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  • The NEACCE Executive of the Year is an esteemed recognition awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, and dedication in advancing the interests of their local business community. This prestigious accolade celebrates the unwavering commitment of chamber executives who tirelessly work to foster economic growth, promote entrepreneurship, and advocate for the needs of businesses both large and small. Recipients of this honor serve as influential catalysts for positive change, driving initiatives that enhance the vitality and prosperity of their regions while embodying the values of collaboration, integrity, and service to others. Through their visionary leadership and tireless advocacy, these individuals inspire others to strive for excellence in building thriving and resilient communities.



    Carol Lighthall
    Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce

  • 2022

    Melissa Fetterhoff
    Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce, MA

  • 2018

    Diane Nadeau
    Windham Chamber of Commerce, CT

  • 2014

    Jim Roche
    NH Business & Industry Association, NH

  • 2011

    Lisa Konicki
    Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce, RI

  • 2007

    Tim Sink
    Gr Concord Chamber of Commerce, NH

  • 2004

    Susan Morreale-Leeber
    Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce, MA

  • 2001

    Robin Wilson
    Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce, CT

  • 1997

    Lewis Songer
    Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce, MA

  • 1995

    Ron Zooleck
    South Shore Chamber of Commerce, MA

  • 2021

    Kamen Gifford
    Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, NH

  • 2017

    Rick Kidder
    South Coast Chamber of Commerce, MA

  • 2013

    Kelly Thompson Clark
    Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, MA

  • 2010

    Chris Cooney
    Metro South Chamber of Commerce, MA

  • 2006

    Theresa Pinto-Lamson
    Gr Laconia Chamber of Commerce, NH

  • 2003

    Wendy Northcross
    Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, MA

  • 2000

    Paul Timpanelli
    Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce, CT

  • 1996

    Linda Sterns
    Addison County Chamber of Commerce, VT

  • 2019

    Jack Lank
    United Regional Chamber of Commerce, MA

  • 2015

    Jane Garibay
    Windsor Chamber of Commerce, CT

  • 2012

    Roy Nascimento
    New Bedford Chamber of Commerce, MA

  • 2008

    Ted Welte
    Metro West Chamber of Commerce, MA

  • 2005

    Joe Bevilacqua
    Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce, MA

  • 2002

    John Gregory
    Northern RI Chamber of Commerce, RI

  • 1999

    Karen Arel
    Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce, ME

  • 1996

    Mark Eagan
    Metro South Chamber of Commerce, MA

  • 1994

    William Short
    Worcester Chamber of Commerce, MA






















    The year of covid, when all NEACCE Presidents & Executives were recognized for their efforts to keep businesses open!