Our Executive Committee
Michael Sanzo - Imperial Oil, Propane, Heating & Plumbing
Michael Sanzo is a proud husband to his beautiful wife Ashley and a father of three children. He currently serves as an Account Manager for Imperial Oil, Propane, Plumbing and Heating in South Windsor Connecticut. Michael Graduated for South Windsor High School in 2005 and went on to Assumption College School of Business. He is currently the Treasurer of the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce. He also currently holds a role as the founder and Chairman of the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association Next Generation Leadership Council.
During his tenure as Account Manager Imperial has seen its customer base grow rapidly. The Next Generation Leadership Council has developed a strategic plan that the entire association has adapted. Mr. Sanzo has served on many of the chamber’s committees, he has been involved in the 50th Anniversary, Outreach, the Holiday Social, the Spectacular, the 2018 Restaurant Crawl, the 2017 Business Expo and others.
Mr. Sanzo has a passion for the South Windsor business community and a love for his hometown. He hopes to use his love for South Windsor to inspire other young professionals to get involved in their communities through government or other volunteer organizations. He is honored to serve the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce.
Samantha Gonzalez - Manchester Community College
Samantha Gonzalez is the Director of the Liberal and Creative Arts Division and adjunct faculty at Manchester Community College where she oversees all faculty and degree programs in the Liberal Arts. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communication from Southern Connecticut State University, a Master’s degree in Communication from the University of Hartford, and is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut. She has spent the last twenty years working in higher education in both public and private institutions.
Samantha has a deep history in South Windsor having grown up in town and was pleased to join the Chamber in 2016. Since her appointment, she joined the planning committee for the Greater Hartford Women’s Conference which she Chaired in 2017 and 2018 as well as the committee for the annual Restaurant Crawl. Samantha resides in town with her husband of twenty-five years, Michael, a South Windsor Board of Education member, and her three children.
Meghan E. Smith - Attorney - Kahan, Kerensky & Capossela, LLP - Vernon, CT
Attorney Meghan E. Smith joined the Chamber in 2018 and is serving her first term on the Board of Directors. Meghan joined the Chamber in early 2018 as part of the Greater Hartford Women’s Conference Committee, where she played an important role in planning the event. Also in 2018, Meghan was active on the Holiday Social Committee. For 2019, Meghan has taken on the role of the Committee Chair for the 2019 Annual Golf Tournament and is also participating on the 2019 Greater Hartford Women’s Conference Committee.
Anindita "Annie" Mohanty
Annie Mohanty, Financial Services Professional with New York Life, is a long time resident of South Windsor. She joined the Chamber in 2017. Annie strongly believes in the potential of Young Adults and empowering them to make decisions with confidence ! She is a Mentor in TEMS and SWHS, Fundraising coordinator with the Boy Scout Troop 62 SW and Chairs the Outreach Committee at the Chamber. Annie looks forward to being a valuable resource to the Chamber and the Community.
Gladys Ortiz - Vice President Branch Manager - People's United Bank
Gladys has been in the banking industry since 1999. She has three beautiful children that keep very busy outside of her professional life. Since joining the Board in 2018, Gladys has and continues to serve on the Greater Hartford Women’s Conference Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Staffing Committee for the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce. In 2019, Gladys graciously accepted the role of Treasurer on the Executive Committee.
Elaine AbouAkar - CENTURY 21 Allpoints Realtors
Elaine AbouAkar is a full-time Realtor helping buyers and sellers across Hartford and Tolland Counties make their real estate dreams come true. As a top producer at Century 21 AllPoints Realty, she is committed to excellence and built her reputation on personal attention and service. Elaine will assist you through the entire process of buying and selling real estate with a dedication to following through. People choose Elaine for her proven competence, confidence and style. Elaine and her family have happily resided in South Windsor for the past 28 years. She is an active member of the community serving on the boards of the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce, Tri-County Alliance of Realtors and Connecticut Board of Realtors. In her spare time Elaine enjoys a healthy life style, cooking for family and friends and competitive ballroom dancing with Fred Astaire Dance Studio of South Windsor.
“I love what I do, the people I meet, and the dreams I help to make a reality.”