The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the participants selected for the 2024 Community Leadership Institute (CLI). CLI is dedicated to providing participants with individual leadership skills and a deep understanding of the region. The nine-month program focuses on education, government, health care, social services, justice system, media, arts and culture, environment and history. The Chamber created the Institute to inspire a new generation of men and women to enthusiastically assume important roles in their community. The program challenges individuals from diverse backgrounds to be influential in our region’s future.
The Community Leadership Institute began in 1988, known then as Leadership North Central. Over the last 25 years, more than 300 participants have graduated from the Institute and become leaders in their communities, with over 100 in the last five years. Participants for CLI are sponsored by their business and are seen as leaders or potential leaders within that organization.
Participants in the Community Leadership Institute (CLI) Class of 2024 include:
Jennifer Armentrout, Rollstone Bank & Trust
Maureen Babcock, North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce
Lindsay Carpenter Connors, Fitchburg State University
Erin Carr, AIS, Inc.
Aimme Cotnoir, Fitchburg Art Museum
Sonia Demelo, Bemis Associates, Inc.
Jessica DeRoy, City of Gardner
Joeci Gilchrest, You Name It Creatives, LLC
Taylor Healey, Foster-Healey Real Estate
Ralph Hogan, Mount Wachusett Community College
Bob Jumper, Leominster Credit Union
Autumn Kelly, Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School
Ethan Lin-Schwartz, Burkart-Phelan Inc.
Kat McLellan, Fitchburg State University
Patrick O’Connell, Enterprise Bank and Trust Company
Rosa Rivera, UMass Memorial HealthAlliance – Clinton Hospital, Inc
Nathalie Rivera-Castro, Workers’ Credit Union
Gissaury Rodriquez, IC Federal Credit Union
Shawn Tolf, Fidelity Bank