The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce (ARCC) announces that Eric Gilbert, is serving the last year of his two-year term as Chair of the Board of Directors of the organization in 2020. Mr. Gilbert has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2013 and served as Chair-Elect in 2018. Additionally, the ARCC would also like to recognize Tim Jansen, of Wel-Dun Air & Water Systems, as the Immediate Past Chair of the ARCC Board of Directors. We would like to thank Tim for his many years of dedication and service.
“Our community is so blessed to have volunteer leaders like Eric Gilbert and Tim Jansen. Tim has put his heart and soul into the ARCC. Eric has certainly carried on his legacy,” says ARCC President/CEO Michael Bittel.
The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce is fortunate to also announce the addition of five distinguished new members to its Board of Directors:
Damian D’Angelico, Director of Sales & Marketing, at Fitzgerald Bros. Damian began his career in the beverage distribution industry in a warehouse role, then moved onto a route driver role. He joined Fitzgerald Bros. in 1994 as a salesman and moved into a management role years later.
Juan Gonzales Jr. Chief Financial Officer for Hunt Companies, Inc. (HCI) out of Argyle, NY. Juan oversees the financial and administrative aspects of this multi-million dollar organization. In 2015, he was vital in guiding HCI from the brink of closure after their primary national account unexpectedly stopped all construction projects. Since that time, he helped the company to a revenue increase of 138% with innate agility and calm vigilance during rapidly changing circumstances.
Eric Ryan, Vice President, Relationship Manager, Commercial Banking for TD Bank. Eric has 18 years of combined experience in consumer and residential mortgage lending, retail banking, small business and commercial finance. In his current role at TD Bank, he delivers business banking and lending solutions that support growth and profitability for business customers in a variety of industries. Eric currently works with businesses with annual sales revenue of $10 million or more. Engaging in local community and family life is very important to Eric. He spends many hours volunteering for local nonprofits and community organizations. He most recently served on the Greenwich Chamber Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade committee.
Tim Seeley Jr., President of Client Relations for Seeley Office Supplies. With over 12 years of experience in the family-run business, Tim leads the sales team in nurturing existing relationships, developing new ones and expanding territories across the North Country and Capital Region - offering competitive pricing in business equipment, janitorial, and office supplies, with comparable options to big box stores. As President of Client Relations, Tim's focus is to drive his second-generation team into the 21st century, building on the foundation built over the last 38 years of proudly serving local businesses.
Jen Whalen, Treasurer/Controller of Rozell Industries, Inc. Jen has worked at Rozell Industries for the past eight years with the last three as the Controller. She received a BS in Business Administration and her MBA with a certificate in Project Management from SUNY Empire State.
For a list of all 2020 ARCC Officers and Board of Directors, please visit www.adironackchamber.org/officers-board.