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Year 2016 MassEcon Committees

Join a MassEcon Committee! Bring your interests and expertise to furthering MassEcon’s goals for 2016. Committees are open to MassEcon corporate members and their employees. The committee schedule will be determined once the committees have been constituted. For a PDF version with the descriptions and dates for each committee, click here. If you have any questions or are interested in participating (or would like to designate a company colleague to a particular committee), please let Annie O’Connell know at aoconnell@massecon.com or 617-924-4600 x13.


Location Support: This committee provides guidance for MassEcon’s signature Site Location Service. Activities include providing strategic and tactical guidance to ensure effective relationships with the site selector community; assisting in the planning of key events to showcase Massachusetts; helping advance efforts to promote the ReadyMass 100; and providing guidance to Board and staff on MassEcon member engagement protocols with relocating and expanding companies.

A Site Evaluation Sub-committee participates in the ongoing selection, revision, and updating of the ReadyMass 100 portfolio.

Co-chairs: Chris Steele (Investment Consulting Associates) and Russ Burke (BSC Group)

  • Place: Dacon Corporation  16  Huron Drive,  Natick
  • Dates: March 28, September 16, December 1
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

(There will be ReadyMass 100 evaluation committee meetings following the Location Support Committee meetings on March 28, 2016 and December 1, 2016)


Membership & Marketing: This committee integrates both Membership & Marketing initiatives. Working with the Board and Executive Committee, this committee will assist in setting goals for membership; develop our value proposition and messaging for various segments of the business community; identify new members to be recruited; and develop strategies for member retention, including enhancing visibility for current members. This Committee will also provide guidance on building MassEcon’s Ambassador program. Social media, communication strategies, design, and branding also fall within this committee’s wheelhouse.

Co-chairs: Mike Wilson (J. Calnan & Associates) and Bonnie Sullivan (Middlesex Savings Bank)

  • Place: Middlesex Savings Bank, 6 Main Street, Natick
  • Dates: February  26, April 29, June 17, October 7
  • Time: 9 – 10:30 am


Programs & Events: This committee will help determine guest speakers at member meetings; develop events that will foster member networking opportunities, including MassEcon’s industry roundtables; provide guidance in executing signature events including Corporate Welcome Reception and Summer Reception; and assist in developing the topic and speaker line-up for the June Annual Conference.

A sub-committee will focus on Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards, MassEcon’s blockbuster awards event for 2016 (The Thirteenth Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards Luncheon), continuing a tradition of an annual event that provides recognition for expanding Massachusetts companies and visibility and revenue for MassEcon. Principal tasks of the sub-committee are to help shape the nomination process for candidates; provide guidance in program logistics – including the Judging Reception for the nominated companies; and coordinate and recruit sponsors.

Co-chairs: Bill Harris (Perkins + Will) and Penny Garver (Santander)

  • Place: Perkins + Will, 225 Franklin Street, Suite 1100, Boston
  • Dates: February  17, May 11, September 7, October 19
  • Time: 8:30 – 10 am


Government Relations:  This committee will focus on improving and systematizing MassEcon’s communication with the Legislature;  establishing MassEcon’s role as a credible source of insight and information regarding economic development policy and practice; and developing opportunities for communication on key policy issues between MassEcon, its members, the legislature and executive branch.

Chair: Rebecca Frisch (TD Bank)

  • Place: TD Bank, 200 State Street, 10th Floor, Boston
  • Dates: February  12, May 6, August 12, November 4
  • Time: 8:00 – 9:30 am