Stephen J. Mullaney, PE, president of S.J. Mullaney Engineering, Inc. has been elected Chair of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2018-19. The announcement was made at the chamber’s Annual Business Meeting on June 14, 2018.

Mullaney, a Leominster native, is a registered professional civil engineer, licensed in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He founded his company, S.J. Mullaney Engineering, Inc. in Leominster in 2004 and joined the Chamber in 2005. He has nearly thirty years of experience in site design and land entitlement for development projects and facility expansions.  He has appeared before more than 70 land use boards in over 25 cities and towns.

In addition to this involvement with the Chamber, Mullaney is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and its Boston section.  He also belongs to the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Massachusetts Aggregate and Asphalt Pavement Association, where he has instructed on the EPA Stormwater Program.  Mr. Mullaney has also testified as an expert witness in traffic matters before the Massachusetts Land Court.

Mullaney is very active in the community, having served in the past on the City of Leominster’s Airport Study Committee, as well as serving as Leominster’s liaison to the Fort Devens redevelopment agencies and serving on the Police Station Siting Committee.  He has also provided pro-bono services to area communities in developing and updating land use regulations, particularly Lancaster and Ayer and has helped to facilitate inter-municipal dialogues for utility service extensions to accommodate economic expansion.

He attended St. Leo School in Leominster and was the 1986 valedictorian and male All-Bernardian at St. Bernard’s Central Catholic High School in Fitchburg.  He is a 1991 summa cum laude graduate of Northeastern University in Boston.

Mr. Mullaney involvement with the Chamber spans back to the 1990s when he was active through his previous employer David E. Ross Associates, Inc. in Ayer.  He was elected to the Chamber’s Board of Directors in 2011 and has held several leadership positions including Vice Chair and Treasurer. He has also served on the Chamber’s Government Affairs and Nominating Committees.  As the Chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, Mr. Mullaney will work with the Board, Chamber staff, and membership to champion the Chamber in its mission to serve the region’s business community.

“Steve has proven himself to be a tireless champion for the Chamber and North Central Massachusetts,” noted Roy Nascimento, Chamber president & CEO.  “We look forward to continuing to work with him to advance the interests of our members and to advance the economy of the region.”

He succeeds Mark Freeman, president SteelFab, 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 the Chamber, an organization that plays an important role in supporting businesses of all sizes in North Central Massachusetts,” expressed Mr. Mullaney, “I am excited to continue Mark’s efforts and work to ensure the Chamber remains a strong resource for the local business community.”

In the same election, Deborah Weymouth, president of HealthAlliance Hospital, Inc. was elected Vice-Chair and director Steve Rocheleau, president of Rocheleau Tool & Die was elected to the position of Treasurer.  Board members elected for a three-year term were Neil Abramson, CFO of ECI Stores; Will Aubuchon, president & CEO of W.E. Aubuchon Company; Matthew Fournier, president of Elite Construction & Design; and Rachel Lopez, president of Resource Management, Inc.

Continuing current terms on the Board of Directors are Wayne Canty, Heat Trace Products; David Duval, Protective Services; Steve Duvarney, Duvarney Jewelers; Mark Freeman, SteelFab, Inc.; Ken Gurge, Law Offices of Kenneth W. Gurge; James Vander Hooven, Mount Wachusett Community College; Dr. Richard Lapidus, Fitchburg State University; Anne Leader, Vision Payroll; Christopher McCarthy, Fidelity Bank; Anthony Mercadante, Mercadante & Mercadante, CPA; and Henry Tessman, Great Wolf Lodge.