Carolyn Leary

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Programs

“A key part about my role is that I get to connect every member with the Chamber in a way that it is meaningful to their business. Though for all, my job is to listen to our members and make sure they get the most value from their membership by knowing what is important to their business and making sure our programs and opportunities meet those needs.”

Carolyn Leary joined the Chamber in June 2015 as the Director of Membership Experience and Programs.

Carolyn manages Chamber events and programs and works with members to ensure they are experiencing the many benefits that Chamber membership has to offer to their businesses. Carolyn is a Manchester, New Hampshire native and a graduate of Gettysburg College. Carolyn lives in Manchester with her husband, Mike. Carolyn is also a part of The NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire: Resource Development Committee.

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

The Chamber works as a vehicle for our members to “shape their community”. This is one of the most important pieces of our mission and vision. With the Chamber giving every GMCC member an opportunity to sit on a committee discussing relevant and important issues, it helps our work-stay pertinent as the Manchester business community grows into the next era.

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

My husband and I love being outside so a perfect Manchester area day would be walking from the Millyard to Elm Street to get a coffee at Café la Reine, spending the day exploring one of the many hiking or fishing areas nearby and ending the day with dinner overlooking the vineyards at LaBelle Winery.

What is unique about your role at the Chamber?

A key part about my role is that I get to connect every member with the Chamber in a way that is meaningful to their business. Though for all, my job is to listen to our members and make sure they get the most value from their membership by knowing what is important to their business and making sure our programs and opportunities meet those needs.

Other Team Members

Michael J. Skelton

President & CEO

Ann Makowski

Chief Financial Officer

Heather Avella

Membership Director

Lauren Getts

Member Communications Manager

Pat Hamel

Executive Assistant to CEO

Tammy Boucher

Leadership Program Manager

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