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Greater Westfield Chamber Elects New Officers, Directors

WESTFIELD — The board of directors of the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce elected new officers and directors at its recent annual meeting. They include Dan Burack, president; Dawn Thomas, first vice president and treasurer; Kevin O’Connor, second vice president; and Cindy Lacoste, secretary.

Burack is the owner of Tekoa Country Club as well as a real-estate developer. Thomas is a vice president and chief financial officer at Instrument Technology Inc. O’Connor is vice president of retail banking and marketing at Westfield Bank. Lacoste is a senior paralegal at Mestek Inc.

The new directors ratified include Andrea Allard, CEO of the Westfield YMCA; Calvin Annino Jr., managing partner of Annino, Draper & Moore, P.C.; Lt. Col. Brenda Hendricksen, 104th Wing executive officer at Barnes Air National Guard Base; Jay Kline, business and finance manager at Westfield Gas & Electric; and Ann Woodson, property owner of George’s Jewelers.

The remaining board of directors includes Ron Bryant, president of Baystate Noble Hospital; Todd Brown, vice president at Tighe & Bond; Vincent Carbone, vice president of operations at Savage Arms; Anne Faunce, branch manager at First Niagara Bank; Kenneth Magarian, director of advancement and college relations at Westfield State University; Kim Rexford, owner of Betts Plumbing & Heating; Ali Salehi, senior vice president of engineering and plant operations at Columbia Manufacturing Inc.; and Alfonso Santaniello, president and CEO of the Creative Strategy Agency Inc.

“Our board has never been stronger,” said chamber Executive Director Kate Phelon. “We make every effort to add diversity to our board that includes not only specific industry sectors, but all business sizes ranging from small to large. Our board is committed to implementing our strategic goals and to growing the chamber with their plethora of talent, experience, and skill sets.”

For more information about the chamber, visit www.westfieldbiz.org.

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