Berkshire Chamber expects to name new president in June


PITTSFIELD -- The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce expects to announce its new president and CEO in June.

The Chamber’s board had hoped to vote on a permanent successor to former CEO Michael Supranowicz by the end of April. But Peter Stasiowski, the chairman of the Chamber’s board of directors, said the process has been delayed because the all-volunteer search committee’s business and personal commitments.

"We’re trying to keep the pedal on the metal," Stasiowski said. "But you have to recognize that, like myself, my colleagues have vacations, travel plans and responsibilities."

The Chamber has "three strong finalists" for the position, Stasiowski said. The organization hopes to select one of them by its next meeting on Friday, June 20.

"I expect that we will have a candidate selected and approved by that date," Stasiowski said.

The Chamber’s president and CEO also serves as the chief operating officer of 1Berkshire Strategic Alliance, the county’s leading economic development organization.

The finalists were selected from a field of 23 candidates.

Supranowicz stepped down on Jan. 24 to head business development at Hillcrest Educational Centers. He had been with the Berkshire Chamber since 2001 and its president and CEO since 2005.

June Roy-Martin, the chamber’s vice president of member services, is serving as the organization’s interim president and CEO.

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or (413) 496-6224.


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