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NEW: Murray to Head Worcester Chamber

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

 

Lt. Governor Tim Murray is resigning his office as Lt. Governor and will take the position as CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, GoLocalWorcester has learned.

Murray will succeed Dick Kennedy who is set to retire. According to tax documents, Kennedy was paid $156,000 in 2011. Boston/CBS Local is reporting Murray will be paid $200,000.

The Chamber has been faced with difficult financial conditions over the past few years.

According to the most recent tax return information for the Chamber as reported on GuideStar, the Chamber ended the 2011 fiscal year with revenue $1,285,789, but reported total expenses $1,406,306.

Chamber Board to Vote Today

Approval of Murray, who also served as Mayor of Worcester will come before the Chamber board today at a lunch time closed meeting.  

The Chamber's board is comprised of:

Peter B. Alden – President & CEO, Bay State Savings Bank

Craig L. Blais – President & CEO, Worcester Business Development Corp.

Karen M. Blais - President, Auburn Chamber of Commerce

Richard P. Burke – President, Senior Care Services, Fallon Community Health Plan

Dr. Jack P. Calareso – President, Anna Maria College 

Louis M. Ciavarra – Managing Partner, Bowditch & Dewey

Michael F. Collins, M.D. – Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Timothy P. Crimmins, Jr. – President, People’s United Bank

Christopher Crowley – Executive Vice President & Treasurer, Polar Beverages

Ellen M. Cummings – Regional Director of External Affairs, Verizon Communications

Andrew B. Davis – Director, Worcester Regional Airport

Joseph Deliso - Chairman, Blackstone Valley Chamber

James J. Donoghue – Owner, Tweed’s Pub Restaurant

Sandy L. Dunn - General Manager, DCU Center

Benjamin G. Duszlak – Vice President, Sovereign Bank

Bruce Gaultney – Publisher, Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Dennis F. Gorman – Partner, Fletcher, Tilton P.C.

J. Kendall Huber – Sr. Vice President / General Counsel, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.

Steven G. Joseph – Senior Vice President, Unum Group

Richard B. Kennedy - President & CEO, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Cheryl M. Lapriore – Vice President & Chief of Staff, UMass Memorial Health Care

Deborah L. Larsen – Sr. Vice President, UniBank

Alan Lavine – Vice President, Percy’s, Inc.

Richard T. Leahy – President/CEO, Webster Five Cents Savings Bank

Edward P. Madaus – Executive Director, The Guild of St. Agnes

Susan Mailman – President, Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc.

Michael J. Malloy, PharmD - Professor/Dean, Mass. College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Mark Marzeotti - President, WDO Chamber

Kate McEvoy - Zdonczyk, Vice President, Central and Western Mass. for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

John F. Merrill – President, Fidelity Bank

Joni J. Milluzzo – President, Holden Area Chamber

Demitros M. Moschos - Partner, Mirick O’Connell

Michael A. Mudd – President, Worcester Sharks

Kip M. Paterson – Director, Human Resources, Saint-Gobain Abrasives

Bernie Rotman – Vice President, Rotmans

John V. Sbrogna – Financial Advisor, Baystate Financial Services

Edwin T. Shea, Jr. – Marketing President, Bank of America

Marie M. Shepherd, CPA – Partner, Graham Shepherd, P.C.

Daniel F. Shimkus, Jr. – Sr. Vice President, TD Bank

Marvin S. Silver – Partner, Partridge, Snow & Hahn, LLP

Peter R. Stanton – CEO, New England Business Media, LLC

David E. Surprenant – Managing Partner, Mirick O’Connell

Robert L. Thomas – Executive Director, MLK, Jr. Business Empowerment Center

Brian W. Thompson – President & CEO, Commerce Bank

 

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