ABA Leadership

Our leadership team works hard to create impactful opportunities for all of our members. We strive to provide resources which benefit all size companies, from home-based solopreneurs to our large, local chain stores. We build resources around our members' specific needs.


Alex CarletonPresident
As President, Alex sets the vision for the ABA with fellow officers and members at large. She strives to provide valuable resources, benefits, and promotion to ABA members and educate the local community about Ashland's vibrant businesses.

Alex is also the CEO of Acumentri, a boutique consulting firm specializing in business and leadership performance.
Adam SachsVice President
As Vice President, Adam develops the agendas and acts as Parliamentarian for Steering Committee and Business Association meetings. Adam also chairs the ABA Scholarship Fund Committee and leads the Social Media Internship program.

Adam is a Financial Advisor with Centinel Financial Group, LLC and assists people in the accumulation and protection of wealth.
Tricia KendallSecretary
As Secretary, Tricia prepares the minutes of the Steering Committee and Business meetings. She also serves as the ABA's town government liaison.

Tricia is a registered MA architect and owner of Tricia Kendall, Architecture + Designand specializes in additions, renovations, and new construction for residential and commercial projects.
Dick BennettTreasurer
As Treasurer, Dick is responsible for all ABA financial matters including maintaining records, accounts, and management of all funds. He also oversees active membership accounts and renewals.

Dick is the owner of Metro West Bookkeeping & Tax Service LLC
Cynthia WhittyPublicity Coordinator
As Publicity Coordinator, Cynthia keeps the ABA present in the minds of its members and the public. She promotes ABA activities and creates ABA marketing collateral.

Cynthia Whitty Communications provides branding and marketing strategy and helps businesses grow through print and online marketing and public relations.
Alan MacIntoshWebmaster
As Webmaster, Alan is responsible for overseeing, managing and maintaining the website, and ensuring that the organizations online presence is maintained and synchronized across all relevant platforms.

Alan is the CEO of Bay State Support, Inc a managed service provider, that manages and supports business technology.


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About the ABA

The Ashland Business Association (ABA) is a group of business owners, executives, managers, and employees working together to foster ties between business and community. The ABA is dedicated to increasing profitability and visibility for its members, and to advocating for a positive business environment within the Town of Ashland.

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