November Edition of Good Morning North Central features new director of state tourism office and the CEO of Recovery Centers of America – Westminster

The next edition of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber’s popular Good Morning North Central breakfast series is scheduled for Friday, November 18, 2016 from 6:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton, 99 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA.  The November edition is sponsored by the DoubleTree by Hilton – Leominster.

The Good Morning North Central series is a high-profile, fast-paced and educational breakfast program geared towards executives, senior managers, professionals and business owners.  Each of the programs has a business-oriented focus and features popular speakers to present on topics of interest to local businesses.

francois-nivaudThe featured speaker for the November edition is Francois-Laurent Nivaud, the new executive director of the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism.  The program also includes a presentation by Jack Maroney, CEO of the new Recovery Centers of America – Westminster, which opened in October.

Mr. Nivaud was appointed to his position in April, 2016.  A native of France, Nivaud brings decades of experience in the hospitality and tourism industries to the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism.  In 1998 he created New England Management Services (NEMS), a think tank for the hospitality industry that has been involved in consulting projects around the country and was instrumental in developing a Hotel & Residences complex at Battery Wharf in Boston in 2008.  He was the Managing Director of the Boston Harbor Hotel from 1988-1999, helping to position it as an industry-leading hotel property.  He founded the Boston Wine Festival, now in its 27th year, and the Boston Wine Expo, the first wine symposium in the Northeast. Nivaud also served as the Dean of the Roger A. Saunders School of Business & Hospitality Management at Newbury College.  He is a Director Emeritus of the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau and served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce from 1995-2013.  He co-founded the Massachusetts Visitor Industry Council and created the Massachusetts Lodging Association.jack-maroney

Mr. Maroney, co-author of “The East Side of Addiction,” and founder of Spring Hill Recovery Center, was named CEO of the new Westminster facility in July, 2016.  With 26 years of experience in substance use disorder, Maroney will lead a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and offer a broad continuum of care at RCA at Westminster.  RCA supports addiction recovery through various avenues and a lifestyle change approach. While most stays range from 4 to 6 weeks, RCA can support longer stays.

The cost is just $25 for Chamber members/$40 non-members and includes a breakfast buffet. Season Tickets are also available for purchase.  Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact the Chamber at 978.353.7600 ext. 235 or visit