Regional leaders elected to serve on the Commission for the next three years.

Essex Heritage elected 11 new Commissioners at the Commission’s Spring Meeting on April 30.

The Essex National Heritage Commission is supported by a 150-member Board of Commissioners who live and/or work within Essex County and represent the communities, businesses, organizations, educational institutions, and resources of the region. “Commissioners are ambassadors and advocates for this region,” said CEO Annie C. Harris, “Essex Heritage is pleased to welcome the slate of 11 new Commissioners, and we’re grateful for their volunteer support and leadership in promoting regional cooperation among the Area’s resources and organizations.”

The following 11 individuals were elected to serve as Commissioners for a three-year term:

  • George Carey, Founder and Owner of FINZ Seafood & Grill, Salem
  • Ann Marie Casey, Executive Director of the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, Salisbury
  • Susan Gould Coviello, Executive Director at North Shore Health Project, Gloucester
  • Thomas Dexter, Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors, Beverly
  • Laura Dow, Owner and Manager at the Vista Motel, Gloucester
  • Angela Ippolito, Chair of the Swampscott Planning Board, Swampscott
  • Thomas MacDonald, Director of Sales at the Hawthorne Hotel, Salem
  • Posie Mansfield, Administrator of COP Amputee Association, Wenham
  • Dr. Paul J. Maurer, Senior Vice President of External Relations at Gordon College, Wenham
  • Kevin Rourke, Senior Vice President and Team Leader of Corporate Banking at Salem Five, Salem
  • Pamela Yameen, Family Business, Butcher Boy Markets, North Andover