Our Board of Directors

 

We are the voice of the business community within Greater South Windsor area and the premier business membership organization in our area.  Each year, the The South Windsor Chamber of Commerce helps business owners expand their operations, professionals lead their organizations, and community leaders expand their reach in support of a dynamic business environment and a thriving local economy that benefits everyone.  The Board of Directors helps guide the Chamber through the economic evolution of The Greater South Windsor business community.  

Jill McAllister

Jill McAllister

Owner, Tonsha Marketing Agency

Jill has more than 20 years of marketing experience and more than 10 years in the telecommunications industry as a national account sales and marketing team manager. She formed Tonsha Marketing Agency in 2014 to serve small to mid-sized businesses, non-profits, credit unions and municipalities.

Jill is skilled in developing a clear understanding of her clients’ businesses and industries, and creating marketing plans that match objectives, competitive pressures, and allotted budgets. She oversees the creative processes of branding, re-branding, copy writing and graphic design. The agency also offers print, advertising, public relations, website, SEO, social media and content marketing services.

Jill holds a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of New Hampshire, is a published author, a Solution Provider with Constant Contact, YEXT certified for digital presence and reputation management, and attends continuing education marketing classes at the Women’s Entrepreneurial Center of the University of Hartford.

John Barber

John Barber

CHH Engraving, Inc.

John Barber is the owner of CHH Engraving/Promotional Marketing. He is a 35 year veteran in the promotional marketing field, who is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to help his clients Make Their Message Stick.

John is an active Rotarian in Agawam, MA., currently serving as President. Believing that making connections is vital to business and to the Chamber, John leads the twice monthly Morning Leads group at the South Windsor Chamber. In his non-work time, he enjoys walking, biking, golfing (badly) and traveling with his wife.  They have visited 46 US states and are well on their way to their goal of attending a baseball game in every major league park – 19 out of 30.

Benjamyn Frye

Benjamyn Frye

Berkshire Bank

Benjamyn Frye is the Branch Officer at Berkshire Bank’s South Windsor office. He is an experienced banking leader with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Benjamyn offers a full banking relationship—from deposits to loans to business needs—to help his customers achieve their financial goals. Just like his customers, Benjamyn is passionate about helping his community thrive. He has previously worked with the Salvation Army, Junior Achievement, and was a campaign chair on the United Way board.

 

Hollis Hartman

Hollis Hartman

HarborChase of Evergreen Walk

Hollis has been an Eldercare Advocate for over 20 years, helping hundreds of families find solutions to their care needs and changing lives.

She started her eldercare career creating a non-profit organization called The Quality of Life Foundation. Her first major fundraiser enabled the purchase of a power wheelchair for a quadriplegic gentleman which changed his life offering independence for the first time in years.

As the Director of Sales for HarborChase of Evergreen Walk, she offers her expertise to families in search of solutions for their loved ones.

Hollis is a native of Connecticut, opening the first assisted living in South Windsor in 1999. She spends her free time enjoying the countryside on her motorcycle.

Hhartman@harborchase.com   

Gladys Ortiz

Gladys Ortiz

The GO Affect

Gladys Ortiz is the CEO and founder of The GO Affect, a proud latina and mother of 3 beautiful children located in Connecticut.
I pride myself in helping women and men thrive in their everyday lives. I very am fortunate to be an expert in my field for the past 20 years and hold numerous certifications in Leadership and Coaching.
It is important for me to build solid connections while continuing to grow existing relationships, this is something that takes time and requires a great deal of trust.
I am passionate about helping my people work through the mind drama that hinders them from taking action.

Stacy Camiros

Stacy Camiros

Webster Bank

Stacy Camiros has over twenty years of experience in the financial services industry. As a Vice President and Manager at Webster Bank, she is responsible for the achievement of customer service, employee development, sales, operations and cross-sell initiatives in the South Windsor Banking Center and market area.  Stacy graduated from Wagner College with a BS Degree in Economics and Business Administration, and has worked in South Windsor for the past eight years.  She is dedicated to serving her local community and has been an active supporter of the United Way  for many years.  In addition, Stacy has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce for over seven years, as well as participated on many Chamber Committees.  As a member of the Webster Bank family, Stacy supports their mission to help individuals, families and businesses achieve their financial goals and looks to continually give back in the communities in which she serves.

Victor Dorobantu

Victor Dorobantu

OtherDesigns

Victor Dorobantu founded OtherDesigns in 2006. He started out printing custom magnets and offering them online, and since then he has grown exponentially year-to-year. OtherDesigns now offers a full range of printing and design services to clients all over the world who turn to us because, Victor believes, he has created the perfect niche – fast service, low prices, and a personal touch. “I talk to people all the time who tell me they are using an online printer because they think it’s cheaper. The quality is so-so, but they think they are saving money,” he said. “OtherDesigns offers much higher quality, personal assistance and one-on-one service, and I can almost always match and often beat those prices.” Victor is a believer in customer interactions, constant communication and supreme customer service. Outside of work he is a vintage posters collector, traveler and espresso enthusiast. Victor lives in South Windsor with his wife Einat and their two girls, Leah and Maya-Zoe since 2006.

Rebekah Fernandez

Rebekah Fernandez

Your CBD Store South Windsor

Rebekah is one of thousands of advocates all highly educated who represent over 600 Your CBD Store” locations, dedicated to help others regain a better quality life…

All Your CBD Stores share the same mission- to both educate and empower! Through knowledge of the endocannabinoid system paired with the natural plant synergies found in our exclusive SunMed CBD. Your CBD Stores are recognized as the benchmark for quality, transparency and industry standards. Utilizing only Industrial Hemp grown here in the USA, SunMed CBD is 3rd party tested and USDA-Certified Organic & entering clinical trials this spring!

Liliana Serrano

Liliana Serrano

Innomarket Innovative Solutions LLC

Liliana is a professional with over 15 years experience in Strategic  Marketing, Communication, Sales and Organization of Events and Conventions.

Her commitment to clients includes the creative development of their ideas  to the complete  implementation of their projects.

She has worked in companies specialized in City Marketing and Political marketing,  for both the private and public sectors.  

Lili currently works as Director of City Marketing and Strategic Marketing at Innomarket Innovative Solutions LLC. 

She is a Mother, a professional, an entrepreneur, a dreamer, but most of all she is  a doer. 

David McMahon

David McMahon

Edward Jones Investments

David has been in financial services since 2013, after receiving his BS in Finance from Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia. He became a licensed financial advisor and investment advisor representative in 2016, and moved his practice to Edward Jones Investments here in South Windsor in 2019. David helps serious, long-term individual investors achieve their financial goals by understanding their needs, implementing tailored solutions, and partnering with them throughout their lives to stay on track. Whether the goal is preparing for retirement, preparing for the unexpected, preparing for future education expenses, David uses an established process to deeply understand what’s most important to his clients, and help them make the decisions that are in their best interests.

Outside of work, David loves to spend time outdoors with his wife Krystal and their twin sons, Micah and Noah.

Chief Kevin E. Cooney

Chief Kevin E. Cooney

South Windsor Volunteer Fire Department

Fire Chief Kevin E. Cooney is a 40-year member of the South Windsor (CT) Fire Department; all volunteer 120 member organization. He started his fire service career following his Dad’s footsteps and rose through the ranks and currently serves as Fire Chief.

In addition to serving with the South Windsor Vol. Fire Department, Kevin is a 20 year + career Fire Officer with the Manchester (CT) Fire- Rescue-EMS Department / IAFF Local 1579.

Chief Cooney is Commander Emeritus of the Connecticut Statewide Honor Guard (CTHG). He is a co-founding member of the CTHG and is still active with the organization. Kevin is also a former Commander of local Honor Guards with South Windsor and Manchester (IAFF local 1579) Fire Departments. With his Honor Guard passion, he has been active with the Foundation during the Memorial Weekends as well as local and State Memorials. Kevin is well known and respected for his long tenure of attending LODD services throughout New England supporting the families and Brothers and Sisters of our Fallen.

Chief Cooney holds numerous Officer / Instructor certifications from the CT Fire Academy, National Fire Academy and is also a Certified Fire Marshal.

Chief Cooney is active with many fire service organizations: IAFC/VCOS, served as President of the CT Fire Chief’s Association, CT Fire Department Instructors Association (past Treasurer and Secretary), Hartford County Fire Emergency Plan (former Director and Deputy Coordinator), NFA Alumni Assoc. (former CT Co-coordinator), CT IAAI, CT Fire Marshals Assoc., and many social fire related groups. He also serves on the CT Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Committee.

Locally, he was born and raised in South Windsor, attended the local public school system and absolutely loves the Community.  He serves on and was past Chair of the South Windsor Irish Committee and is a member of the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce.

Kevin resides in South Windsor, CT with the love of his life, Christine, and their daughters and grandson.

Michael Maniscalco

Michael Maniscalco

Town of South Windsor

Michael Maniscalco is a native of Connecticut and a graduate from the University of South Dakota with an undergraduate degree in History and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

Michael started his career as the Program Coordinator for a National Leadership grant from the White House. At the completion of the grant period he was hired as the Program Manager of the Autism Program of Illinois and was the second in command for providing services to over 20,000 families of children affected by Autism. Next, Michael was appointed Executive Director of the Logan County Economic Development Partnership where he was instrumental in the passage of the County’s Economic Development Master Plan, the recruitment of two of the Country’s largest wind farms, and an electric utility aggregation project. In 2012, Michael took over as the Town Manager for the Town of East Hampton where he served at the pleasure of the Town Council until 2019.

On July 15, 2019, Mr. Maniscalco formally took office as the Town Manager for the Town of South Windsor.

James Babcock

James Babcock

NewHeight Creative, LLC

James graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics and a minor in Environmental Sustainability.  He started his marketing business in 2016 to initially serve heating, plumbing, air conditioning and fuel providers throughout the country.  

In 2017, James expanded and began servicing all types of clients, mostly small to mid-sized businesses.  James enjoys working with people he can impact.  

James joined the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce in 2018 and built the new website while working with the office staff to manage event registrations and online payments.  

In addition to his time volunteering on the technology committee, First Responder’s Breakfast committee, and Holiday Social committee, James volunteers his time coaching Pee Wee hockey in Avon, Connecticut.