The intent of the Board of Directors is to develop a shared vision of the kind of organization they would like to see WBDC become over the years, and establish a mission statement with a set of strategies that will accomplish this objective.
The Board began its strategic planning effort by outlining its vision of the kind of organization it wanted to create and defined the core values that would guide this organization in the pursuit if its mission. The Board’s vision and values described the kind of organization it wanted to create as one that:
- Possess integrity
- Is an honest broker
- Has its focus on job creation
- Is proactive in reaching out and defining what it has to offer
- Brings the private sector and government together in cooperative and supportive ways
- Is not driven by profit
- Is a participator of high visibility in key business leadership activities and focuses on change, is driven to succeed, inspired by opportunities in the Worcester area
- Presents imagination in its approach, and selfless in its efforts to build the economic strength of community
- Will think regionally and act locally
In addition to outlining the kind of organization it wished to create, the Board considered its options and desired directions for WBDC in terms of a careful study of the organization, its staffing, operations, and achievements. The Board of Directors then defined Worcester Business Development Corporation’s Mission and set the strategies needed to accomplish it.
Chair – Jill C. Dagilis, Worcester Community Action Council
Vice Chair – Robert J. Hennigan, Law Offices of Robert J. Hennigan
President – Craig L. Blais, WBDC
Treasurer – Michael J. Bollus, Bollus Lynch
Clerk – George W. Tetler III, Bowditch & Dewey LLP
Asst. Clerk – Michael J. O’Hara, O’Hara Buthray Associates, Inc.
Board of Directors
Peter B. Alden, Bay State Savings Bank
Jocelyn C. Augustus
Richard P. Burke, Fallon Health
Brian Carroll, Carroll Enterprises, Inc.
Michael J. Crawford, Commerce Bank & Trust
Abraham W. Haddad D.M.D.
Timothy M. Jarry, College of the Holy Cross
Cheryl M. Lapriore, UMass Memorial Health Care
Barry M. Maloney, Worcester State University
Robert J. Morton, Millbury Savings Bank
Michael Mulrain, Polar Beverages, Inc.
Timothy P. Murray, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
Andrew B. O’Donnell, Mirick O’Connell, LLP
Deborah Penta, PENTA Communications, Inc.
Stephan Rodolakis, Fletcher Tilton
Kate Sharry, Group Benefits Strategies
Kevin F. Shaughnessy, National Grid
Marina L. Taylor, UniBank