The leadership team of the Newmarket Business Association is comprised of five Officers, a Board, a Chair and an Advisory Council. These organization leaders provide a wide spectrum of expertise to the organization and ensure its activities are aligned with our objectives. Six committees have oversight responsibility for issues from safety in the Newmarket district to events for members.
Susan Sullivan – Executive Director of both Newmarket Community Partners, Inc. and the Newmarket Business Association. Sue is also President of STB Solutions, a full service consulting firm that provides operational and marketing/sales consulting services to private businesses and economic development assistance to cities and towns. In addition, she is member and past Chair of the Hingham Development Industrial Commission and is a Board Member of the New England Center for Arts & Technology (NECAT), the Orchard Garden Pilot School, and St. Paul Elementary School in Hingham, MA. For almost 30 years, Sue has been the constant voice in the City of Boston for job creation and enhanced quality of life for those in need through the growth and vibrancy of industrial businesses providing good jobs in close proximity to the neighborhoods that need those jobs.
Michael Rothschild – Principal of Abbott Realty, LLC, a Commercial Real Estate Investment company that owns and operates commercial and industrial investment properties in Greater Boston. Michael is also the Managing Partner of Rothschild Capital, LLC, a real estate investment firm that focuses on preferred equity positions in middle market (2-20M) commercial real estate syndications. In addition, he is a co-founder and Managing Director for MetroWest Precious Metals, LLC, a full service investment grade precious metals dealer offering trading, storage, and lending. Formerly through Abbott Rentals and Sales and now through Abbott Realty, Michael has a life-long and multi-generational attachment to the area with a passion for preserving and growing the Industrial base of the area.
Brian Maloney – Owner and President of Middlesex Truck & Coach, Brian is, in many ways, the epitome of the typical Newmarket business owner. A graduate of Georgetown University with an MBA from Boston College, Brian took a hobby and turned it into a flourishing business. In 1986, Middlesex Truck was named the recipient of the prestigious Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award. In giving this award, the Chamber talked about Brian’s commitment to hiring employees from the surrounding neighborhood and his efforts to make the neighborhood a better place. Vice President of the Newmarket Business Association, Brian is also Chairman of the Contributions Committee, donating funds to assist many of the association’s local non-profit partners and has been an active supporter of the Samuel Mason Pilot School. Brian continues to work to make the neighborhood a better place and his commitment to the area is steadfast.
Raymond E. Lofstrom, CPA, is a principal at O’Connor & Drew, P.C. With a focus on the automotive industry, he also has expertise in manufacturing, construction, and foodservice distribution. Ray supports a wide range of clients with accounting, auditing and tax services. A member of several area Chambers of Commerce, Ray is on the Finance Board of the Town of Bridgewater, and is active in the Caring for Our Community initiative associated with South Shore Hospital. Ray is passionate about the revitalization of the Newmarket area.
Chairman of the Board
John Marston , Eastern Bank, Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking of Eastern Bank Boston and the former President of Newmarket Business Association, John now serves as Chairman of the Board. A graduate of Boston College with a degree in history and a strong accounting background, John’s principal expertise is working closely with closely held companies. He has taken a keen interest in job creation/retention in low to moderate income communities, as evidenced by his involvement with several other community organizations where he also serves as a Board Chairman or member including New England Center for Children, Boston Local Development Corporation, the COMPASS School, SBANE (Smaller Business Association of New England), and City Year. John has received numerous awards for his work including the Cheverus High School 2009 Magis Award for lifetime community service and the Boston Chamber of Neighborhood Commerce Small Business Advocate award.
Board of Directors
Phillip Carver, UMASS, Boston
Patrick Cibotti, Boston Body Works
Herb Clifford, Clifford Marketing Company
Brenda Colgan, Waldo Bros.
Stephen Connolly, Jr. , Steve Connolly Seafood Co.
Marvin Gilmore, Community Development Corp
Bonnie Gossels, Albany LLC
David Yee, McDonalds Co.
William Jacobson, Jacobson Floral Supply Co.
Joan Libby, Cavalier Coach Trailways
Philip Lewis, Philip Lewis & Sons, Inc.
Joseph T. Cefalo, Jr., Esq., Boston Flower Exchange, Inc
Joel Miller, Perishable Mngmt Service
Maureen Taylor, Slade Gorton Co.
Valeda Britton, B.U. School of Medicine
Jeanne Richardson, Boston Water & Sewer Commission
John Cremmen, Denenberg Realty Advisers
Alan Saks, Dorchester Tire Company
John Sullivan, Bilt-Rite Construction Co.
John Hoey, NSTAR
Carol Tienken, Greater Boston Food Bank
Christopher Falbo, CitiBank
Sheree Marciante, Victoria’s Restaurant
James English, Suffolk Construction Co.
Saritin Rizzuto, Metro Credit Union