The Board of Directors of the Milford Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that an internal candidate was selected for its next President and CEO. Laura O'Callaghan of Northbridge, MA will assume the duties and responsibilities effective immediately following the departure of Siobhan Bohnson. "We wish Siobhan all the best in her new role and thank her for her service as we look forward to Laura's leadership of the Chamber." said Michael Murphy of Mirick O'Connell, Chairman of the Chamber's Board of Directors.
Murphy stated that the Chamber's Board of Directors voted unanimously to promote Laura O'Callaghan to the position of President and CEO. The timing of the transition was perfect and a smooth handoff is expected. "To the vast majority of our members, Laura has been the heart & soul of the Chamber for the past decade. She's ever-present at our events, works tirelessly on behalf of our members and is always quick with a new idea or way to add value to the Chamber membership. She truly cares about the Chamber." added Murphy. "We are united in our belief that Laura will continue the legacy of success she's been part of since she began working for the Chamber in 2007 and are delighted she'll be leading our organization into the future."
Ms. O'Callaghan brings career experience to the position that gives her unique perspective into organizations large and small. She has most recently been the Chamber's Director of Programs and Services and was Events Coordinator prior to that. She has worked at Benjamin Moore as well, serving in their Sales & Marketing Department prior to working at the Chamber. Laura came to the United States in 1985 from County Waterford, Ireland and her voice still possesses strong and beautiful echoes of her past. She and her husband Michael have resided in Northbridge for the last 22 years with their two daughters MaryBridget and Maeve.
O'Callaghan stated: "I'm looking forward to implementing new networking opportunities and programs for our members to connect with each other. I truly believe in our tagline "It's our business to help you do more business". One of my many goals is to strengthen membership involvement within our ten towns and focus on our member's needs. I welcome all businesses with open arms and appreciate suggestions/changes that they'd like to share to make this chamber even more successful....my door will always be open! I find it immensely gratifying when I can connect members and they conduct new business with each other. I can't wait to roll up my sleeves and get started in my new position as the Chamber President."