AGAWAM — Meredith Wise, president of the Employers Assoc. of the NorthEast (EANE), announced the addition of four executives to the 18-member EANE board of directors: David Leslie, controller of Glenmeadow Inc. in Longmeadow; William Manthey, vice president and chief financial officer at Bridgeport Fittings Inc. in Stratford, Conn.; Erin Gisherman Minior, CEO of Jewish Family Services (JFS) of Rhode Island in Providence; and Michael Rocheleau, executive vice president and chief financial officer of PTA Corp. in Oxford, Conn.
EANE board members offer concrete counsel and valuable perspectives that help the organization remain at the forefront of employment relations and drive member engagement.
Leslie oversees the accounting and information-technology functions at Glenmeadow. Over the 19 years he has been with the company, he has negotiated tax-exempt bond and private-placement issues that have funded expansions and major renovations at Glenmeadow. He has overseen the responses to random audits by the IRS and DOL, both with successful outcomes. He is on the board of directors for the Community Music School of Springfield and has served on the board of directors of the East Longmeadow/Longmeadow Chamber of Commerce and East of the River 5 Town Chamber of Commerce. He remains connected to chamber service, sitting on two committees of the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is also an Aging Services surveyor for CARF International.
Manthey has been vice president and CFO at Bridgeport Fittings for 13 years, and has held CFO and administrative positions in general management for Connecticut manufacturing companies over the last 40 years. He is also a certified management accountant, a certificate he received in 1981. He is a former chair of the board for the Manufacturing Alliance of CT and negotiated its acquisition by EANE. In his spare time, he does volunteer work in the Cheshire, Conn. Lions Club and was a co-founder and now vice president of the Cheshire Half Marathon Foundation.
Minior is responsible for the workings of JFS and for all services under its mission to care for families and individuals throughout their life cycle. These services include the Counseling Center, Adoption Options, Lifeline RI, home care, the Kosher Mealsite in Cranston, R.I., and Kosher Meals-on-Wheels, AgeWell RI, and Moes Chitim (the annual Passover appeal). She joined the agency in 1997 as coordinator of elderly services and became director of professional services in 1999. Currently, she is a member of the CEO Council of the Assoc. of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies. She has been active in leadership positions with the Somerset Council on Aging, the YMCA, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. She has an extensive clinical background in social work and is an experienced instructor and supervisor.
Rocheleau has been with PTA Corp. for more than 20 years. Besides serving as executive vice president and CFO, his additional duties include serving as the general manager of the Oxford, Conn. business unit. Prior to joining PTA, he served as CFO for a multi-state plastics manufacturer with international operations, vice president of Operations for a multi-plant manufacturer and distributor of stainless-steel and specialty alloys, and corporate controller for a security and alarm company with significant growth fueled organically and through acquisitions. Early in his career, he held progressively more responsible positions in financial and operational accounting.