The Chamber is pleased to welcome four new Board Members and confirm our new Slate of Officers for 2020-2021 at the Annual Meeting on Thursday, July 30. New Board Members will serve a three-year term.
Boucher Funeral Home, Inc.
Jacob is a third-generation Funeral Director at Boucher Funeral Home, Inc. and was born and raised in Gardner. He founded, and has owned, JBC DJ Services since 2009.
As an active and engaged member of the Gardner community, Jacob is a Member, Director and Secretary of the Acadien Social Club, a Member of the Elks Lodge and
serves on the Chamber’s Membership Committee.
Edward Jones Financial Services
Amanda Melanson is a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones. She has worked for Edward Jones since 2007 and became a limited partner of the firm in 2015.
She also enjoys being an active member of the community. Amanda is a Board Member of the MWCC Alumni Network and serves on the Chamber’s Membership Committee and Ambassador Team. In addition, she is an active member of the Women’s Circle of Giving in Gardner. Amanda is on the Advisory Board for the Community Foundation of North Central MA and has participated as an assistant coach for Girls on the Run in Gardner.
Workers Credit Union
James is Assistant Vice President and Area Manager for Workers Credit Union. His career in Financial Services spans 23 years. He is also an adjunct Business Instructor at both Assumption College and Mount Wachusett Community College.
In addition to work, he has been involved on several boards and committees including: a member of the Assumption College Alumni Board and Student Advisory Committee, Monty Tech. He is very active in the community and has participated as a Community Impact Volunteer, for United Way of Central MA and volunteered his time to a Volunteer Income Tax Program and the Toys for Tots.
Mount Wachusett Community College
Carla Zottoli is Executive Director of Development and the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation, a non-profit organization providing financial support to the College and its students.
She has experience in strategic planning, fundraising, and board development in non-profit and for-profit management, and also has professional experience in real estate development. Earlier in her career, she served as an aide to Massachusetts State Senator Harriette Chandler. She also has experience as a small businesses owner, having previously owned and operated a restaurant in Princeton for 12 years.
Slate of Officers 2020 – 2021
Tracy Hutchinson, GAAMHA Inc.
Immediate Past Chair
Christof Chartier, C.M. Chartier Contracting
Brenda Buckley, IC Federal Credit Union
Scot Barrett, BDO USA, LLP
Kevin Tomasetti, Advanced Cable Ties
Thank You to Our Annual Meeting Sponsors