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.
Christopher Pesce
Chairman of the Board
North Shore Bank
Vice President - Marketing Guy
Jason Colacchio
1st Vice President
Adcco Incorporated
President
Chris Feazel
2nd Vice President
Aflac
District Sales Coordinator
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Michael Murray, AIF®
Secretary
Peabody Wealth Advisors
Managing Partner
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.
Sarkis Sarkisian
Treasurer
Sarkisian Sportswear
Owner
Owner of Sarkisian Sportswear, a custom apparel distributor, specializing in embroidery, screen printing and heat press applications. We have been a member of the PACC for 6 years. By participating in the various networking events, we have reaped the benefits of increased business exposure and additional sales to companies that were not our customers before we joined and continue to do business with us today.
James Burke, Esq.
Past Chairman
Law Office of James J. Burke, LLC
Attorney
Julie Daigle
City of Peabody
Business Liaison
Ed Lomasney
Eastern Bank
SVP, Business Banking
Michelle Talisman
Peabody House
Catherine Gravel
GraVoc
Vice President
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. 
 
Martha Holden
Peabody Institute Library
Director
Martha has served as the Director of the Peabody Institute Library since September 11, 2001. Her professional goal is to work with library staff to support community development and strengthen economic, cultural, and educational resources for Peabody residents and visitors.

Martha was raised in Waterbury, CT, received a B.A. in Political Science from UNH, and a M.L.S. from Simmons College. She lives in Peabody. Hobbies include cycling, hiking, skiing, kayaking and dining.
Mary Lou O'Connor
Proforma Ink - Printing and Promotional Marketing
Owner
David Olson
The Salem News
Editor
Nicolas D'Onofrio
Boston Children's at Peabody
Administrator
Laura Swanson
Enterprise Center at Salem State University
Executive Director

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.

 

Lauren Dalis
Northshore Mall
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.
Corey Jackson
Citizens Inn
Executive Director
Sue Tomchyshyn
Plexus Worldwide
Ambassador
I was  introduced to Plexus Worldwide as a result of our very first product-the Breast Check Kit.I knew this was an amazing tool for women and wanted to get it into the hands of friends and family.Since then the product line has grown to 15 products-each one focusing on helping people achieve optimal health thru natural plant based ingredients.Over the past 3 years Plexus has enjoyed growth of over 16,000 %! Why ? Because the products work!.
Whether you are looking to lose weight,balance  blood sugars,improve gut health or alleviate chronic aches and pains,you will likely find a product that can help in Plexus.
Supporting the community through the Peabody Chamber enables me to follow my true passion for helping others and I am excited to bring the good news of Plexus to New England.
Brian Vinagro, CFP®
Peabody Wealth Advisors
Financial Planner
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.
Jason Clucas
TekDoc
Business Development Lead
Pete Diffendal
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.

 
Matthew Genzale
MRG Construction Management
Jennifer Pollio
Wylie Inn and Conference Center
Jennifer Santoro
Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PMLP)
Community Relations Manager