Former Mayor Guerin Accepts Chamber’s Membership Services Job

Former Haverhill Mayor John J. Guerin Jr. has been hired as membership services director of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce.

Guerin, a lifelong Haverhill resident, begins Nov. 1.

“We are excited to bring John on board with the Chamber. He brings a wealth of experience and perspective to this position. Our commitment is not only to grow our Chamber but to retain and nurture the many businesses and entrepreneurs that we proudly serve.  We believe that John fits that role very well,” said Chamber President and CEO Beverly J. Donovan.

Prior to joining the Chamber, Guerin spent several years as an independent contractor and consultant, most recently directing the capital campaign to support the construction of the new Opportunity Works campus behind and abutting Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill.  Besides serving as mayor, Guerin served four terms as a city councilor, including five years as council president.  He worked at the Haverhill Beef Company for more than two decades, ultimately being promoted to general manager before becoming mayor. Thereafter, he served a term as a Massachusetts Civil Service Commissioner.

Guerin is an executive board member of the Exchange Club of Haverhill and recently chaired the city’s Salary Survey Commission for elected officials. He is a member the American Diabetes Association Advisory Board at Pentucket Medical Associates as well as Haverhill Community Television. Guerin volunteers with the Winnekenni Foundation and Opportunity Works. He resides with his wife, Lisa.

“I am honored to have an opportunity to use my experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors to serve those whose daily hard work and sacrifice contributes so greatly to our quality of life in this region,” said Guerin. “These are dynamic times in our area and I am excited to join the Chamber as it is such an essential part of our economic well-being.”

6 thoughts on “Former Mayor Guerin Accepts Chamber’s Membership Services Job

  1. Beverly Donovan: YOU should be embarrassed !
    Appointing this unaccomplished political hack to this position is confirms the Chamber is nothing more than a social organization that does nothing to fight for the rights of Haverhill business owners. Guerin is a puppet of mayor failurentini. His appointment to this position is further confirmation YOU and the chamber have absolutely no plans to fight to overturn the intrusive parking and meals taxes imposed on downtown businesses.

  2. On the board for salary for elected officials. This guy has hack written all over him. To bad the city clerks sister got the job in the mayors office, I’m sure he would’ve been qualified for that position.
    Maybe at the mayors Christmas party he can slice the baloney roll.
    But let’s get back to his new position in the Haverhill Chamber. Would somebody tell me why they need somebody to market the nail salons and the dunkin donuts throughout the city?

    • He endorsed Sven, former chamber President for School Committee. MaggliochettI is on the board of directors for chamber, political pay back for the endorsement