Meet Our Board of Directors
Our leadership team works hard to create opportunities for all of our members. We strive to provide resources that benefit all size companies, from home-based solopreneurs to large chain stores. We build resources around our members' needs.
Adam Sachs, President
As president, Adam controls the agendas and presides at all Board of Directors and Business Association programs. Adam also acts as the liaison between the ABA, the Town of Ashland and the community. He leads the ABA's Social Media Internship program. Adam, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CLTC, AIF®, is a Financial Advisor with Centinel Financial Group, LLC and assists people in the accumulation and protection of wealth.
Wendy Pyne, Vice President
As vice president, Wendy develops the meeting agendas, acts as parliamentarian for Board of Directors and Business Association meetings, and chairs the Scholarship Committee.
Wendy, RFC® ChFC, is the owner of Protegro, Inc., a boutique retirement financial consulting and insurance firm headquartered in Massachusetts servicing the specific needs of pre-retirees and soon-to-be retirees.
Dick Bennett, Treasurer
As treasurer, Dick is responsible for all ABA financial matters, including maintaining records and accounts and managing funds. He also oversees active membership accounts and renewals. Dick is the owner of Metro West Bookkeeping & Tax Service, Inc.
Glenn Travis, Director
Glenn serves as our newest Board Member and brings a unique perspective as a past president of the Eastern Massachusetts National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Glenn is the principal of GMT Home Designs. He has a love for both modern design and traditional New England architectural styles. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Cynthia Whitty, Marketing Director
As marketing director, Cynthia keeps the ABA constantly present in the minds of its members and the public by promoting the ABA's many programs and activities in print and online. Her consulting business, Cynthia Whitty Communications, helps businesses grow by increasing awareness and trust through print and online marketing and media. Cynthia has experience working in a variety of industries and with Fortune 500 and small companies and with governmental, municipal and nonprofit organizations. She holds a Master of Science degree in Communications Management from Simmons College.
Christine Reynolds, Director, Clerk
As clerk, Chrissy prepares the minutes for the Board of Directors meetings. She also serves as the ABA's co-liaison for town government. Chrissy is the owner of Annemarie’s Dance Centre (ADC), which has seen thousands of dance students through their studios for 40 years. ADC focuses on quality, consistent dance education in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, musical theatre jazz, pre-pointe and pointe, for students who qualify, and hip hop.
Denise Loiselle, Membership Chair
As membership chair, Denise is responsible for welcoming new members and promoting membership growth. While Denise does not live in Ashland, she is entrenched in the Ashland community as the branch manager for Needham Bank in Ashland.
Ken Erdelt, Director
Ken has led instructive business meetings on strategic business planning and has been a thought-provoking member of our board. As an AdviCoach, Ken works with small and mid-sized independent business owners meet their goals by helping them determine how to best use their time and resources. With his 35 years of corporate experience and world-class AdviCoach® systems and tools developed through over 30 years of helping businesses excel, he can make a difference in one of the most important segments of our national and local economy--the independent, small and mid-sized entrepreneurs.
Beth Reynolds, Director
As Economic Development Director for the Town of Ashland, Beth serves as liaison for the ABA and the town. The Economic Development Department encourages, promotes and supports growth and development within the town, which aligns with the goals of the ABA. Beth has served as the town's Economic Development Director since 2015, and has been a tremendous asset to Ashland and the ABA Board.
Michael Kane, Events Committee Chair
As a Board member and the chair of the Events Committee, Mike oversees the development of ABA socials and programs. The events committee ensures valuable speakers and networking opportunities, while building a schedule of meetings. Mike is the owner of 126 Self Storage.
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