Leslie Gould brings 25 years of non-profit management in the Chamber industry to the GBCC. Gould led the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce for nine years and the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce for 10 years. Under her leadership, both Chambers experienced growth in membership, board development, events and programming while branding the organization’s relevance within the community.
As executive director, Gould oversees all aspects of the organization and enjoys talking with members and promoting their stories. She thrives on creating new programs, events, and possibilities while working with committee volunteers leading to organizational growth.
Leslie currently sits on both the Commonwealth Corporation Board of Directors and the S.T.E.M. Advisory Council; both positions appointed by Governor Baker. In Lynn she organized several economic development studies with N.U. and SSU. In Marblehead she was recognized as the “Most Valuable Promoter” by the MA Retailer’s Association, received a Paul Harris Fellow as a member of the Marblehead Rotary Club and at the GBCC secured a 100,000 Cummings Foundation Grant.
“Every day is a different day at the GBCC. I love being an active participant in the evolution and growth of this business organization. The people of the GBCC and community are congenial, community-minded, and passionate to support the organization. I am extremely fortunate to have found an organization that speaks to all sides of my personality and allows me to be the best of me professionally in this position. The greater-Beverly area is a vibrant place to do business and I hope people feel that too.”
Leslie is a native of Swampscott, MA. She graduated from Boston University with a BA in broadcast journalism. Prior to the Chamber, she worked at Marblehead’s local cable TV station MHTV both on-air and in production. She currently lives in Gloucester with her two children Jude, and Lyla.
Robin Foster has been the Assistant Director of the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce for 13 years, with her major responsibility being member communications. The monthly Newsletter, the weekly Chamber Updates, and any eblasts from the Chamber. She also sits on several GBCC committees and is instrumental in the planning and execution of our major events, such as the Golf Tournament, Business Showcase, and the Business Awards Dinner to name a few.
Robin graduated from Salem State University with a B.S. in Business Administration. A native of Philadelphia and South Jersey, Robin has been in Massachusetts for over 40 years and considers herself a true New Englander who drinks Dunkins’ iced coffee all winter.
Robin and her husband Mark are long-time Beverly residents who raised two daughters. Robin enjoys travel, sunny beaches, shopping at Marshalls, watching the Patriots, and spending time with her four beautiful grandchildren.
Robin’s long history with the Chamber and her relationships with our members make her an invaluable member of the GBCC team.