FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1Berkshire Staff Promotions

For additional information, please contact:
Lindsey Schmid
1Berkshire Sr. VP of Tourism and Marketing


1Berkshire Announces Staff Promotions

June 12, 2023 – Berkshire County, MA – 1Berkshire is happy to announce the promotions of staff members Benjamin Lamb and Kristen Harrington effective April 1, 2023, in recognition of their achievements, contributions and dedication to the organization and its initiatives throughout Berkshire County.


Benjamin Lamb has been promoted to Vice President of Economic Development. This well-deserved promotion follows 5 years of hard work helping to build the economic development team and expand the 1Berkshire footprint of activities and overall work. Hired in 2018 as the Economic Development Projects Manager, Lamb was promoted to Director of Economic Development a short time later. In his new position, Lamb will continue to lead and expand the outreach of 1Berkshire through its economic development in Berkshire County. Lamb currently resides in North Adams with his wife, two young children, and a dog.

Kristen Harrington has been promoted to Finance & Administration Coordinator, a title that reflects her new responsibilities in accounting and internal operations, and as property liaison. Harrington is integral to office functions that touch all departments. Previously, Harrington functioned as the Accounting Specialist for 1Berkshire, a position she had held since 2019. She joined the Berkshire Visitors Bureau as a Finance Associate in 2015, and a year later, in a merger resulting in the creation of 1Berkshire, Harrington was named Accounting Associate. Harrington currently lives in Pittsfield with her husband, and has two adult children, as well as a dog and two cats.

According to Jonathan Butler, President and Chief Executive Officer of 1Berkshire, “Our success as an organization is dependent upon the commitment, talent and passion of our team members. Kristen and Ben are strong examples of the best we have to offer at 1Berkshire. Both have been with the organization for many years and have consistently demonstrated a selfless approach to helping the Berkshires become a stronger community.”

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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