NEW: Murray to Head Worcester Chamber
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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