Board of Directors
The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce is governed by a board of directors made up of representatives of businesses and organizations throughout the community. This diverse group brings a wealth of business and leadership experience to promote, build, and support the most effective business climate for our members. Annually, a Nominating Committee identifies and selects candidates for open positions ensuring representation of membership and needs of the PACC. Board members are elected for a 3 year term, serving a maximum of 2 terms.
Chairman of the Board
North Shore Bank
Vice President - Marketing Guy
I'm a creative marketing professional with almost 30-years of experience in the financial services industry. I specialize in strategic marketing, branding, and advertising and ad design. I'm the proud father of two beautiful daughters, and my wife and I live in Peabody with our cocker spanial, Brodie (who's really the only one who listens to me in our house).
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
District Sales Coordinator
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Michael Murray, AIF®
Peabody Wealth Advisors
Michael Murray is Managing Partner of Peabody Wealth Advisors. Michael's lifelong mission as a Financial Planner is to assist clients in obtaining the optimal balance of financial independence and quality of life. Michael provides independent, objective financial advice delivered in a cost effective and transparent manner in order to help reach this goal. Based on his industry experience with both wealth management and risk management, Michael is able to take a holistic view of his client's individual situation and make appropriate recommendations.
James Burke, Esq.
Law Office of James J. Burke, LLC
City of Peabody
Cathy is co-founder of GraVoc and serves as the company's vice president. GraVoc is committed to solving business problems for customers through the development, implementation, and support of technology-based solutions.
Cathy is active in the community having served as board member for the Peabody Rotary Club, Haven from Hunger, Peabody Chamber, and on many committees. As a member of the Chamber, Cathy is able to stay connected to the community. Cathy Enjoys spending time with her family through activities such as skiing, hiking, and biking.
Mary Lou O'Connor
Proforma Ink - Printing and Promotional Marketing
Boston Children's at Peabody
Enterprise Center at Salem State University
Laura Swanson is the Executive Director of the Enterprise Center at Salem State University. The Center offers a broad cross section of business programs to support entrepreneurs, as well as small and medium sized business that are growing on the North Shore. As Executive Director Ms. Swanson is responsible for over 100 business programs offered by the Center, each year, as well as the management of the Center’s 53,000 sq. ft. building that houses approximately 40 tenants. She works closely with Salem State University and its entrepreneurship programs for students and manages the work of the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development.She has been with the Enterprise Center since 2008 and previously served as its Chief Operating Officer.
Director of Marketing Northshore Mall
Lauren has served 11 years in the shopping center industry. She has been Marketing Director at Northshore Mall for the past 4 years. Expertise, interests and skills include:
Creating and hosting events that drive shopper traffic to shopping centers while providing advertising opportunities for retailers and prospective marketing clients.
Working with center retailers to increase sales and achieve individual goals.
Forging relationships with local organizations to create grassroots programming events to continue to draw shoppers to centers.
Managing digital marketing and social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, mall website.
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Brian Vinagro, CFP®
Peabody Wealth Advisors
Brian Vinagro is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ practitioner. Brian provides an independent and comprehensive planning experience for his clients by addressing such key areas as wealth management, risk management, estate planning and tax planning. A graduate of Salem State College, Brian obtained his B.S. in Political Science. Brian earned a Certificate in Financial Planning from Boston University before earning the CFP® certification.
The Peabody Area Chamber is a tremendous resource through advocacy, its promotion of new and creative ways to network with other like-minded professionals, and by providing multiple venues by which we can give back to our community.
Business Development Lead
Ferncroft Country Club
Director of Business Development
A senior-level agency leader with multidisciplinary B2B and B2C marketing experience. Innovative problem solver and results oriented professional with a proven history of moving initiatives forward. A continuum of expertise developing and implementing measured and integrated marketing, brand, communications and business development strategies. Skilled in developing relationships and new markets, hiring, training, motivating and managing teams.
MRG Construction Management
Wylie Inn and Conference Center
Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PMLP)
Community Relations Manager
Salem Five Bank
SVP Commercial Banking