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.
Wendy Pyne, President
Wendy oversees all ABA board meetings and programs and serves as the liaison with the town and the community. She leads the ABA's social media internship program, matching high school students with business owners. Wendy, RFC® ChFC, is the owner of Protegro, Inc., a boutique retirement financial consulting and insurance firm servicing the specific needs of pre- and soon-to-be retirees.
Glenn Travis, Vice President
As VP, Glenn develops board and program meeting agendas and chairs the ABA Scholarship Committee. Glenn brings a unique perspective as a past president of the Eastern Massachusetts National Association of the Remodeling Industry. He is the principal at GMT Home Designs. He has a love for both modern design and traditional New England architectural styles. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Dick Bennett, Treasurer
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 Reynolds, Clerk
Chrissy takes the minutes for the ABA board meetings and serves as the ABA's co-liaison for town government. She is the owner of Annemarie’s Dance Centre (ADC), which has seen thousands of dance students through their 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.
Cynthia Whitty, Director, Marketing
As marketing director, Cynthia keeps the ABA constantly present in the minds of its members and the public. Her consulting business, Cynthia Whitty Communications, helps businesses grow by increasing awareness and trust through print and online marketing and media. Cynthia has experience working in a variety of industries and with Fortune 500 and small companies. She holds a Master of Science degree in Communications Management from Simmons University, Boston.
Adam Sachs, Director
Adam is the chair of the ABA Scholarship Committee. He recently served as the ABA president. During his tenure, Adam 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.
Beth Reynolds, Director
As the town's Economic Development Director, Beth serves as liaison for the ABA and the town and is the chair of the ABA events committee. The Economic Development Department encourages, promotes and supports growth and development within the town, which aligns with the goals of the ABA. Beth has served as the town's economic development director since 2015, and has been a tremendous asset to Ashland and the ABA board.
Ken Erdelt, Director
Ken has led instructive business meetings on strategic planning and has been a thought-provoking member of our board. As an AdviCoach, Ken works with small and mid-sized independent business owners meet their goals by helping them determine how to best use their time and resources. With his 35 years of corporate experience and world-class AdviCoach® systems and tools developed through over 30 years of helping businesses excel, he can make a difference in one of the most important segments of our national and local economy--the independent, small and mid-sized entrepreneurs. Ken serves on the ABA events committee.
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