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Meet Our Board of Directors

Our leadership team is dedicated to creating opportunities and resources for all of our members. We strive to provide resources that benefit all size businesses, from home-based solopreneurs to large stores.

Adam Sachs, President

During his tenure as president, Adam has helped to increase membership; expand networking opportunities to include other towns, venues and times; and oversaw the development of a new member-oriented website. In addition, he oversaw the creation of the ABA as a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization. Adam Sachs, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CLTC, AIF®, is a financial advisor with Centinel Financial Group, LLC.

David Rucando, PhD, JD, Vice President

David Rucando is the owner of Organic Patents®. Dr. Rucando is an attorney at law admitted to practice in Massachusetts. He is also a registered patent attorney with the USPTO. David earned a PhD in Chemistry from SUNY Stony Brook, a BS in Chemistry from Fordham and a JD from Suffolk University Law School.

Dick Bennett,

Dick is responsible for all ABA financial matters, including maintaining records and accounts and managing funds. He also oversees membership accounts and renewals. Dick is the owner of Metro West Bookkeeping & Tax Service, Inc.

Christine ReynoldsClerk

Chrissy takes the minutes for the ABA board meetings and serves as the chair of the ABA scholarship committee. She is the owner of Annemarie’s Dance Centre (ADC), which has seen thousands of dance students through its studios for 40 years. ADC focuses on quality, consistent dance education in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, musical theatre jazz, pre-pointe and pointe, for students who qualify, and hip hop.

Beth Reynolds
, Director

As the town's Economic Development and Community Outreach Director since 2015, Beth serves as liaison for the ABA and the town and as chair of the ABA events committee. The Economic Development office encourages, promotes and supports growth and development within the town, which is in alignment with the goals of the ABA.

Paul Netopski, Director 

As ABA membership director, Paul is responsible for maintaining and improving membership outreach. He is the founder and owner of Critical Prism Defense LLC, a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) cybersecurity consultancy focused on small businesses in the defense and space industry. He has served in various cybersecurity and information technology roles in the same industry for over 20 years, specializing in bringing multiple disciplines of IT and cybersecurity under a single umbrella to provide synchronous full lifecycle management of services for engineering and product development teams, from concept and design, through decommissioning.

Peter Waisgerber, Director

Peter comes to the ABA Board with 30 years of professional financial development experience and has raised more than $80 million over the course of his career. Currently, as Chief Development Officer for the MetroWest YMCA, Peter has served as a trainer and facilitator at local, regional, and national conferences, worked as a consultant with boards and staff of non-profit organizations throughout New England, and has experience running successful capital campaigns, events, and annual campaigns. Peter received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire and his Master's degree in Human Service Administration from Springfield College. Peter serves on the Events Committee.

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          William Gath, Director

Bill is a Sales and Rental Specialist. He prides himself on delivering attentive customer service. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the Metrowest area, making his home in Natick since 1972. Bill was an Exec with Carters Children's wear and a Florist in Ashland for 18 years. He is extremely active in town affairs in Natick and Ashland.


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