Officers & Directors

2017-2018 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS


PRESIDENT

Lou George, Attorney
HASSETT & GEORGE, PC
945 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070

860-651-1333 x121
lgeorge@hgesq.com

Bio: Lou is a partner in the general practice law firm of Hassett & George, in Simsbury, and assumed the position of President of the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce on June 1, 2017. He has been a member since 1994, served as Government Affairs Committee Chairman, and is active in Simsbury town government, as well.

VICE PRESIDENT

Daniel K. Correia, Managing Director
DKC ASSOCIATES
11 Neal Drive
Simsbury, CT 06070

860-678-1555
dan_dkc@sbcglobal.net

Bio: Dan has headed his own Executive Search firm, DKC Associates for over 20 years, and joined our Board of Directors in February 2015. He has been a member since February 2014, and serves on our Program Committee.



Vice President

Nancy Scheetz

Bio: Nancy is Executive Director of the Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association.  She has been on the Simsbury Chamber Board of Directors since June 2016, and was elected Vice President as of June 1, 2017.  She is a Registered Nurse and was a 2015 nominee of the Hartford Regional Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing.

SECRETARY

Elaine Groundwater, Realtor
COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE
700 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070

860-729-3489
elaine.groundwater@cbmoves.com

Bio: Elaine is a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and has been a member of the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce since 2003. She assumed the office of Secretary on the Board of Directors in October 2013, and also serves on the Chamber's Education and Executive Committees.

TREASURER

Linda C. Knierim, CPA
LINDA C. KNIERIM, CPA, LLC
111 Simsbury Road, Suite 208
Avon, CT 06001

860-952-9398
linda@knierimcpa.com

Bio:  Linda is the founder of Linda C. Knierim, CPA, LLC, which specializes in taxation, accounting and consulting services.  For over 25 years, Linda has provided services to clients across the country and living abroad, advising them on tax compliance and planning, representation before the IRS, estate planning and probate administration assistance. Linda has served as a Director since November 2015 and as Treasurer since June 2016.

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Charles D. "Chip" Houlihan, Jr.
Law Office of Charles D. Houlihan

75 West St.
Simsbury, CT     06070

860-658-9668
charles.houlihan@sbcglobal.net

Bio: Chip served as President of the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce from June 2015 through May 2017, and has been a member since 1995. He is very active in the Simsbury community and his law firm specializes in general business and employment law with litigationl.

DIRECTOR

Pradeep Bajaj

Bio: Pradeep was elected to the Board of Directors in June 2015. He is the owner of Local Color Ink, a direct mail and printing company.

DIRECTOR

Joseph Beale

Bio: Joe became a Director in November 2015, and is Assistant Vice President and Senior Market Manager with Simsbury Bank, where he manages the Simsbury office and oversees all of its operations.>

DIRECTOR

Ray Lagan

Bio: Ray joins us as the Head of School of The Master's School, a prestigious private school hosting the Chamber's annual Job Shadow Day each November. He has been a Director since 2012 and also serves on the Chamber's Education Committee.

DIRECTOR

Brian Liss

Bio: Brian has been a Director since June 2016. Brian is Executive Director of the Farmington Valley YMCA, a branch of the YMCA of Greater Hartford.  He is also a member of the Simsbury Granby Rotary Club, and has been a Rotarian since 2003.

DIRECTOR

Alisa Picerno

Bio: Alisa P. Picerno is President of Alliances By Alisa, LLC, a high-energy publicity, advertising and social media firm that boasts more than twenty years of experience in engaging statewide, regional and national media outlets.  She was elected to the Board of Directors in November 2016.

DIRECTOR

Robert Britton

Bio:  Rob Britton is a Vice President and Market Manager with People's United Bank.  He is active on the Simsbury Chamber's Health and Wellness Committee, as well as in the Simsbury Young Professionals networking group. 

DIRECTOR

Joseph Shiman

Bio: Joe is Vice President and co-owner of Robert Hensley and Associates, LLC, a wealth management, insurance, and employee benefits firm in Avon. He has been a Director since February 2015 and is Chairman of the Chamber's Health and Wellness Task Force.

DIRECTOR

Robert Thompson

Bio: Rob joined us as a Director in June 2015. He has been a member since 1993, and is the owner of Sage Financial Design, a financial services and investment firm located in Simsbury.

DIRECTOR

Megan Gill

Bio: Megan Joined the Board of Directors on June 1, 2017 and is Director at The Village at McLean, a continuing care retirement community. T

DIRECTOR

Marichu Vanasse

Bio: Marichu joined the Simsbury Chamber in August 2014 and was elected a Director in June 2015. She and her husband, Mark, own Budget Blinds of Simsbury, a full-service window coverings company.

DIRECTOR

Matthew Wittmer

Bio: Matt is Principal Architect with Phase Zero Design, Inc. in Simsbury.  He is an LEED Accredited Professional Architect and is licensed in 22 states.  Matt became a Simsbury Chamber Director in June 2016.





EMERITUS



EMERITUS

Michael A. Girard,
(2003)

EMERITUS

Ferg Jansen, Jr.
(2003)

EMERITUS

Glenn "Chip" Knierim, Jr.
(2005)

EMERITUS

Michael R. Paine
(2005)

EMERITUS

Wayne H. Bursey
(2007)

EMERITUS

Terry L. Boulton
(2010)

EMERITUS

Connie G. Mason
(2010)

EMERITUS

Peter C. Pabich
(2012)

EMERITUS

Dennis E. Jacobs
(2014)

EMERITUS

Pamela M. Bowman
(2014)

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