Pat Hamel

Executive Assistant to CEO

“I’m fortunate that I work closely with every staff member which allows me to see all aspects of the Chamber. No two days are the same.”

Pat Hamel joined the Chamber July 2015 as Executive Assistant to the CEO.

Pat manages the daily schedule and provides support for our staff and office. She graduated from Southern New Hampshire University in 1999 with her Bachelor of Science in Business. Pat was born and raised in Danbury, Connecticut, but has lived in Manchester since 1979. She and her husband, Wayne, have two children, Ian and Kassie. Pat also volunteers as the treasurer for Honor Flight New England (HFNE), a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America’s most senior veterans. Through generous donations, veterans are transported to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at their memorials – at no cost to the heroes.

What is an aspect of the Chamber’s work that you think is critical to the success of the community?

I feel our advocacy is most critical to our community. Often people think of a Chamber as a place to network, which it is, but we are much more than that. The Chamber is made up of business leaders working together to strengthen and improve the economic, cultural and civic well-being of our community.

What place would you recommend people visit if they were new to Manchester or the region?

A must-see in Manchester is the Millyard Museum, which helps you to better understand our roots. A true gem right in our own backyard is the Currier Museum. I’m always admiring the permanent and visiting exhibits.

What is unique about your role at the Chamber?

I’m fortunate that I work closely with every staff member, which allows me to see all aspects of the Chamber. No two days are the same.

Other Team Members

Michael J. Skelton

President & CEO

Ann Makowski

Chief Financial Officer

Heather Avella

Director of Membership & Community Partnerships

Lauren Getts

Director of Marketing & Communications

Corinne Breton

Member Experience & Programs Manager

Jocelyn Lencki

Member Relations Specialist

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