Three staff members of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce were recently recognized for their years of service by the Massachusetts Association of Chamber Executives (MACCE). Diane Burnette, manager of the Johnny Appleseed Visitors Center, and Roy Nascimento, president and CEO were both recognized for twenty-five years of service within the chamber of commerce industry. Kat Deal, programs and events manager, was recognized for five years of service.
The 2023 Service Awards were awarded during the MACCE Annual Meeting held on April 13, 2023 in Northampton, Mass. MACCE Service Awards recognize and promote chamber professionals in Massachusetts who have achieved significant years of service in the chamber industry.
Deal joined the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce in 2018 and is responsible for planning and executing the many events and programs of the Chamber and its affiliate organizations.
Nascimento started his chamber career in 1998 at the Metro South Chamber of Commerce, before leading the Attleboro and New Bedford Chambers. He was selected to lead the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce in 2015.
A lifelong resident of Fitchburg, Burnette began her career with the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce in 1998 as an administrative assistant and was promoted to manager of the Johnny Appleseed Visitors’ Center in 2008. She is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and overseeing staff at the visitor center on Route 2 in Lancaster, Mass.
“Diane, Kat and Roy are important contributors to the success of the Chamber,” said Jim Vander Hooven, president of Mount Wachusett Community College and Chair of the board of directors for the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce. “This recognition is well-deserved and a testament to their professionalism and dedication to our members and communities in North Central Massachusetts.”