Archive | February, 2011

Tim Brennan

Tim Brennan

Executive Director, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission Tim Brennan was talking about the specific skills one must possess to be a successful planner, especially a long-range planner, which is his unofficial job title. And he focused on two traits — patience and tenacity — noting that one must have them in abundance in this arena, because […]

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Lucy Giuggio Carvalho

Lucia Giuggio Carvalho

Founder, Rays of Hope Lucy Giuggio Carvalho calls them her “million-dollar sunglasses.” She found them in a bargain bin at T.J. Maxx in the summer of 2009, and knew at first sight that she had something special. “I think I paid $2 for them; they’re pink, they’re sparkly, they’re different,” said Carvalho, who gave them […]

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Don Kozera

Don Kozera

President, Human Resources Unlimited Don Kozera says he applies a number of lessons from his time in teaching to his day-to-day work as president of Human Resources Unlimited (HRU). And one of the most important dates back to his first full day at Green Mountain Union High School in Chester, Vt., and what happened after. […]

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Robert Perry

Robert Perry

Retired Partner/Consultant, Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C. Robert Perry admits that he’s not much of a handyman. So he makes no apologies for the fact that, over the course of more than a decade’s work with Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity, he’s probably spent three or four days “working,” at least by his estimation. And while […]

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