Colin Codner, Executive Director
Colin Codner is the Executive Director of the Greater Lynn Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining the Chamber in 2018, Codner served for seven years as the Assistant Director of Student Activities and Finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and for five years as the Director of Operations and Finance at Cohen Hillel Academy (now Epstein Hillel School) in Marblehead, MA. During this time, Codner has participated on accreditation visiting committees for Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE), worked as a Teaching Assistant at Harvard Extension School and has been a board member and Treasurer for the North Shore Children’s Theater as well as currently serving as a Director for the Lynn Business Partnership.
Growing up in Connecticut, Codner served, briefly, in the US Navy, received his undergraduate degree in Financial Management from Western Connecticut State University and holds an MBA/nonprofit from the Suffolk University Sawyer School of Business. He currently lives in Swampscott, MA with his wife and two boys.
Christine Neals, Operations Manager
Christine Neals has been the Operations / Communications & Marketing Manager at the Greater Lynn Chamber of Commerce since 2014. Any marketing or pr materials that come from the office were created by Christine!
Christine is a native of North Reading and a 2014 graduate of Salem State University, receiving her B.A. in Communications and Graphic Design.
Christine graduated Cum Laude and is a member of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s official Honor Society at four-year Colleges and Universities.
Christine has been able to combine her passion for art and design with her knowledge in marketing and communications and apply it to her current position, making her an invaluable asset to the GLCC Team.
“The GLCC provides me with an opportunity to build relationships with many different business owners and learn about their businesses while challenging my creative design abilities,” says Christine. “The GLCC is in constant motion with programs, events, and emails that there’s never a dull moment and always an opportunity to push my creative boundaries.”
Samantha McHugh, Membership & Events Coordinator
The GLCC welcomes Samantha McHugh to the chamber as she continues to dedicate her time and energy to the people of Lynn, working and actively participating in the community through multiple nonprofits. With a degree in Human Services and Youth Work from the University of Massachusetts Boston 2010, she believes in lending a helping hand and establishing strong relationships.
Following her passion for planning events, Samantha spends her weekends executing weddings for Fireside Catering at premier locations on the North Shore. When she’s not working, you can find Samantha spending time with her husband Stephen and pup Peanut. She is an active hiker and enjoys cooking new recipes. She looks forward to connecting with everyone at the chamber events and hearing your ideas for the future!