NMC Staff & Governance



Walker Potts, Executive Director

Shell Vera, Membership & Marketing Manager


Board of Directors

The NMC Board of Directors meets the first Friday of the month from 8:30a to 9:30 am. 

Chair: Bob Chenal, Program and Sales Manager, Hitachi Cable America

Secretary: Karen DelVecchio, Business Development Manager, Pat Munger Construction

Treasurer: Andrew Gibson, President, Gibson Capital

John Evans, President, RDSI

Ali Halvordson, Former Executive Director, NMC

Rich Hine, COO, Thayer Mahan

Peter Legnos, President, LBI

David Schill, Vice President Special Project and Business Development, Mohawk Northeast

Kevin Zygadlo, Vice President, NA Metal Services


Board Observers

Mary Anne Rooke, Treasurer - Board of Directors, Thames River Innovation Places (TRIP)


Board of Advisors

Pamir Alpay, Executive Director, Innovation Partnership Building

Ron Angelo, President and CEO, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology

Mark Bennett, Retired, Electric Boat

Paige Bronk, Economic and Community Development Manager, Town of Groton

Frank Dixon, Statewide Director, CT Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Peter Halvordson, Retired, Electric Boat

Mark Hill, President / CEO, Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board

John Humphries, Executive Director, CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs

David Kooris, Deputy Commissioner, CT Department of Economic and Community Development

George Mathanool, Board, CTNext, LLC and CT Minority Business Initiative

Liz Pasqualini, Executive Director, Thames River Innovation Places, LLC (TRIP)

Bob Ross, Executive Director, CT Office of Military Affairs

Deb Santy, SBIR, University of Connecticut

Tony Sheridan, President, Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut

Paul Whitescarver, Executive Director, SECTeR