• West Hartford Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
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    Board of Directors and Staff


    Board of Directors

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    First Row (Left to Right): 

    Robyn Rifkin- Starwood 

    Sue Banville- Coldwell Banker

    Diane Thomas- University of St. Joseph

    Morgan Hilyard (Formerly of WHCC)

    Matt Banaver- Daswani Clothiers

    Barbara Lerner- West Hartford Chamber of Commerce

    Gina Mariano-Bunch- Daley Moving and Storage

    Amy Babich- Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

  • Second Row (Left to Right):

    Mike Thibodeau- BlumShapiro

    Kevin Keenan- Westfarms Mall

    Nathaniel Mardoc- Comcast

    Tony Leesha- Computer Repair & Upgrade

    Matt Cuddy- People's United Bank

    Nancy Brecher- People's United Bank

    Dave Calibey- Big Thunk

    Jeffrey Brine- Kurien Oullette Law

    Chuck Coursey- Coursey & Company

    Robert Kulakowski- Cedar Hill Home Inspection

    Chip Janiszewski- Happiness and Success GPS

    Not Present

    Amy Parmenter- AAA

    Avi Smith-Rapaport- We Care Computers

    Daryl Jackson- Chick-fil-A

    Jack Phelan- Bouvier Insurance

    Kenneth Sklodosky- Simsbury Bank

    Mark McGovern- Town of West Hartford

    Mike Kijak- Wiremold/Legrand

    Steve Hunt- Thomas Fahey Insurance Agency

    Tom Hickey- West Hartford Media

    Kristen Gorski- Town of West Hartford

  •  Executive Director

    Christopher Conway

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    Christopher Conway was named Executive Director of the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce in December of 2018.  Prior to this, he served as Membership Director of the Waterbury Regional Chamber, where he managed an overall growth in Membership of the organization.  This included the introduction of several new recruitment and retention initiatives.  He worked with the team there to enhance the value for existing members with the introduction of new networking and marketing opportunities.  He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce.

    Prior to his Chamber career, Conway spent 19 years with Barnes & Noble in a variety of management roles.  He spent the years between Barnes & Noble and the Chamber profession in the insurance industry.  It was then that he was introduced the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce. Due to the myriad of businesses he encountered, he formed the opinion that ANY business could benefit from Chamber membership.  He spent several years as an active member and volunteer. He became the recipient of a 2016 Spotlight Award for his work on the Chamber’s Annual Golf Tournament.

    Christopher is excited to return to West Hartford to combine his business experience with his Chamber experience to support the Members and enrich the community.

    He resides in Southington with his wife Colleen and their son Desmond.

  • Chamber Assistant

    Jessie Read Bouclier

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    Jessie Read Bouclier is the West Hartford Chamber Assistant. She supports the Chamber in a variety of ways including the website, social media, administrative support and events management.  Since relocating to Connecticut from Massachusetts in 2010, Jessie has been an active member of the West Hartford community.  She previously worked at We Care Computers, The Association of Personal Photo Organizers and at The Green Teahouse.  Jessie enjoys learning about businesses and assisting them in thinking ‘outside the box’ on how to grow their business.

     

    Jessie is renowned for her every changing hair color.  Stop by the office or attend an event to see where she is on the rainbow.

     

    She lives in New Britain with her husband, two children, 3 cats and dog.