Jenifer Cosgrove, host of Community Spotlight.


Tim Coco, President & General Manager

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Tim Coco

Tim Coco

Tim Coco first entered communications in 1978 as an intern at WHAV AM and FM in Haverhill and within a few months landed a job there in the news department.  He would remain in news throughout the 1980s – serving as City Hall reporter for the then-daily Haverhill Gazette, regional reporter for the Daily News of Newburyport and editor of an environmental trade publication based in Manchester, N.H.  He was later tapped to create the communications department for Ogden Corporation, Fairfield, N.J.

He founded COCO+CO., an advertising agency, in 1991. In 2004, coming full circle, Coco acquired the WHAV name and founded Public Media of New England Inc. Today, the non-profit corporation operates 97.9 WHAV FM, the only Haverhill-based news source.

Coco served as member of the Haverhill License Commission for six years, past president of the Trustees of the John Greenleaf Whittier Homestead and a commissioner of the Essex National Heritage Commission.

He holds an associate degree from Northern Essex Community College and Bachelor of Science in Management from Lesley University School of Management.

Anita M. Purcell, Treasurer

Anita M. Purcell

Anita M. Purcell

Anita M. Purcell, of Haverhill, is retired as vice president of lending at Haverhill Bank.  Previously she worked as operations manager at Grasso Appraisal Services Inc., Burlington, for 13 years.

She has also worked in various capacities at several area banks and mortgage companies and as a real estate broker for seven years.

She earned a bachelor’s in Business Administration from Merrimack College. She has also completed professional development courses at Bentley College and Boston University.

William D. Cox Jr., Clerk

William D. Cox Jr.

William D. Cox Jr.

William D. Cox Jr., a Haverhill lawyer, was appointed Haverhill city solicitor in 2004 and had served as assistant city solicitor since 1993. Previously, he was an Essex County assistant district attorney, city of Haverhill personnel director/affirmative action officer and director of employment and training programs at Community Action Inc.

He is a trustee at Northern Essex Community College, appointed in 2011 by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and reappointed in 2016 by Gov. Charlie Baker; secretary and former board president of Career Resources Corporation; and member of the Haverhill, American and Massachusetts Bar Associations.

Cox received his Juris Doctor degree from New England School of Law, Boston, and bachelor’s from Bradford College.

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