Officers & Directors

2016-2017 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS


PRESIDENT

Charles D. Houlihan, Jr., Esq
ATTORNEY AT LAW
75 West Street
Simsbury, CT 06070

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

Bio: Chip has held the Presidency position in the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce since June 2015, and has been an active member since 1995. He has headed his own law practice for over 20 years, specializing in business and employment litigation, real estate transactions, and corporate strategic planning. He has also been very active in Simsbury town government.

VICE 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 Vice President of the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce in February 2015. He has been a member since 1994, serves 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.

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

Ron Locandro, Owner
MR HANDYMAN
15 Herman Drive, Suite A
Simsbury, CT 06070

860-651-5396
ron.locandro@mrhandyman.com

Bio: Ron served as President of the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce from June 2014 through May 2015, and has been a member since 2006. He is the owner of Mr. Handyman, a business performing small repairs for homes and businesses. He also serves on the Board of the Community Farm of Simsbury, and is very active with the Glastonbury (CT) Chamber of Commerce.

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

Nancy Scheetz

Bio: Nancy is Executive Director of the Farmington Valley VNA.  She has been on the Simsbury Chamber Board of Directors since June 2016.  She is a Registered Nurse and was a 2015 nominee of the Hartford Regional Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing.

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

Tony Uanino

Bio: Tony is the Director at Belden Forest Court, a retirement community of independent senior living condominiums. He has been a Director since May 2014.

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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