LEADERSHIP STAFF

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, Marie Smith
Marie comes to the Chamber with hotel sales and event planning experience.  She is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the office including accounting, handling inquiries and correspondence, and especially enjoys organizing events. Marie is available to help Chamber members and prospective customers.

 

ELECTED OFFICERS

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 the current 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.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chris Barrett, Christopher J. Barrett Realtors

Suzanne Bowering, Holiday Travel

Cheryl Carroll, Mary Kay Independent Sales Director

Janice Casoli, First Financial Trust

Terry Giove, Lahey

Ann Hadley, JC Marketing Associates

Ally Houghton, The Savings Bank

Catherine McDonald, Beebe Library

Cyndi Newell, Greenwood Wine & Spirits

Catherine Nigro, Lakeside Inn

Roseanne Russell, Move2Joy Yoga Studio

Ambassador

Robert DiBella, The Savings Bank

Sharon Gilley