MARTHA'S VINEYARD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TEAM
Carolina Cooney became Executive Director of the Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce in April 2022. Supporting and promoting the chamber's members in the six Martha's Vineyard towns -- Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury/Vineyard Haven, and West Tisbury -- Ms. Cooney leads a team of professionals serving the Island’s business community by focusing on destination tourism marketing, economic development, public policy, member services, and other activities that contribute to a vibrant business climate.
membership & events manager
Guinevere, a native of New York, came to the Vineyard on a whim, when her husband was offered a job at an architecture firm on the Island in 2004. She immediately fell in love with the Vineyard, those who live here, and all the amazing things this special place has to offer.
Three months after moving here, she immersed herself in the Vineyard community as a co-host for a local TV morning show, bringing all the local happenings into viewers' homes for a number of years. In addition, she worked in the Island nonprofit world, helping to raise money for our neighbors in need.
In 2010, she had her first child, with her second soon thereafter. Her love of the community continued over the years using her talents as a social media manager promoting local events and businesses for a real estate company, where she still holds her real estate license.
It became clear to her that she wanted to do more for the community, and partnering with the MVY Chamber seemed like an ideal fit. Here she is able to work with members and help with Island events. The more connected we are as a community, the more successful we are as a community.
As Office Manager at the Martha's Vineyard Chamber since 2018, Amanda's responsibilities include the maintenance of financial and human resource records as well as general office duties. She is also a key member of the advertising team for both the Travel Guide and Island Book. Once printed, Amanda actively ensures that Chamber publications find their way into the hands of visitors and residents who are seeking travel information, guidance, and access to the Island business community.
website + publications coordinator
Kim brings over 20 years of graphic design, editorial and marketing experience to the MV Chamber as Website and Publication Coordinator. Her role includes managing the overall upkeep of MVY.COM, including member data management and tourism content, as well as all editorial and design layout for island travel guides, brochures and marketing collateral.
Responsible for greeting visitors, answering phone calls, emails and general help around the office. Carol's friendly nature and extensive island knowledge come in handy in any situation!
MARTHA'S VINEYARD BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Greg Orcutt, Executive Director Habitat for Humanity and West Tisbury FinComTreasurer
Delos "Dee" Lander, Senior Vice President, Rockland Trust
Board of Directors
Sean Driscoll, Communications Director, Steamship Authority
Erik Hammarlund, Attorney, Hammarlund Law Office
Sandy Ray, Principal, Martha's Vineyard Insurance
Barbara Ronchetti, Proprietor, Island Alpaca Co. & M.V. Sales and Rentals
Elizabeth Rothwell, Vineyard Golf Club / The Boathouse & Field Club
Beth Russell, President, SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and the Islands
Berta Welch, Co-Owner, Stony Creek Gifts; Director, Aquinnah Cultural Center
Kahina Van Dyke, Owner, Inkwell Haven Hospitality Company
The Chamber is delighted to introduce you to our amazing volunteer ambassadors:
Joanna Fairchild, The Vineyard Life Brokered by eXp Realty
Tim Lowe, Martha's Vineyard Bank
Sarah Hughes, Martha's Vineyard Insurance
Ralph Pirozzi, ResortMan, Experience Martha's Vineyard - Tours & Transport
Teri Pirozzi, ResortMan, Experience Martha's Vineyard - Tours & Transport
Beth Russell, SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and the Islands
David Hannon, David Hannon Fine Arts
Heidi Feldman, proprietor Down Island Farm and MV Sea Salt
Del Araujo, Aquila Martha's Vineyard