Making News in Business, May 12

Published: 5/11/2022 4:22:51 PM

Modified: 5/11/2022 4:21:13 PM

Muspratt named president at CET

NORTHAMPTON — The Center for EcoTechnology, an environmental nonprofit, has selected Ashley Muspratt as its new president.

CET was founded in the 1970s and was one of the first environmental organizations of its kind. Built on a model of working with businesses and residents directly, CET helps participants adopt behaviors and implement technologies that reduce carbon through waste reduction, energy efficiency, and electrification.

Muspratt joined CET in 2018, most recently serving as director of innovation, where she spearheaded novel building decarbonization services, wasted food solutions, and financing opportunities for customers and partners. Prior to CET she worked internationally for over a decade, including founding and leading a sanitation company in sub-Saharan Africa for seven years. She holds a Master of Science in environmental engineering and a doctorate in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley.

Muspratt succeeds John Majercak, who served as CET’s president for 12 years and worked at the organization for over 30.

Zobel set to depart Community Foundation of WMass

SPRINGFIELD — Katie Allan Zobel will step down as president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts in September after 10 years at the helm and 17 years with the organization.

The foundation’s trustees said that under Zobel’s leadership, the organization has established programs that have increased philanthropic giving within our community (ValleyGives), that have nourished the creative sector of our community (ValleyCreates), and that have facilitated college access and completion for students in our region (Western Mass Completes).

During the pandemic, Zobel led the distribution of over $12 million to those most in need.

Under her stewardship, the Foundation’s assets have grown from $103 million to $250 million and the staff has nearly doubled, making it possible for the Foundation to support the community at a greater scale and depth.

The trustees have hired Lindauer, an executive search firm for the nonprofit profession, to help find Zobel’s replacement.

Anytime Fitness opens in Southampton

SOUTHAMPTON — Anytime Fitness has opened a new Southampton location in the Red Rock Plaza at 15 College Highway. A grand opening is scheduled for Thursday, May 12.

Owner Jeff Swanson is thrilled about the 24-hour co-ed fitness club’s cardio equipment, functional training area, and newest location close to home. “I’m excited to bring Anytime Fitness to my hometown,” Swanson said.

The club features a “training zone” with extensive training equipment that includes a TRX system, Plyo, slam balls, and a wide variety of kettlebells. Swanson said the club has been hiring personal trainers to keep up with the demand for people wanting a trainer or coach to restart their fitness journey.

Using a secure access key, Anytime Fitness members can work out on their own timeframe.

bankESB promotes Rossman to officer

EASTHAMPTON — bankESB recently announced that Maureen Rossman has been promoted to eBanking officer.

Rossman, of Monson, has been in banking for more than 20 years. She joined bankESB in 2018 as eBanking supervisor and was promoted to eBanking manager the following year.

Rossman is based in the bank’s Easthampton office on Northampton Street. She is responsible for overseeing the bank’s electronic banking and fraud detection. She has been an active member of the community, previously volunteering for organizations that help address food insecurity, including Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen and Meals on Wheels.


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