For Maureen Wojnar, the credit union industry is all she’s ever known.
A passion for real estate seems to run in Karen Fish-Will’s blood. Fish-Will was introduced to the business at a young age, beginning with afternoons spent at her father’s construction company after school.
Rachel Chisholm describes herself as a “people person,” and it is apparent that she thrives on her community involvement, dedication to advancing her employees and assisting her customers. “I love mentoring, developing, coaching people. Between that and the customers, I think that’s my favorite – really interacting. I’m a people person, so having that interaction with people is really the highlight.”
The overall economic growth of New England in 2016 mirrored that of the U.S., according to a presentation by the New England Economic Partnership (NEEP) at its annual Economic Outlook Conference, held yesterday at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
Vanessa Calderón-Rosado is currently the leader of an organization that has been an installation in downtown Boston for almost half a century, with roots in a high-profile, and successful, protest against displacement in the city’s South End.
A former journalist with a background in real estate, Tina Cassidy, executive vice president and chief content officer at InkHouse, brings a distinctive approach to her role in public relations.
Incorporating her knowledge of both industries, she enjoys helping clients market their projects through new forms of media.
Though born and raised in New York, Tricia Pinto got her hands into the Bay State’s environmental engineering scene (literally) when she arrived for a master’s program at MIT following work in the civilian arm of the Army Corps of Engineers.
Sarah Samuels first fell in love with the investing industry when she began her career at Wellington Management Co. at the ground level. Soon after, she made it her goal to become an analyst.
Samuels went back to school to get her master’s in business administration and certified financial analyst designation. She has since worked her way up to the C-suite, and has now been with the Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board (PRIM) for five years. Currently deputy chief investment officer, she is a member of the four-person executive team that runs the business, where she personally manages a pool of $40 billion in assets.
A little over a decade ago, the staff at Mansfield Bank brought in Richard Hamilton to bolster their burgeoning commercial lending department. They knew they had gotten someone with credentials. They knew they had gotten someone who could navigate the business landscape. They likely didn’t know that they had gotten some who would dress up as Santa Claus each holiday season and lead a team of elves around the bank, spreading Christmas cheer.
Giving back to the community is an important mission in Lori Meads’ professional and personal life. It’s evident in the lengthy list of organizations with which she is involved.
It’s clear that Patrick Thorpe, president and CEO of BankGloucester, views himself not as an individual, but as an extension of the bank and a representation of the work it does for the community.