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.
Andrea Roessler, The Concord Players
Andrea is a new member to the Board in 2023. She currently serves as Vice President of Operations for The Concord Players and manages their marketing and publicity efforts, among other responsibilities.
Andrea grew up in Sudbury and volunteers with the Sudbury Historical Society, Save A Dog of Sudbury, and as Archivist for the Sudbury Savoyards. She is a professional Interior Designer and lives in Framingham.
Kelsey Magnuson, MPH, Emerson Health
Kelsey joined the Board in 2021. She is the Community Benefits Manager at Emerson Health. 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.
Bobbi Benson, Concord Art and Antiques
Bobbi Benson is a new member to the Board in 2023. She is co-owner of Concord Art And Antiques in West Concord and has been in the antiques business since 1987. She is also a retired teacher from Sudbury where she grew up.
John E Cadigan, Director Barrett Sotheby’s International Reality
John joined the Board in 2021. Originally from Concord he 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 boys.
Leslie Palola, Manager Fiorella’s Cucina
Leslie joined the Board in 2021. She is the General Manager at Fiorella’s Cucina in Concord. Previous to Fiorella’s she managed Vincenzo’s Restaurant in West Concord for 7 years. She loves the people and history of Concord and how close-knit the community is. Working at Fiorella’s she gets to see so many of the same faces and also meet new people everyday. When she is not working she loves spending time with family and doing outdoor activities.
Michael Mottola, AVP Cambridge Savings Bank
Mike Joined the board in 2021. He is a Senior relationship manager at Cambridge Savings Bank specializing in helping his clients with Commercial Mortgages, Loans and Deposit accounts along with a specialty in treasury management products. Mike Has been in with Cambridge Savings Bank for 12 years and brings an unrivaled level of professionalism and passion to all of his customer interactions.
Mike also has a great love for golf where he plays to a 1 handicap.
Maynard Forbes, Former Owner 5& 10
Maynard left the US Army in 1982 after 24 years of service to join the family business, the West Concord 5 & 10, a traditional independent retail store. The business started in 1935 and was owned by members of the Forbes family starting in 1951. It occupied three different locations in the West concord Village during the 85 years. The store sold a wide variety of merchandise and Maynard coined the tag line “A little bit everything in 4000 square feet to describe the inventory. He was assisted by a wonderful staff and was the training ground over the years for 4-5 high school students at a time. As suppliers began to disappear due to retirement and merging Maynard made the decision to close the store in 2021. He stays involved in community activities.
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 teenage boys. They currently run four Dunkin’ locations in Concord, as well as 19 neighboring towns.