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The Power 50 Class of 2019

PHOTO | EDD COTE WBJ 2019 Power 50 members (from left) Roy M. Nascimento, Shaleen Title, Abraham W. Haddad, Robert J. Morton, Liora Stone, Larry Lucchino and Angela Bovill. Special thanks to the College of the Holy Cross for opening its facilities for this Power 50 photo shoot.

Every year, WBJ compiles a list of the 50 most influential people in the Central Massachusetts economy. Those named to the list must not only hold a significant amount of power, but they must wield it in a way to have an outsized influence on the community.

Members of the Power 50 can be CEOs, small business owners, college presidents, nonprofit leaders, volunteer heads of community projects and anyone who can use their influence to make change in Central Massachusetts.

This year's Power 50 is detailed below.

- Brad Kane, editor

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  • Amy Lynn Chase
    Amy Lynn Chase
    Founder, Crompton Collective, The Haberdash, The White Room; Worcester & Hudson
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  • Grace Elton
    Grace Elton
    CEO, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston
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  • Larry Lucchino
    Larry Lucchino
    Principal owner & chairman, Pawtucket Red Sox
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  • Che Anderson & Jessica Walsh
    Che Anderson & Jessica Walsh
    Co-founders, POW! WOW! Worcester
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  • Elaine Osgood
    Elaine Osgood
    Founder & CEO, Atlas Travel & Technology Group, Marlborough
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  • Troy Siebels
    Troy Siebels
    President & CEO, The Hanover Theatre & Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Worcester
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  • Cliff Rucker
    Cliff Rucker
    Owner, Worcester Railers Hockey Club and the FIdelity Bank Worcester Ice Center, Worcester
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  • Stephanie Ramey
    Stephanie Ramey
    Executive Director, Discover Central Massachusetts, Worcester
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  • Swati Elavia
    Swati Elavia
    President, Monsoon Kitchens, Inc., Shrewsbury
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  • Valentin Gapontsev, Ph.D.
    Valentin Gapontsev, Ph.D.
    Chairman & CEO, IPG Photonics Corp., Oxford
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  • Shantanu Gaur
    Shantanu Gaur
    Co Founder & CEO, Allurion, Natick
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  • Mike Mahoney
    Mike Mahoney
    Chairman & CEO, Boston Scientific, Marlborough
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  • Shacey Petrovic
    Shacey Petrovic
    Director, President & CEO, Insulet Corp., Acton
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  • Bruce Platzman
    Bruce Platzman
    President & CEO, AIS, Leominster
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  • Liora Stone
    Liora Stone
    President, Precision Engineering Inc., Uxbridge
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Health Care

  • Angela Bovill
    Angela Bovill
    President & CEO, Ascentria Care Alliance
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  • Richard P. Burke
    Richard P. Burke
    President & CEO, Fallon Health, Worcester
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  • Eric Dickson, MD
    Eric Dickson, MD
    President & CEO, UMass Memorial Health Care, Worcester
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  • Tarek Elsawy, MD, FACP
    Tarek Elsawy, MD, FACP
    Opumcare Regional President & Reliant Medical Group President & CEO, Worcester
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  • Kate McEvoy
    Kate McEvoy
    Vice President, Corporate Relations, UMass Memorial Health Care, Worcester
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  • Milka Njoroge, PharmD
    Milka Njoroge, PharmD
    Owner & CEO, Century Homecare, LLC, Worcester
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Economic Development

  • Christina Andreoli
    Christina Andreoli
    Senior Vice President, Private Banking, Berkshire Bank, Worcester
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  • Charles F. "Chip" Norton
    Charles F. "Chip" Norton
    President & Owner, Franklin Realty Advisors, Wellesley & Worcester
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  • Denis Dowdle
    Denis Dowdle
    President, Madison Properties, Boston
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  • Timothy P. Murray
    Timothy P. Murray
    President & CEO, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
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  • Arthur G. Vigeant
    Arthur G. Vigeant
    Mayor, City of Marlborough
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  • Nick Capasso
    Nick Capasso
    Director, Fitchburg Art Museum
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  • Edward M. Augustus Jr.
    Edward M. Augustus Jr.
    City Manager, City of Worcester
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  • Abraham W. Haddad, DMD
    Abraham W. Haddad, DMD
    Chairman, Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives
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Food, Drink & Marijuana

  • Shaleen Title
    Shaleen Title
    Commissioner, Cannabis Control Commission, Boston
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  • Sam Barber
    Sam Barber
    CEO, Cultivate, Leicester
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  • Maureen & Robin Fabry
    Maureen & Robin Fabry
    Founders; CraftRoots Brewing, Milford
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  • Paul Sellew
    Paul Sellew
    Founder & CEO, Little Leaf Farms, Devens
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  • Alec Lopez & Sherri Sadowski
    Alec Lopez & Sherri Sadowski
    Owners; Armsby Abbey, The Dive Bar, Conico, Worcester & Hudson
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  • Damien Goudreau, Nate Lanier & Dean Rohan
    Damien Goudreau, Nate Lanier & Dean Rohan
    Founders & Owners, Tree House Brewing Co., Charlton
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  • Carolyn Stimpson, & Ralph, Jeff, Chris & David Crowley
    Carolyn Stimpson, & Ralph, Jeff, Chris & David Crowley
    Owners; Polar Beverages, Worcester & Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, Princeton
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Education & Advocacy

  • F. Javier Cevallos
    F. Javier Cevallos
    President, Framingham State University
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  • Susan West Engelkemeyer, Ph.D
    Susan West Engelkemeyer, Ph.D
    President, Nichols College, Dudley
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  • Laurie Leshin
    Laurie Leshin
    President, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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  • Roy Nascimento, CCE, IOM
    Roy Nascimento, CCE, IOM
    President & CEO; North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce
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  • AiVi Nguyen
    AiVi Nguyen
    Partner, Bowditch & Dewey, Worcester
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  • Luis Pedraja
    Luis Pedraja
    President; Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester
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  • Alan Ritacco
    Alan Ritacco
    Dean of the School of Design & Technology, Becker College, Worcester
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Money & Influence

  • MIke Angelini
    MIke Angelini
    Chairman, Bowditch & Dewey, Worcester
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  • Ernie Herrman
    Ernie Herrman
    President & CEO, The TJX Cos., Framingham
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  • Stephen MacMillan
    Stephen MacMillan
    Chairman, CEO & President, Hologic, Marlborough
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  • Sue Mailman
    Sue Mailman
    Owner, Coghlin Electrical Contractors Inc., & Coghlin Network Services Inc., Worcester
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  • Robert J. Morton
    Robert J. Morton
    President & CEO, Millbury Savings Bank
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  • Tina M. Sbrega
    Tina M. Sbrega
    President & CEO, GFA Federal Credit Union, Gardner
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  • Doug Petersen
    Doug Petersen
    President & CEO, Workers Credit Union, Fitchburg
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