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co-executive director

Erica Ashton brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to community engagement in her role as Executive Director of the Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce.

With a distinguished 20+ year career in media and advertising sales, Erica has most recently served as VP, Head of Sales at The Arena Group, representing Parade, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Journal, and TheStreet. After fulfilling a lifetime dream to live on Martha’s Vineyard, she and her husband purchased a home in 2015 and moved to the island full-time in 2019, Erica has been dedicated to giving back to the island she loves. Residing in Edgartown with her husband, Chef Jon Ashton, and their beloved labradoodle, Eleanor Rigby, Erica is passionate about supporting local businesses and enhancing the economic vitality of the community she cherishes.

As an avid traveler, she’s excited about promoting Martha’s Vineyard globally as a premier destination. Outside of work Erica loves yoga, tablescaping, and gardening.


Guinevere Cramer

co-executive director

Guinevere Cramer, 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.



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.



information specialist

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!


Greg Orcutt, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity & West Tisbury FinCom
John Tiernan, Owner, Dockside Inn
Judy Soules, CFO, Charles River Financial Management
Board of Directors 
Delos "Dee" Lander, Senior Vice President, Rockland Trust
Sean Driscoll, Communications Director, Steamship Authority
Erik Hammarlund, Attorney, Hammarlund Law Office
Sandy Ray, Principal (retired), Martha's Vineyard Insurance
Barbara Ronchetti, Proprietor, Island Alpaca Co. & M.V. Sales and Rentals
Beth Russell, President, SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and the Islands
Del Araujo, Owner, Aquila
Hilary Moore, Owner, Martha's Vineyard Construction

Geoffrey Freeman, Airport Director, Martha's Vineyard Airport


‚ÄčThe Chamber is delighted to introduce you to our amazing volunteer ambassadors:

Joanna Fairchild, The Vineyard Life Brokered by eXp Realty‚Äč
Tim Lowe, Martha's Vineyard Bank
Sarah Hughes, Marsh McLennan Agency
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
‚ÄčHeidi Feldman, proprietor Down Island Farm and MV Sea Salt

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