Executive Director, John J. Smolinsky
John’s training and professional experience is in the field of banking. Before coming to the Chamber, John served as Senior VP for Business Development at the Webster First Credit Union and, prior to that, as President and CEO for the Saugus Federal Credit Union. Throughout his career, John has served in leadership capacities with local and regional civic organizations.
Executive Assistant, Francie Recinito
Francie’s professional background is in the field of education. She has her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, and prior to working at the Chamber, she was a third grade teacher, and more recently a grant writer for public schools. She is now putting all of these previous skills towards her work at the Chamber.
Co-President, Christopher M. Barrett
Chris is one of four partners at Christopher J. Barrett, Realtors, which just marked its fiftieth year in business. The company consistently supports and participates in local organizations. Chris served over a decade as a Director of the Eastern Middlesex Association of Realtors, including a term as President. Additionally, Chris is Sponsorship Chair of one of Wakefield’s marquee events, Blossoms at the Beebe.
Co-President, Janice M. Casoli
Janice is in the trust and wealth management field as Senior Vice President & Trust Officer of First Financial Trust, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Savings Bank in Wakefield. She is a member of Lynnfield Rotary and a member of FAST, Financial Abuse Specialist Team of the Northern Mass Region of Elder Protective Services.
First Vice President, Suzanne Bowering
Suzanne has thoroughly enjoyed her job as a travel agent at Holiday Travel for the past 35 years. Although not a Wakefield resident, she spends considerable amounts of time volunteering for a variety of town activities and organizations.
Along with being the past Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce president, she is a past president of WCAT’s Board of Directors. Suzanne is a past president of the Wakefield Rotary Club and has been the club secretary since 2003. She enjoys giving back to the community that has given so much to her.
Second Vice President, Ally Houghton
Ally has worked for The Savings Bank for the past 22 years, working her way up to Branch Management before transitioning to Marketing Coordinator. She also has served as Advisor to the 1st ESB branch located at Wakefield Memorial High School. Ally is the current president of Wakefield Community Access Television’s Board of Directors. She has served on the Greenwood Elementary School PTO for the past 5 years, most currently as the Board President and is a coach for Wakefield Soccer Association. Most recently Ally was appointed to the Town of Wakefield Economic Development Council. She is a lifelong Wakefield resident and is now raising her two sons in Wakefield.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sal Barbagallo, Subaru of Wakefield
Cheryl Carroll, Mary Kay Independent Sales Director
Terry Giove, Lahey
Ann Hadley, JC Marketing Associates
Catherine McDonald, Beebe Library
Deana McGovern, Camerlengo & Associates
Catherine Nigro, Lakeside Inn
Peter Rossetti, Peter A. Rossetti Insurance Agency
Jeff Worth, Wakefield Co-Operative Bank
Lisa McKenna- Floramo’s Restaurant
Rob Brogna- Melrose Wakefield Hospital
Robert DiBella, The Savings Bank