Dunkin Donuts Franchise Owner, Webster First President Join Becker Trustees

Published on Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Central Massachusetts business leaders Gabe N. Simon and Michael N. Lussier have been named to the Becker College Board of Trustees, each for a term of three years.

Simon owns five Dunkin’ Donuts franchises in Central Massachusetts and serves on several of the company’s corporate committees. A 1951 Becker graduate, he is returning to the board after serving from 1988 to 2002. An active supporter of the college, he has served on the Alumni Board of Directors since 1992 and is a founder of the Llew Evans Scholarship Golf Tournament. Simon was inducted into the Becker College Hall of Fame in 1971. A longtime member of the Worcester Boys & Girls Club, Simon is a past president of the local and national Boys Clubs Alumni Associations.

President/CEO of Webster First Federal Credit Union, Lussier has been with the institution since 1987, when he joined as controller. He is presently the vice chair of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions. Also among his accomplishments, he was a past member of the Small Business Loan Review Board and Credit Union League Legislative Committee; past director of CULM Insurance Agency; and past spokesperson for the League at Mass. House Banking Committee. Lussier served on the Credit Union Ambassador Program aiding Australia & New Zealand. He has served his community as a past president of the Webster/Dudley Rotary Club, a past corporator of Hubbard Regional Hospital, a past member of the National Advisory Council for Re:Member Data Corporation, and past Building Committee chairman and board member of the American Red Cross.

Heading a new slate of officers is Chairman Arthur P. (Jay) DiGeronimo, Jr., president/CEO of Wavelengths Pro Audio. A member of the board since 2005, DiGeronimo takes the helm from outgoing chair John M. Prosser. Rounding out the executive committee are Vice-chairman Richard L. Pyle, CEO of CCI, a manufacturing company; Treasurer George J. Isaac, president of George Isaac CPA and Consulting Services; and Secretary Robert A. Bernstein, chairman/CEO of Bay State Strategies Group.