Rachel Lopez, president of Resource Management, Inc. (RMI) has been elected Chair of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2021-2022. The announcement was made at the chamber’s Annual Meeting on June 10, 2021.
Headquartered in Fitchburg, RMI was established in 1995 as a PEO and full-service HR out servicing firm. Its experts offer a wide range of HR services including payroll processing and taxes, compliance guidance and paperwork, workers’ comp insurance and safety management, HR and personnel administration, and benefits administration. Since its founding, RMI has grown into one of the largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the nation. It operates today in thirty-nine states and has over 6,000 employees.
Lopez grew up in the family owned business, starting out as its first employee when she was just 15. She started in payroll and went on to work in every department within the company and eventually managed the sales and product development department before being promoted to President of the company in 2017.
She succeeds David A. Duval, president and founder of Protective Services, Inc. who now moves to the position of Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors.
“It is an honor and privilege to have been elected Chair of this dynamic and respected organization that plays such an important role in North Central Massachusetts,” expressed Ms. Lopez, “I am excited to continue David Duval’s efforts and make sure the Chamber remains a strong resource for the local business community.”
In the same election, Christopher McCarthy, president & COO of Fidelity Bank in Leominster was elected Vice-Chair and director Cheryl Molebash, general manager of Dixie Consumer Products in Leominster was elected to the position of Treasurer. Board members elected for a new three-year term were Allie Catlin, co-owner of Smith’s Country Cheese in Winchendon; Rodrigo Souza, owner of Comeketo Brazilian Steakhouse in Leominster; and John Zarrella president of Research Results, Inc. in Fitchburg.