Michael Lambert, Attorney
Michael has been on the Board since 2016. As a Shareholder and Director of a full-service regional business law firm, Michael counsels and represents clients in a wide range of complex business matters. Michael advises clients and has tried cases on issues of corporate governance, employment and partnership disputes, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, closely held business disputes, corporate mergers and dissolutions, construction disputes, insurance coverage disputes, and a wide variety of contract disputes. Michael uses his 27 years of business law experience to find practical solutions to his clients’ complex problems.
Beth Williams, Economic Vitality and Tourism Manager Concord, MA
Beth joined the Board in 2021. She is the Economic Vitality and Tourism Manager for the Town Of Concord. She is new to the Board as on 2021. Arriving in Concord in 2019, Beth’s background is in public and non profit marketing and management. She has worked for the Peabody Essex Museum, Boston Lyric Opera and Jose Mateo Ballet among others. Her role in Concord is to act as a liaison between the Town of Concord and the Business Community as well as oversee the Visitor Center and operations.
Jen McGonigle, Owner Joy Street Life
Jen joined the Board in 2021. Joy Street life + home is a gift boutique in West Concord, MA. Voted 2018 Concord’s and the region’s Best Gift Store by Wicked Local Favorites. We feature well-designed, well-made and fairly priced gifts you love to give…and receive. 150+ lines—many women-owned companies, local and fair trade.
Kelsey Magnuson, MPH, Emerson Hospital
Kelsey joined the Board in 2021. She is the Community Benefits Manager at Emerson Hospital. Kelsey joined the Concord Chamber Board of Directors in 2020 and finds the partnership between the hospital and chamber as key to the community. The hospital strives to create partnerships across all sectors and the chamber is a great avenue to do so.
Carol Thistle, Director of Marketing Concord Museum
Carol has been on the Board since 2020. She is responsible for the creation and implementation of a comprehensive communications, marketing, and public relations strategy to increase visibility of the Museum locally, regionally, and nationally. in her role she will continue to develop the Museum as a key Gateway for exploring Concord and its cultural and historical resources and oversee the promotion of all exhibits, programs, events, and retail activities.
John E Cadigan, Director Barrett Sotheby’s International Reality
John joined the Board in 2021. He is originally from Concord now works at Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty as their Operations Director. Prior to his current role John spent nine years at the Boston Bruins in various sales and service capacities. He’s a graduate of Concord Carlisle High School and Gettysburg College, and he currently lives in Charlestown with his wife, Lindsay, and their twin 4-year old boys, Raymond and Ryan.
Leslie Palola, Manager Fiorella’s Cucina
Leslie joined the Board in 2021. She has been managing Fiorella’s Cucina in Concord since we opened 4 years ago. Previous to Fiorella’s I managed Vincenzo’s Restaurant in West Concord for 7 years. I love Concord and the close-knit community, i love the people and the history. Working at Fiorella’s I get to see so many of the same faces and also meet new people everyday. When I am not working I love spending time with my family and doing outdoor activities.
Michael Mottola, AVP Cambridge Savings Bank
Mike joined the board in 2021. He is the Business development officer for CSB. In his role he prospect and develop new business relationships through meetings, outside communications, networking functions, and community events and maintains a portfolio of customer relationships, provide consultative selling and build long-term relationships to drive new loan and deposit business
Maynard Forbes, Former Owner 5& 10
2nd generation owner of the West Concord 5 & 10 is a traditional, independent 5 & 10. The business has been in West Concord for 80 years, in my family since 1951 and under my ownership since 1991. We sell a variety of merchandise including housewares, hardware, sewing notions, toys & games, stationery, office and school supplies from a retail space of about 4000 square feet. I deal in the everyday supervision of 10-12 personnel who are responsible for the ordering and stocking merchandise, customer service and cash register duties.
Megan Pesce, Franchisee Owner at Dunkin
Megan joined the board in 2021. She was owner of her interior design firm, Megan Pesce Interiors, from 2008 to 2019 when she joined her husband Mark, who has been in the Dunkin’ business for over 30 years. Residents of Concord, they have two young sons, Andrew age 17 and Jack age 14. They currently run four Dunkin’ locations in Concord, as well as Acton, Maynard, Needham, Dover, Natick, Framingham, Wellesley, and Wayland. Megan oversees the Community Outreach, as well as payroll and benefits for their 200 employees.