Carol Bosco Bauman Joins Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire as Acting Executive Director | Company

GREAT BARRINGTON — Carol Bosco Bauman has joined the Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire as interim executive director, while Spring Burke and Brian Horan have each been elected to three-year terms on the group’s board.

Baumann replaces former chief executive Allison Marchese, who recently retired. She brings more than two decades of work in strategic marketing, branding and communications to the organization.

She was first introduced to community development work while living in Boston’s West Fenway neighborhood, creating a summer camp in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Gardner Museum, Orchestra Boston Symphony, Harvard Medical School and others for children in underprivileged areas. Boston neighborhoods. She has volunteered for many initiatives and organizations in the Berkshire community, including Housatonic Village and School redevelopment efforts and as Chair of the Chesterwood Advisory Council. She has lived in Housatonic since 1996.

Burke has spent half of his life working in various positions in the banking industry. She is currently Vice President and Mortgage Advisor for Pittsfield Cooperative Bank. A resident of Norfolk, Conn., Burke has served on the board of the South Berkshire Chamber of Commerce for six years and served as treasurer for several years.

Horan is a litigator and counsel whose experience spans areas such as real estate, healthcare, telecommunications, construction, finance, insurance and intellectual property. He has spent more than a decade advising New York City agencies and advocating on issues such as affordable housing expansion and economic opportunity. He moved to the Berkshires in 2020.

The Board of Directors also includes Jim Harwood, Chairman; Richard Stanley, acting vice-president; Cara Becker, treasurer; Don Eaton, Clerk; and Anthony Blair, Erik Bruun, Thomas Doyle, Allen Harris, Robin Helfand, Mike Igoe, Rufus Jones and David Thorne.

The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire builds affordable housing and creates gainful employment by working in conjunction with city governments, open space organizations and other local nonprofits, according to its website.

Norma P. Rex