FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1Berkshire Announces Two New Staff Members and Welcomes Four New Board Members

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Lindsey Schmid
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1Berkshire Announces Two New Staff Members and Welcomes Four New Board Members

February 15, 2024 – Berkshire County, MA – 1Berkshire is happy to announce the addition of two staff members, one on the Member Services team and one on the Economic Development team. In addition, 1Berkshire has also added four new members to its Board of Directors.

New Hires

Hannah Pimenta assumed the role of Member Engagement Associate. In her position she will support our Director of Member Services with membership-related initiatives, special events, and the Berkshire Leadership Program. Additionally, Hannah will work in conjunction with the 1Berkshire business office, President and CEO Jonathan Butler, the 1Berkshire Strategic Alliance Board of Directors and the 1Berkshire Foundation Board.

Hannah is certified in project management and has a bachelor’s degree in English and Communications from MCLA. She had previously worked for Berkshire Family & Individual Resources (BFAIR) before joining the 1Berkshire team.

Alex LaValley joined the Economic Development team as the Economic Development Associate. In this position, he will work with both the Vice President of Economic Development and the Deputy Director of Economic Development.

Alex stated, “I’m a recent transplant to the Berkshires, having moved here little over a year ago. My experience before 1Berkshire was predominantly in the retail industry where I’ve worked since 2014. Moving here has been one of the best decisions of my life in large part because of the welcoming community in the area. I cannot wait to give back to this region through my new role at 1Berkshire.”

Board Additions

1Berkshire is pleased to announce that Ari Zorn of Devine Retail Cannabis, Christian Hanson of Balderdash Cellars, Scott St. George of Berkshire Health Systems, and Dubois Thomas of Blackshires Community Empowerment Foundation have joined the 1Berkshire Board of Directors for 2024.

“We are looking forward to a great 2024. With the addition of our new team members, along with our new board members we are pleased to continue expanding the ideas and voices that drive our work. We look forward to the fresh perspectives they will bring to the 1Berkshire team,” stated Jonathan Butler, CEO and President of 1Berkshire.

About 1Berkshire

1Berkshire is a county-wide organization focused on economic development and promotion of the region as a preferred place to visit, to live, and to grow a business. It provides programs that connect businesses with each other and with potential customers and works to develop future leaders and support entrepreneurs. For more information, visit

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