Barbara Mahoney To Chair North Central Massachusetts Chamber Of Commerce Board Of Directors

Barbara Mahoney To Chair North Central Massachusetts Chamber Of Commerce Board Of Directors

Barbara Mahoney

Barbara Mahoney, president and CEO of Leominster Credit Union, has been elected Chair of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce board of directors for 2024-2025

Barbara Mahoney, president and CEO of Leominster Credit Union, has been elected Chair of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce board of directors for 2024-2025. The announcement was made at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting on June 20, 2024. As the Chair of the Chamber’s board of directors, she will work with fellow board members, Chamber staff, and membership, to champion the Chamber in its mission to serve the region’s business community.

Mahoney was named president and CEO of Leominster Credit Union in 2020. She first joined the credit union in 2003 as Vice President of Human Resources and rose through the ranks to become Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2019. Founded in 1954, Leominster Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative financial institution headquartered in Leominster, Mass. The credit union offers a full range of deposit, lending, and other financial services to more than 40,000 members in North Central Massachusetts.

In addition to her involvement with the Chamber, Mahoney serves on a number of boards and charitable organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club of Fitchburg/Leominster, MassHire North Central Workforce Board and the St. Bernard’s High School Foundation.

She succeeds James Vander Hooven, president of Mount Wachusett Community College, who now moves to the position of Immediate Past Chair of the board of directors.

“The Chamber is a dynamic and well-respected organization that plays a critical role in the economic development, tourism, workforce and community engagement for our region,” said Mahoney. “I am eager to work in collaboration with my esteemed board members to enhance the work done by Jim Vander Hooven and the current board to ensure our region continues to prosper for our businesses, provides a warm welcome for our visitors, and continues the strong community traditions that make our region a great place to call home.”

Mahoney was first elected to the Chamber’s board of directors in 2021 and has held several leadership positions, including Vice Chair and Treasurer. She also served on the Chamber’s Leadership Council, and the One North Central Leadership and Executive Committees.

“Barbara has made a significant impact in advancing and advocating for the Chamber over a number of years and in various roles,” said Roy Nascimento, president and CEO, North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce. “Through her respected leadership, Barbara will continue to support our goals while advancing the interests of our members and that of our region.”

In the same election, Tony Fields, president, Clear Tech Group, based in Leominster, was elected Vice Chair. Allie Catlin, owner, Smith’s Country Cheese, located in Winchendon, was elected to the position of Treasurer.

North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2024-2025

North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2024-2025

Board members elected for new terms were

  • Marieke Cormier, owner, Roots Natural Foods, Leominster
  • Christopher Hendry, president and CEO, IC Credit Union, Fitchburg
  • Patrick McCarty, president, McCarty Engineering, Inc., Leominster
  • Mark Hettinger, president and CEO, GFA Federal Credit Union, Gardner
  • Kayla Nault, owner of DeBonis & Davin Florist, Fitchburg, and Sage Home Collections, Townsend

Continuing current terms on the board of directors are

  • Melissa Glenny, president, Franklin Professional Associates, Leominster
  • Nick Haritos, president and CEO of AIS, Inc., Leominster
  • John Heroux, president of Micro Machine & Electronics, Inc., Leominster
  • Michael Johansen, president and CEO of Bemis Associates, Inc. in Shirley
  • Christopher McCarthy, Fidelity Bank, Leominster
  • Nicole Moorshead, general manager, Chocksett Inn, Sterling and the Colonial Hotel, Gardner
  • David Moura, president, Moura’s Cleaning Service, Fitchburg
  • Joshua Page, president, JP Electric and Son, Fitchburg
  • Rodrigo Souza, owner, Comeketo Brazilian Steakhouse, Leominster