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June 11, 2014

Haverhill Chamber gets new leader

Head of Derry chamber takes Haverhill post

HAVERHILL — The head of the Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce is leaving her job to take the same position in Haverhill.

Stacey Bruzzese announced yesterday she is resigning as executive director of the local chamber to become the leader of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce.

Her last day on the New Hampshire job is July 3.

The Greater Haverhill Chamber said that by a unanimous vote of its Board of Directors, Bruzzese was selected to succeed Sven Amirian as chamber president. Bruzzese will be introduced at the chamber’s 98th annual dinner on June 24 and will take over the job July 7.

Bruzzese was chosen from a field of more than 50 applicants from across the northeast by a nine-member search committee that included representatives from the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce finance and executive committees. She was presented to the chamber’s Board of Directors for final approval at a special meeting on June 9.

Bruzzese lives in Windham and has been successfully involved with chambers of commerce for the last 10 years. Her recent accomplishments as head of the Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber include creating and implementing new programs, organizing profitable fundraising activities and overall membership growth of 43 percent since 2012. Her prior experience includes directing marketing and media efforts for the Greater Salem, New Hampshire, Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to her chamber responsibilities, Bruzzese volunteers her time in many community and civic activities, including the New Hampshire Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

“The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce is entering a new chapter in its long and illustrious history,’’ said Clare Macoul, chairwoman of the board of the Greater Haverhill Chamber and assistant vice president of business development for Bank of New England. “While we have been fortunate to have Sven Amirian as our chamber president for the past two years, we are delighted with the hiring of Stacey Bruzzese, whom we are certain will continue the growth and success rate established by her predecessor, as well as lead the chamber during a time of exciting new ventures in the City of Haverhill and beyond.’’

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