Board of Directors 2019-2020


Officers and Task Force Chairs

President: Jesse Cook-Dubin, Partner, Cohen Kinne Valicenti & Cook

First Vice President: Gary Levante, Berkshire Bank

VP Administration: Timothy O’Donnell, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Treasurer: David Irwin, CPA, Director, Adelson & Co.

Clerk: Michele Butler, David J. Tierney Inc.

Strategy 2 (Foot Traffic) Task Force Chair: Noel Henebury, Blue Q

Strategy 3 (Marketing and PR) Task Force Chair: Lindsey Schmid, 1Berkshire

Strategy 4 (Quality of Life) Task Force Chair: Branden Huldeen, Barrington Stage Company


Board of Directors

Expires 2020

  1. Steven Valenti (3rd term), Steven Valenti’s Clothing
  2. Gary Levante (2nd term), Berkshire Bank
  3. Joseph Lotano (2nd term), NBT Bank
  4. Bridget Rigas, Berkshire Museum
  5. Lindsey Schmid, 1Berkshire
  6. Steve Oakes, Commercial Property Owner
  7. David Renner, Marketplace Café
  8. Eric Pratt, MountainOne Insurance Agency

Expires 2021

  1. Jesse Cook-Dubin (3rd term), Cohen Kinne Valicenti & Cook
  2. Adam Hinds (2nd term), Massachusetts Senate
  3. Timothy O’Donnell (2nd term), The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
  4. Gloria Beraldi (2nd term), Greylock Federal Credit Union
  5. Branden Huldeen, Barrington Stage Company
  6. Noel Henebury, Blue Q
  7. Timothy Burke, Mill Town Capital / Framework
  8. Nicholas Paleologos, Berkshire Theatre Group / Colonial Theatre
  9. Nicholas Russo, Alta Planning & Design
  10. Sam Russo, Dive Technologies

Expires 2022

  1. David Irwin (3rd term), Adelson & Co.
  2. Christine Hoyt
  3. Michele Butler, David J. Tierney Jr. Inc.
  4. Victoria May, Pittsfield Cooperative Bank
  5. Gerry Miller, Carr Hardware
  6. Jennifer Berne, Berkshire Community College
  7. Ricardo Morales, City of Pittsfield
  8. Dan Zimmer, Hotel on North
  9. Wendy Allegrone, Allegrone Construction


Life Directors

  1. Gary P. Scarafoni
  2. Peter Lafayette
  3. Elie Hammerling
  4. David Carver


Ex-Officio, City of Pittsfield

Mayor, Linda Tyer

Chief Michael J. Wynn, Pittsfield Police Department

Deanna Ruffer, Director of Community Development

Jen Glockner, Director of Cultural Development