Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. (DPI) held their 2022 Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 26 at Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson Stage, 30 Union Street.

Speakers included Mayor Linda Tyer, Author Ty Allan Jackson, DPI Board President Branden Huldeen, and DPI Managing Director Rebecca Brien.


Video Highlights:

Welcome: Branden Huldeen, Barrington Stage Company
Special Speaker: Mayor Linda Tyer, City of Pittsfield (1:40)
Nominated Corporators and Directors: Lindsey Schmid, 1Berkshire (12:15)
President’s Update: Branden Huldeen, Barrington Stage Company (14:25)
Strategic Plan Update: Kristine Hazzard, Katalyst (19:15)
Managing Director Update: Rebecca Brien, Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. (33:15)

Award Presentation: (38:00)
President’s Award: Presented by Branden Huldeen to Jesse Cook-Dubin
Community Award: Presented by Jessica Rumlow to Berkshire Health Systems and the Pittsfield Health Department (accepted by Dr. Jim Lederer and Andy Cambi)
Robert K. Quattrochi Downtown Person of the Year Award: Presented by Chuck Leach to Julianne Boyd of Barrington Stage Company

Special Speaker: Ty Allan Jackson (52:40)

Click here to watch the full video on YouTube!

Nominated Corporators
New 3-Year Term Ending 2025

Jennifer Vrabel
Tim Loehr
JP Galli
Liam Gorman

Re-elected Corporators
3-Year Term Ending 2025

Michele Butler
Chuck Leach
Mark McKenna
Gerry Miller
Wendy Allegrone
Thomas Bowler
Janet Brennan
David Carver
Jeff Cook
Christine Hoyt
William Jones
Peter Lafayette
Thomas Laurin
Michael Lipton
Ricardo Morales
Elton Ogden
Bart Raser
Gary Scarafoni
John Valente
George Whaling
Tracy Wilson

Nominated Directors
3-Year Term Ending 2025

Jennifer Vrabel, Berkshire Health Systems
Tim Loehr, Adelson & Co.
JP Galli, Hotel on North
Liam Gorman, CozQuest, LoveLocalBRKS
Michele Butler, David J. Tierney Jr. Inc.
Gerry Miller, Carr Hardware
Ricardo Morales, City of Pittsfield
Wendy Allegrone, Allegrone Construction
Chuck Leach, Lee Bank

Returning Directors
Not up for election

Gary Levante, Berkshire Bank
Joseph Lotano, NBT Bank
Lindsey Schmid, 1Berkshire
Steve Oakes, Commercial Property Owner
Eric Pratt, MountainOne Insurance Agency
Nick Dargi, General Dynamics
Jess Rumlow, Berkshire Family YMCA
Elizabeth Tully, Cohen Kinne Valicenti & Cook
Branden Huldeen, Barrington Stage Company
Kathie Penna, Mill Town
Jenaye Simon, Greylock Federal Credit Union
Timothy O’Donnell, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Nicholas Paleologos, Berkshire Theatre Group / Colonial Theatre
Nicholas Russo, Berkshire Regional Planning Commission

Honorary Life Directors

David Carver
Peter Lafayette
Gary Scarafoni
Steven Valenti

Departing Board Members

Jesse Cook-Dubin, Cohen Kinne Valicenti & Cook
David Irwin, Adelson & Co.
Victoria May, Pittsfield Cooperative Bank


President: Branden Huldeen, Barrington Stage Company
Chair: Jess Rumlow, Berkshire Family YMCA
Vice President: Michele Butler, David J. Tierney Jr. Inc.
Vice President: Timothy O’Donnell, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Clerk:  Lindsey Schmid, 1Berkshire
Treasurer: Tim Loehr, Adelson & Co.