Staff & Board of Directors

Staff

Meg Basnar
Executive Administrator
office@littletonareachamber.com
Meg holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Keene State College and has 8 years of manufacturing experience with Genfoot America, Inc, where she maintains current employment as a Quality Control Inspector. She brings to the Chamber her previous office experience, an effervescent personality, as well as a desire to support local businesses in expanding their reach in the community.

 

Board of Directors – bod@littletonareachamber.com

Andrew Macchione- President
Genfoot America Inc, Kamik5k

Andrew is currently Production and Operations Manager at Genfoot, Inc.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Ammonoosuc Chapter of Trout Unlimited and kamik5k.org. He has over 25 years of professional and management experience and commitment to the community.

 

 

Rebecca Metcalf- Vice President
Casella Waste Systems/ North Country Travel Council

Rebecca is currently employed by Casella Waste Systems in the role of community outreach and engagement. Rebecca’s focus is to work to support communities through partnerships and projects that benefit organizations and businesses across NH. A native of Littleton, and graduate of Plymouth State University, Rebecca has 20 years of experience in events and marketing in the travel and tourism industry of NH, and currently co-chairs the New Hampshire Travel Council as well as serving on the boards of Twin Mountain – Bretton Woods Chamber of Commerce, and local non-profit organizations, Kamik 5K, Veterans 2 Veterans Group and Granite United Way. Rebecca enjoys mountain biking and hiking in the White Mountains in her free time and looks forward to using her experience in tourism, marketing and community engagement to assist the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce in growing community-centered events and building the organization’s offerings to benefit the businesses of the Littleton area.

 

Joanne Melanson- Secretary

Joanne’s Sweet Breads
Joanne is a graduate of Husson University and Plymouth State and enjoyed a 25 year career as a teacher as well as serving as a school district leader for 10 years. Joanne has been retired since 2019 and is the owner of Joanne’s Sweet Breads which was recognized nationally for leadership by Cottage Food Operators in 2021. Her experience in education and business will be valuable in serving with her colleagues on the LACC.

 

Laureen Moniz- Treasurer

LMo Bookkeeping

“Laureen is a bookkeeper, certified by the NACPB (National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers). Having her home office in Lisbon and working virtually has provided her the opportunity to work with clients from New England to California.
While she grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts, she’s lived in Vermont & New Hampshire for most of her adult life. Her three children were born in New Hampshire’s Upper Valley and have now equally dispersed – the eldest is in Vermont, middle child is in Massachusetts and the youngest is here, in New Hampshire.
Laureen has previously been a small business owner and has also worked in many venues. She has managed offices for financial professionals & for small businesses. She has been an Office Manager and an Office Administrator/Customer Service Mngr., for an adhesive manufacturing company, while serving her church as Chair of Trustees/Chairperson for the White Cross Ministry and as a long standing member on several church boards.

 

Peter Cooper- Director

Peter is retired and living in Littleton since 2014. He was formerly a Consulting Engineer and Utility Manager on the Campus of MIT. He is now serving on the Energy Conservation Committee and on the Littleton Water and Light Commission.

 

 

Mike Gilman- Director

Mike settled in Littleton in 1978; he was a Veteran hire with Norton
Pike where he worked for eleven years, leaving to write free-lance. Mike
built his own home, and with his wife Debi raised a family. Mike also
served in the NH House for three terms, where he was Chair of Labor,
Industry and Rehabilitative Services, representing Littleton and
surrounding towns; as well as being elected twice to the Littleton Board
of Selectmen. After serving in the NH House he began work in 2005 with
the NH Department of Employment Security; providing business services to
employers and re-employment services to individuals. Mike recently
retired and enjoys the outdoors, beauty of the area, and rural living.
He is an artist and a writer.

Nanci Carney – Director
Granite United Way
 
Nanci Carney is the North Country Regional Manager for Granite United Way. Nanci was born in Cambridge, MA but got to NH as soon as she could and was raised in Salem, NH. She graduated from Salem High School and Drew University in Madison, NJ with a degree in Political Science and Communications. In her role at Granite United Way Nanci engages companies and donors in strengthening the community good in the North Country region. She leads Granite United Way’s fundraising efforts and works with local volunteers to distribute the funds raised in the region. Nanci brings with her more than twenty years of sales, marketing and management experience that are combined with her exceptional customer services skills. In addition to her work at Granite United Way, Nanci serves as the state lead ambassador for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and has been an event chair for their Relay for Life program. In her non profit work she has served in number of fundraising and advocacy capacities. She was an active member of the Greater Salem NH Chamber of Commerce and is a former Board Chair of that organization. In addition to her experience in the non profit arena, she is a successful real estate broker and has also worked in the banking industry as a business development specialist.
Carney is a member of both the New Hampshire and National Association of Realtors. She has held leadership roles in several business & professional women’s associations and is a longtime Rotarian, having served as President of both the Greater Salem NH and Littleton Area clubs.
Carney lives in Silver Lake, NH with her crazy rescue dog and enjoys kayaking, golfing and hiking in the summer and skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

 

 

 

 

 

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