Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane Partner Completes Term as Chair of Neponset River Regional Chamber
Alisia St. Florian, partner at Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP, was recognized for her leadership as she completed her term as chair of the Neponset River Regional Chamber during the Chamber’s Annual Meeting. Attorney St. Florian was the chair of the board during the Chamber’s 125th Anniversary year celebration, on September 19, 2019 at the Paul Revere Heritage Site in Canton with 125 people in attendance.
Alisia said the following about her term as chair, “Being a member of the NRCC and having the honor of Chairing the Board during its 125th anniversary has been professionally and personally rewarding in ways I had not anticipated. From a business standpoint, my involvement with the Board has given me access to professionals in our community and has enabled me and our firm to expanding our network. The added benefit is the friendships I have made through my work with the Chamber, most significantly through the founding of the Women’s Leadership Alliance.”
Since 1894, the Neponset River Regional Chamber has served businesses in the Neponset River Region. The name has changed from its original name of Norwood Business Association, to various other names in between to the present name of, Neponset River Regional Chamber since 2019. Though the name has changed over the years, the focus has remained the same, serving members large and small with regional economic development and public policy work as well as networking and lead groups allowing members to work on projects of mutual interest and benefits.
Ms. St. Florian is a member of the firm’s Special Education Law Group. Ms. St. Florian represents school districts in all aspects of special education litigation, from administrative hearings at the Massachusetts Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) through to all levels of judicial appeal. Ms. St. Florian was a founding co-chair of the Education Law at the Massachusetts Bar Association.” Currently Alisia is the Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Wheeler School in Providence, RI.
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