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Committees

NEFMA Committees are the heart of the organization.

These hard-working collaborative groups are made up of NEFMA members who volunteer their time and talent to help grow, enhance and provide value to the group.  All NEFMA members are encouraged to participate in a NEFMA Committee.  For more information about specific Committees, email a Committee Chair (contact information below). For general inquiries, email office@nefma.org or call (413) 285.8619.

Virtual Meetings

Communications Committee

Chair: Alison Brigham
abrigham@leebank.com

Guides the strategic communications of the association including outreach to members, prospective members, and other key stakeholders. Committee meets biweekly.

  • Create annual content calendar
  • Deliver interviews and content through execution of content calendar
  • Manage NEFMA communications based on information provided by other NEFMA committees
  • Suggest content ideas to engage NEFMA members and prospective members
  • Source and identify PR opportunities
  • Review and approve all communications including press releases, emails, and social media content
Chair:

Alison Brigham, Lee Bank

Members:

Barb Curto, Chelsea Groton Bank

Isla Dickerson, Bangor Savings Bank

Maja Sudar, MassLive

Jessica Lindsey, Solidus

Kate O'Neil, Enterprise Bank

Molly Pastore, Navigant Credit Union

Susan Bachman, AMS

Virtual Meetings

Programming Committee

Chair: Jamie Conaghan
jconaghan@bankmainstreet.com

Plan NEFMA’s Fall and Spring Conferences. Committee meets biweekly.

  • Conference site selections
  • Identify meeting policies, themes, and topics
  • Determine event logistics and timelines
  • Identify potential speakers
  • Determine ticket pricing and sponsorship packages to align with overall strategy
  • Outline budget and identify possible event giveaways and marketing collateral
Chair:

Jamie Conaghan, Main Street Bank

Members:

Dawn Beers, Franklin Savings Bank (NH)

Gerry D'Agostino, WorldCom

Stephanie Dennehy, Cape Cod 5

Janel Maysonet, Avidia Bank

Karla McCarron, City of Boston Credit Union

Vickie Routhier, Cambridge Savings Bank

Peter Stackpole, Stackpole

Kristin Sundin Brandt, Sundin Associates

Virtual Meetings

Awards Committee

Chair: Shelley Regin
sregin@countrybank.com

Plan NEFMA’s Annual Awards Show. Committee meets monthly.
  • Award Show site selection
  • Determine nomination logistics including categories, and pricing
  • Determine event logistics including timeline, sponsorship packages, and pricing
  • Identify potential speakers and emcee
  • Identify potential judges
  • Outline budget and identify event giveaways and marketing collateral
  • Review and approve materials, presentations, videos, and awards
Chair:
Shelley Regin, Country Bank
Members:
Liz Hummel, Image 4 Louise Nestor, Connex Credit Union Molly Pastore, Navigant Credit Union Sean Tracey, Sean Tracey Associates Peter Stackpole, Stackpole
Virtual Meetings

Membership Committee

Chair: Jeff Ward
jward@winbrook.com

Promote the ongoing engagement of NEFMA members, prospective members, and lost members. Committee meets 6 times per year.

  • Develop and maintain ongoing membership prospect list
  • Develop annual membership drive including communication plan and timeline
  • Identify and assign outreach activities on behalf of the Board
  • Develop overall sponsorship strategy
  • Propose membership dues structure to Board
Chair:

Jeff Ward, Winbrook

Members:

Kerri Madnick, Middlesex Savings Bank

Louise Nestor, Connex Credit Union

Shelley Regin, Country Bank