Good Morning North Central January 2023

January Edition of Good Morning North Central Features Diana DiZoglio, State Auditor Elect for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Christine Abrams, CEO of Commonwealth Corporation

The next edition of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce’s popular Good Morning North Central breakfast program is scheduled for Thursday, January 12, 2023, from 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and will take place at Great Wolf Lodge, 150 Great Wolf Drive, Fitchburg, MA. The January edition is sponsored by Resource Management, Inc.

The Good Morning North Central breakfast series is the Chamber’s longest running program. The breakfast series started in 1984 and has evolved into a high-profile, fast-paced and educational morning program geared towards executives, senior managers, professionals and business owners from throughout North Central Massachusetts. Over the years, speakers have included governors, senators, prominent business and civic leaders, authors and celebrities.

The featured speakers for the month of January are Diana DiZoglio, State Auditor Elect for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Christine Abrams, President and CEO of the Commonwealth Corporation.

Diana DiZoglio was elected as the new State Auditor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in November, 2022 and will begin serving in this role on January 18, 2023. The Massachusetts State Auditor is a statewide elected office responsible for conducting audits, investigations, and studies to promote accountability and transparency of how tax dollars are spent, improve performance, and make government run better. A student of Massachusetts public schools, Diana attended Middlesex Community College and later Wellesley College. After serving in the Legislature as an aide, as Chief of Staff for the 12,000-member Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts, and years of work for local nonprofits and community organizations, Diana won her first race for public office in 2012. Diana served three terms as State Representative for the 14th Essex District. In 2018, she was elected to the State Senate for the 1st Essex District, serving two terms, and in 2022 was elected to be the next Massachusetts State Auditor.

Christine Abrams was selected as the President & CEO of Commonwealth Corporation in April, 2020. Commonwealth Corporation (CommCorp) is the quasi-public agency that is responsible for administering and delivering a wide range of publicly and privately funded workforce programs. She has more than thirty years of progressive financial and organizational leadership experience with Fortune 100 companies, startups, and non-profit organizations. Previously, Christine was Senior Director of Sales, Americas, and Australia for Instant Services at IGT. In this role, she helped build key partnerships and worked collaboratively with manufacturing, operations, R&D, finance and IGT corporate to achieve profit and market share goals significantly outpacing the industry averages. Prior to that, Christine served as the SVP of Sales and Marketing Chelsea based Signature Bread and as Director of Sales at General Mills Inc where she was named a Women of Influence in the Consumer Foods Industry. Christine was elected by her peers as the Chair of the Northeast Network of Executive Women. She served on the board for the Garden of Peace and was recently elected to the Garden’s Advisory Committee and served as Vice President of DOVE’s Board of Directors.

The cost to attend the event is just $30 for Chamber members/$45 non-members and includes breakfast. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact Kathleen Deal at 978.353.7600 ext. 235, or register online.