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New President Dave Bertoni excited to expand upon an existing successful structure

Beverly, MA, August 4, 2017 – The North Shore Technology Council (NSTC), the volunteer-led, nonprofit technology trade association for northeastern Massachusetts announced the election of officers to serve on its executive committee as well as three new directors to the board. The new members hail from some of the Commonwealth’s most influential higher education, economic development, and life sciences institutions.

Dave Bertoni, New NSTC President

David Bertoni, a resident of Beverly, MA, is the newly elected president of the NSTC’s Board of Directors. Bertoni served as the NSTC Vice President for the past three years and Co-Chair of the NSTC BioSciences Group, one of four special interest groups that serve specific sectors of the North Shore technology cluster.

“I am gratified that NSTC has the confidence in my ability to lead the organization and continue the success that Linda Saris, our retiring president, has set in motion.” The North Shore Tech Council also welcomes three new directors who bring years of experience and strategic skills to the leadership group. “I look forward to working with our directors and officers to bring more value to our members and sponsors, and continue to grow the NSTC.”

Bertoni has a BS from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado in Boulder and is the founder of MarketSpace LLC, also of Beverly, MA.

In addition to Bertoni as new NSTC president, the NSTC Executive Committee members elected for one-year terms are:

  • Secretary: James L. Kawski, Manager of Market Research and Communications, at Applied Materials, and a resident of South Hamilton, MA
  • Treasurer: Tracy Wilson Curley, Assurance Partner at Marcum and a resident of Manchester by the Sea, MA
  • Past President: Linda E. Saris, Director of Salem Cyberspace and a resident of Swampscott, MA


The North Shore Technology Council also elected three new directors to the Board:

  • Tom Chmura, Retired Vice President for Economic Development at the University Massachusetts System, and a resident of Gloucester, MA
  • Laura Browne, Founder and CEO of Covalent Bonds of Beverly, MA, and a resident of Newburyport, MA. Laura is also taking over from Dave Bertoni as Co-Chair of NSTC’s Bio Special Interest Group, working alongside long-term Chair Jack Swigg
  • Angus McQuilken, Manager of Business Development for the life sciences sectors for global law firm McDermott Will & Emery, and a resident of Topsfield, MA. McQuilken previously served as Vice President for Communications & Marketing for the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

Angus McQuilkin

Tom Chmura

Laura Browne

Rolling off leadership roles with the organization are Tim Lasonde, David Reibel, Eric Sigman, Lorie Skolski, and Gordon Ulen.


About the North Shore Technology Council

The North Shore Technology Council (NSTC) is a non-profit, volunteer-led organization with a mission to be the leading collaborative for fostering technology businesses in Massachusetts’ north-of-Boston region.  The council’s mission is to build a strong ecosystem for the success of technology businesses north of Boston by facilitating collaboration, networking, professional growth and economic development in a collegial fashion.  The NSTC welcomes the participation of technology businesses, senior executive and employees of technology businesses, entrepreneurs, companies that support technology businesses, academic and governmental units and nonprofits.  The council is on the Web at www.nstc.org. Its office is at the Cummings Center, in Beverly, Massachusetts. For more information call, 978- 561-9004.