TCC’s programs and other events are made possible through the volunteer efforts of our Board of Directors. From recruiting speakers, promoting events and securing venues, to filling in for presenters at a moment’s notice, the board is the beating heart of our organization. The goal is to fill board positions with those who represent the range of our members’ professional interests: from corporate leaders to sole proprietors, and media/marketing pros to web and graphic designers.
Hans Riemer, President
Hans Riemer, of Groton, is the founder, president and CEO of the digital-marketing agency Market Vantage, which has helped hundreds of organizations improve the outcomes of thousands of marketing campaigns. Prior to founding Market Vantage, he was a senior product manager and market development manager for Apollo Computer, Hewlett Packard, and Novell; served as VP of Marketing for UltiMap Corp.; and as Director of Business Development and Corporate Communications for the Software Division of Hitachi Computer Products.
Dana Carnegie, Vice President
Dana Carnegie, of Amherst, is the Communications Manager for Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts. Advocating on behalf of girls and youth education has been her passion and focus for the past decade. Prior to her girl-leadership priorities, Dana spent her professional career championing environmental awareness. Whether Daisy Girl Scouts or Bottlenose dolphins, Dana is highly effective in using the media to elevate awareness around the causes she cares about.
Ellen Moran, Secretary
Ellen Moran is an editor and writer with more than 20 years of experience in marketing and journalism. She has been working for Choice Words/Chisolm & Co., a marketing firm, since 2017 as a writer/editor, and is a freelance copy editor for the Massachusetts Teachers Association. She also is a freelance writer and editor, and has edited several books. Ellen previously was senior marketing specialist at Commonwealth Medicine, the public service consulting and operations division of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Ellen spent mostof her acreer as a journalist at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, where she held several reporting and editing positions. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University, a bachelor’s in Sociology-Anthropology from Springfield College, and an associate’s in Liberal Arts from Green Mountain College. She also is an active volunteer for Col Potter Cairn Rescue Network.
Alan Chapman, Treasurer
Alan Chapman is a veteran marketing communications professional who currently serves as an adjunct professor in the Business Administration department at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester. Now in his seventh year as a TCC board member, Alan founded and was principal of Alan Chapman Communications for 25 years, providing marketing and public relations counsel and services to businesses and professional practices. He is also a co-founder and past Executive Board member of the Mass. Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Andre Mills is an illustrator living in Westford, Mass. and working in Lowell. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and studied art at Northern Essex Community College and the University of Lowell. Andre, who does most of his work in the digital realm, counts Bill Watterson, Charles M. Shultz, Skottie Young, Humberto Ramos -- with a special mention of Frank Frazetta -- among the artists who've inspired him. "I like to take in my surroundings and I love drawing people," Andre says. "See what story I can tell or what reaction I get from the scenes I create."
Mike Krasner is professional communicator and writer with 24 years of experience in the financial-services industry, producing and editing weekly and monthly newsletters. Mike, whose abilities include reviewing and fact-checking complex legal documents, possesses a keen eye for detail. Self-styled as "The Content Guy," the Syracuse University Journalism/Economics graduate is also a committed wordsmith who incorporates wisdom and experience in proofing, editing and writing deadline-driven content. Mike's mantra is: “Get the job done right the first time, and on-time.”
Volunteering to help TCC presents a great networking opportunity, and a terrific way to establish relationships with people in your profession. Please contact any board member with questions, or if you wish to help with any of The Communicators Club’s activities.