The Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce has a staff of 4
full time employees who manage the vision and direction of
the membership and Board of Directors.
|| J. Christopher Williams
President and CEO
Chris Williams, 35, serves as the President & CEO of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce. Chris oversees the strategic vision and tactical operations for the Chamber’s 700 business members, and serves as their spokesman on both the local and state levels.
A native Texan, Chris has lived in New Hampshire for over ten years and currently resides in Nashua. He has been heavily involved in both the political and business communities. In addition to his experience managing gubernatorial and congressional campaigns in New Hampshire, Chris served three legislative sessions in the New Hampshire State Senate President’s Office before joining the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce as its Vice President of Economic Development & Advocacy in 2004, where he served three years before joining the Nashua Chamber of Commerce.
Chris is a founding director of the Manchester Young Professionals Network and served as its first Chairman before starting Nashua’s young professionals group, iUGO, in 2007. He was asked in 2008 by Governor John Lynch to serve as the co-chairman of the Governor’s statewide Task Force for Young Workforce Retention & Recruitment and to provide the state with a strategic plan aimed at better retaining and recruiting young professionals within New Hampshire.
Chris sits on a number of community and state boards of directors, and was named one of New Hampshire’s “40 Under Forty” by The New Hampshire Union Leader in 2005. He was also named one of the “Top 25 Leaders for New Hampshire’s Future” by Business New Hampshire Magazine in 2009. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at Texas A&M University and his Master’s Degree in International Relations at Boston University.
Shaunae Nolet is a New Hampshire native, having grown up in Hudson and attended Presentation of Mary Academy and Alvirne High School. She continued her education at Southern New Hampshire University where she received a Bachelor in International Business, a Masters in Organizational Leadership, and a Masters in Business Administration.
Shaunae comes to the Chamber from The YMCA of Greater Nashua where she worked as Welcome Center Director. Prior to her years with the Y she worked in the airline industry as an Operations Supervisor for American Eagle Airlines and the Administrator for the Flight Department at American Airlines in Boston where she had the opportunity to work with a number of different government agencies.
As the Chamber’s Membership Director, Shaunae works with prospective new members to grow the Chamber's membership and also works with current members to provide services and benefits of interest to the Chamber’s membership.
Nicole Power is the Programs and Marketing Director and comes to the Chamber from Girls Incorporated of New Hampshire where she worked as the Greater Nashua Regional Director. Prior to her 11 years with Girls Inc. she worked in social services at the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Nicole is a New Hampshire native and grew up in Hudson. She attended Presentation of Mary Academy and Alvirne High School. She went on to continue her education at Keene State College where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and an Associates in Science.
Nicole is an advocate for community involvement and community service. She is active in various community groups. She is a member of Nashua Rotary West Club and a graduate of Leadership Greater Nashua.
As the Chamber’s Director of Programs and Marketing, Nicole oversees all of the Chamber’s major events throughout the year while also managing the promotion of the Chamber and its activities within the Greater Nashua community.
Lindsay Urquhart is the Front Office Manager and Bookkeeper, serving as the main point of contact for all incoming calls and foot traffic to the Chamber Offices. Lindsay oversees the maintenance of the Chamber’s accounting, email and membership databases as well as handling all billing needs and facilitating office operational support. She is also responsible for processing relocation and information packet requests, board and conference room reservation, and Certificate of Origin requests.
Lindsay’s experience ranges from customer service to office manager billing. She is currently attending Manchester Community College to pursue a degree in Accounting. A Londonderry native, she is currently engaged to her fiancé Bradley Miller II. They are to be married in Summer of 2012.