Introduction into Board Chair at Newport Chamber Annual Meeting Left to Right: Congressmen David Cicilline, Amy Martel, Lt. Governer Dan Mckee, Micro Business Award Winner, Helen Andramalos and Newport Chamber Executive Director, Erin Donovan-Boyle.
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Middletown, RI – People’s Credit Union proudly congratulates Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Amy Martel, on her appointment to Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce. The Newport County Chamber of Commerce is one of Rhode Island’s largest business advocacy organizations formed to enhance the business, civic and economic vitality of Newport County and greater Rhode Island.
Erin Donovan-Boyle, Executive Director Newport County Chamber of Commerce says, “We are very excited to have confirmed Amy Martel as the new Chairperson of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Amy has a proven track record of leadership since joining the Chamber’s Board and as Chief Operating Officer for Peoples Credit Union. The breadth of knowledge and experience Amy brings will greatly impact the Chamber and the greater Newport community as she guides our path forward.”
Amy noted, “After serving on the Chamber Board in various positions over several years it is an honor to be selected as Board Chairperson. I look forward to continuing to work with and support the Chamber and the businesses of Newport County.”
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