September Edition of Good Morning North Central Focuses on Transportation in North Central Massachusetts

Speakers include MassDOT Highway Administrator and Fitchburg Airport Manager

Jonathan Gulliver, Highway Administrator for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)

The next edition of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce’s popular Good Morning North Central breakfast program is scheduled for Friday, September 17, 2021, from 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and will take place at Great Wolf Lodge, 150 Great Wolf Way, Fitchburg, MA. The September edition is sponsored by Unitil.

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 September are Jonathan Gulliver, Highway Administrator for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), and Peter Kettle, Manager of the Fitchburg Municipal Airport.

Gulliver, a Lancaster, Massachusetts native, was appointed Highway Administrator by Governor Charlie Baker in 2017. In this role, Gulliver is responsible for the engineering, operations and construction of the state’s entire highway and bridge system and oversees a workforce of more than 2,500 employees and a $1.2 billion annual capital program.  Prior to his appointment as Highway

Peter Kettle, Manager of the Fitchburg Municipal Airport

Administrator, he served as the MassDOT District 3 Highway Director responsible for the highways and bridges in Central Massachusetts. He has also served as the Project Development Director for MassDOT’s District 6 in Metro Boston.

Peter Kettle was appointed Manager of the Fitchburg Municipal Airport in 2020 after serving more than 15 years as a member of the Fitchburg Pilots Association and as a member of the Fitchburg Airport Commission. Since being named manager, Kettle has overseen major projects, including the construction of the airport’s new administration building; the reconstruction, reconfiguration, and expansion of the airport’s main runway; and the closure and removal of a secondary runway. These new developments resulted in the airport being able to better serve its existing customer base, as well as attract additional users and businesses. In addition, the closure of the second runway opens up nearly 45 acres of land for construction of additional facilities.

The cost to attend the event is just $27 for Chamber members/$42 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 visit

As the Chamber wants to ensure a safe environment for all, attendees are asked to abide by the COVID-19 mask advisory issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health which advises those who are fully vaccinated to wear a mask or face covering if they are at increased risk for severe disease because of age or an underlying medical condition, or if someone in their household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is an unvaccinated adult. Visit for the Chamber’s COVID-19 event protocols and to stay informed on any updates for upcoming events.