Board of Directors
The GBA Board of Directors is an active group of 15 local business people who decide the direction of this association. Terms last two years, and board members attend monthly meetings, serve on GBA committees, and volunteer for GBA event throughout the year. GBA Board Members connect with Greenfield business owners and bring energy to promoting Greenfield.
GBA Board of Directors 2012-2013 Committees:
George Gohl, President, Executive & Finance Committee
Rich Fahey, Vice President, Executive, Membership/Nominating & Events Committee
Michael Ramon, Treasurer, Executive, Media Communications & Finance Committee
Patti Waters, Secretary – Executive & Membership/Nominating Committee
Elizabeth Fisk, Past President
Mary Walsh-Martel – Events Committee
Tami Beauregard – Events Committee
Belinda Clapp – Membership/Nominating Committee
Bill Baker – Events Committee
Mark Wisnewski – Media Communications Committee
Nancy Pretto – Events Committee
Meet the 2012-2013 Board:
Bill Baker, Baker Office Supply
Tamara A. Beauregard has worked at Wilson's Department Store for 40 years, beginning as a high school student salesperson on weekends; through her college years at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she graduated with a degree in fashion merchandising; and continuing today as vice president, responsible for sales promotion, marketing and personnel.
Retail is in her blood, she says. Her father was transferred to the Greenfield Main Street JC Penney store (located where Greenfield’s Market is now) from Ohio in the 1960s. So, actually, she’s worked in retail since she could hold a broom and help her Dad clean the store in the evenings!
Belinda Clapp, Greenfield Savings Bank
Rich Fahey, The Recorder
Elizabeth Fisk, WHAI/Bear Country
George Gohl, Garden Cinema
Kriste Joy is a branch officer for Freedom Credit Union. Educated in the Deerfield schools, she graduated from Frontier Regional School and then attended Associated School of Travel and Tourism in Miami, FL, where she received a certificate. Kriste is currently a part-time student at Greenfield Community College-Isenberg School of Business Transfer Program. She is active in the local schools where she has started a Financial Literacy Program. She also meets with the seniors at the Franklin County Technical School and talks about lending and credit. Kriste is Treasurer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County. She is also treasurer for The Greenfield Business Association.
Nancy Pretto, People's United Bank
Michael E. Ramon is an independent insurance broker who specializes in insurance, investments, and benefits for individuals and employers. A graduate of Frontier Regional High School, Michael spent 10 years in the IT industry designing and installing networks and Cisco Unified Communication systems. Michael joined the GBA Board of Directors to promote area businesses because he believes in the value of doing business locally and supporting local communities through numerous volunteering opportunities.
Patti Waters, of Franklin Community Cooperative — which owns Green Fields Market and McCusker’s Market — has worked in the natural foods industry since 1977. During those years she’s done everything from baking artisan bread to stocking organic produce. A member of the general management team, Patti enjoys the vitality of the downtown business community. She finds solace in nature and studies yoga.
Mary Walsh-Martel, Magical Child
Mark Wisnewski, Greenfield Town Councilor at Large
Meet the GBA Coordinator:
Caitlin von Schmidt, a Greenfield resident, is a local graphic and web designer who has worked in museums and the arts around New England. She has an MFA from UMASS Dartmouth and is Chair of the Greenfield Local Cultural Council. She is an active Greenfield proselytizer and enjoys using her visual and marketing skills to help promote Greenfield as the place to be. She is also a member of the PTO at Federal Street School, where her son is in kindergarten; a member of the Greenfield Gateway Sculpture Committee; and a member of the Greenfield Strategic Master Planning Committee.
Office Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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