Ellie Cochran Named Chair of GMCC Annual Dinner and Citizen of the Year Celebration
April 18 event to attract 750+ attendees and honor 2018 Citizen of the Year
Ellie Cochran, 2015 Citizen of the Year, has been named the Chair of this year’s Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) Annual Dinner and Citizen of the Year Celebration to be held on April 18, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown.
“Ellie is a constant contributor to the well-being of Manchester and is a role model for philanthropic participation, making her the perfect choice to serve as our Chair while planning our 2019 Annual Dinner and Citizen of the Year Celebration,” said Mike Skelton, GMCC President and CEO.
Ellie Cochran is a lifelong greater Manchester area resident and graduated from The Derryfield School and Colby Sawyer College. She has served on the Boards of both schools and was recently named one of the first TrusteeEmeritus of Derryfield. She began her career at New England Telephone in marketing and sales, followed by over fifteen years at The Derryfield School in a variety of capacities and retired in 2013 as director of philanthropy after ten years at New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
Ellie has served on countless boards over the years and is currently a Champion for Manchester Proud, a Trustee of NeighborWorks and serves on the campaign committee at The Derryfield School and President’s Advisory Council at Colby Sawyer College.
The GMCC will announce the 2018 Citizen of the Year honoree prior to the Annual Dinner. This year’s dinner will be held on April 18, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown. Since 1954, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has presented one outstanding individual with the Citizen of the Year award. This group of individuals has been paramount in shaping the local community through the history of Manchester and the region. The Citizen of the Year award recognizes an individual with outstanding leadership and citizenship in the community, while demonstrating exemplary vision, civic pride and commitment to the betterment of society.