Nashua, NH — The Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced today that longtime Nashua resident, Tracy Hatch, will serve as the Chamber’s next President and Chief Executive Officer. Tracy will be responsible for the executive leadership, overall management, strategic direction, program development, marketing and member development. Hatch’s strong political background will enable her to continue the Chamber’s long and respected history of political leadership in the region and across the state.
Hatch brings extensive experience in community engagement, business and membership development, and political leadership to the position. She recently worked as Product Manager for WhippleHill, a Division of Blackbaud in Bedford, New Hampshire, where she was responsible for the redesign and development of onCore, the central foundation of the WhippleHill onSuite of software products for K-12 private schools. Prior to her role at WhippleHill, Hatch worked as the Business Development Officer at The Nashua Bank. She was responsible for attracting new business, expanding corporate relationships, community outreach, development of networking programs, and developed the bank’s branding and marketing strategy.
A long-time resident and active member of the greater Nashua community, Hatch has a long and vibrant history of working with area non-profit agencies. From 2006-2011 Hatch served as the Director of Membership for the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce. From 2004-2006 Hatch worked as the Financial Development Director for The YMCA of Greater Nashua where she grew donations 10% and grant revenues from $80,000 to $152,000 over two years. Other experience includes her roles as the Director of Alumni Relations and Community Events and Director of Annual Giving at Daniel Webster College, Director of Development for The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua, and as a member and Past President of The Rotary Club of Nashua.
In addition to private and non-profit work, Hatch has extensive experience in the political field. From 1985-1991, she worked in various roles including: Legislative Liaison for Education for the office of Governor Edward DiPrete in Rhode Island, Special Assistant for Education for the office of Governor John Sununu in New Hampshire, Legislative Liaison/Special Assistant for Education for the Office of Governor Judd Gregg in New Hampshire, and Legislative Lead for Job Training Programs for the Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives. Hatch also served on Nashua’s Board of Aldermen in the early 1990’s representing Ward 2, and ran for Mayor of the city in 1995.
“This deep political experience, coupled with her long history of serving non-profits and building businesses here in Nashua will be a tremendous asset for the Chamber, Nashua’s business community, and the greater community as we move forward,” said Paul Hebert, Chairman of the Board. “Tracy Hatch will admirably continue the good work of our Chamber over the past nine years under her predecessor, Chris Williams, advocating for strong local and state policies and initiatives that enhance the quality of life and community vibrancy of both greater Nashua and of our state at large,” continued Hebert.
“I’m honored to have been selected to lead the Chamber as President and CEO, and I look forward to working with the outstanding staff and Board,” said Hatch. “Our strong, vibrant Chamber is a huge asset to Nashua and I’m confident that we’ll continue to help shape a positive future for our community, its businesses and workforce, and our state.”
Hatch, 54, is a graduate of Brown University in Rhode Island, is a member of MENSA, and is a graduate of the Leadership Greater Nashua class of 2010. She lives in Nashua, and has three children, Sarah, Zander and Carly.