WESTFIELD, NJ, -- The incoming Executive Board of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) was elected at the most recent Board of Directors meeting held at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains.

The newly-elected members of the Executive Board are: Darielle Walsh, Board President; Carol Kearney, Vice President; Harold Star, Vice President; Jody Weinberg, Treasurer, Mike Martin, Secretary; and Maria Fuentes, Immediate Past President. They will each serve a two-year term. 

  • Darielle Walsh is a consultant working with non-profit organizations, a former President of the Westfield Board of Education, former Westfield Councilwoman, and currently a member of the Westfield Planning Board and Westfield Area YMCA Board of Directors.
  • Carol Kearney is the owner of Unique Cruise and Travel in Garwood. She is a former Garwood Councilwoman and the Garwood Rocks Event Director.
  • Harold Star is retired from his office furniture business and serves as Chair of the GWACC Nine, Wine and Dine golf outing.
  • Jody Weinberg is a Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer at Two River Community Bank in Westfield.
  • Mike Martin is the owner of Promotion Rental Service and also a former Garwood Councilman. 
  • Maria Fuentes is Vice President/Regional Manager of Northfield Bank. 

“The volunteer service of these Executive Board members is extremely important to the success of an organization like the GWACC,” said Gene Jannotti, Executive Director. “They and the remaining GWACC Board members -- Marta Alexandre, Ron Bansky, Stephanie Branna, Mario Cesario, Richard DeLuca, Paul Mecca, Barbara Murphy, Aimee Nuzzo, Matthew Pejkovic and Mindy Scarlett -- greatly enhance the capabilities of the Chamber.”

Established over 70 years ago, the GWACC is the primary business organization in Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, and Westfield. The chamber promotes local business opportunities, economic development, and community growth. The GWACC includes 500 member businesses and nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit GWACCNJ.com.