About the Chamber

We are a collaborative of business and community leaders dedicated to securing and enhancing the economic vitality of eastern Connecticut.

With a regional chamber, you’re part of something bigger.

Chamber Foundation

Provides resources for expansion of programs and pilot programs that benefit local children and families.

Strength in Numbers

We bring regional concerns to the attention of state and national government, and to the media.

Committees & Divisions

Our standing councils support interests of our business community through focused initiatives.


We work closely with other prominent regional organizations in order to support our local economy.

Large Networks

Our members can network and cultivate new business relationships around the region.

Annual Report

The report covers the Chamber’s operations, accomplishments and activities throughout the year.


The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut:

  • Creates forward-thinking regional coalitions
  • Builds a positive business climate to meet current and future needs of our members
  • Supports balanced economic development and growth
  • Actively works to strengthen our region as a great place to live, work and play


We are a collaborative of business and community leaders dedicated to securing and enhancing the economic vitality of eastern Connecticut. Our priorities are:

  • Creating Value for our Membership and our Region
    • Providing forums for business networking, leadership development and working on issues of concern of our local councils
    • Providing opportunities for our members to showcase their products, services and accomplishments
    • Advancing the success of small business through educational programs
    • Working to reduce the costs of doing business in Connecticut
  • Building and Promoting a Strong and Sustainable Regional Economy
  • Creating regional awareness locally, statewide and nationally
  • Acting as “the voice of business” for our region in Connecticut government
  • Advocating for membership diversity and opportunities for their growth and development
  • Actively working to enhance our region’s hospitality and support for our military personnel and their families
  • Promoting our region’s value and virtues as a great place to live, work and play
  • Developing the Chamber’s Staff and Infrastructure to support continued Membership Growth, Value and Service


Thomas A. (Tony) Sheridan
President and CEO
Amanda Ljubicic
Vice President
Megan Gilbert
Director of Programs
Jane Davis
Membership Investment Manager
Gary Rogers
Membership Investment Manager
Lori Thompson
Office Manager
Tracy Tremblay
Business Services Representative
Courtney Assad
Program Coordinator
Matt Levy
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Emily Brannigan
Web and Graphic Designer
Gina Mello
Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors 2018

Al Ayers
Electric Boat Company

Vice Chair
Jennifer Granger
United Community & Family Services

Vice Chair
B. Michael Rauh
Chelsea Groton Bank

David Pugliese
Levine Insurance Group

Past Chair
Eileen Duggan
Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law

Legal Counsel
Jeffrey Godley
Brown Jacobsen, P.C.

Tony Sheridan
Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT

Kayla Thompson
Young Professionals of Eastern CT

Board Members

John Antonino, Antonino Auto Group
Kevin Brown, Mohegan Tribe
Stephen Coan, Mystic Aquarium
Patricia Richardson, The Day Publishing Company
Eileen Howley, LEARN
Stan Mickus, Cross Sound Ferry
Paul Nugent, Pfizer, Inc.
Jean Swift, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
Norton Wheeler, Mystic River Building Company
Steve White, Mystic Seaport

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees 2018