Chamber president resigning

Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce President Beverly Donovan at a chamber event.

HAVERHILL — Beverly Donovan is resigning as president and CEO of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, but will remain with the organization on a temporary basis.

Donovan of Salem, New Hampshire, has been chamber president since the fall of 2016. She will step down to accept a position with the Town of Derry, New Hampshire, but will remain with the chamber until it finds a new president, hopefully by the end of March, said Attorney Paul Magliochetti, president of the chamber's Board of Directors.

Magliochetti said Donovan was voted into her new position in Derry Tuesday night. He said Donovan will remain with the chamber full time until Feb. 16. She will be with the group on a part-time basis starting Feb. 19, he said.

Based in downtown Haverhill, the chamber represents businesses in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

In addition to Haverhill, the Massachusetts towns of Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Merrimac and West Newbury are covered by the Haverhill chamber, along with the New Hampshire towns of Atkinson, Danville, East Kingston, Hampstead, Kingston, Newton, Plaistow and Sandown.

The chamber has more than 400 members in those communities.

A complete report will appear in Thursday's print edition of The Eagle-Tribune and online at

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