Our Team

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Karen Andreas

President/Chief Executive Officer

North Shore Chamber


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Karen Andreas has dedicated her lifelong career to the betterment of the North Shore community — as a journalist, media publisher and as of Jan. 1, 2021, as president and CEO of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce. Leading the Chamber was a natural fit for Karen, who had been a longtime member of the Board of Directors and past chairman of the board. She came to The Chamber from North of Boston Media Group, where she led the region's award-winning newspapers and magazines for decades. She also volunteers her time to numerous organizations, including the Salem State Board of Overseers, North Essex Community College Foundation Board, Essex Heritage Board of Trustees, and the Lawrence Partnership. Karen is a cum laude graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where she earned a degree in English, specializing in journalism, and a minor in dance. She loves politics, leadership, gardening, and all-things sports — especially the New England Patriots and the Danvers High School Falcons. She and her husband, Mike, live in Danvers and have two grown sons, Nick and Matt, and two rescue dogs, Freedom and Independence.
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Cheryl Begin

Sales and Marketing Director


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Cheryl Begin, a graduate of Salem State College, came to the North Shore Chamber from North of Boston Media Group, where she worked in the advertising departments of the Eagle-Tribune, Salem News, Gloucester Daily Times and Newburyport Daily News for the past 17 years. Previously, she worked in sales at the Boston Herald. Cheryl has more than 25 years' experience working with local businesses. She enjoys helping business owners market their companies and keep their brand messages out in the community. Cheryl grew up in Peabody and lived in Salem for the past 25 years until recently moving to Haverhill. She has been married to her husband, Tom, for the 35 years. She has two daughters, Courtney and Alyssa, 2 son-in-laws, Jason and Mike, and of course, her pride-and-joys — grandchildren Jacob & Sophie.

Robyn Pregent

Operations Manager


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Robyn Pregent oversees the operations at The Chamber, including financials, budgets, insurance and benefits. While managing membership software and general office operations, she is happy to assist members with any issues relating to their accounts, renewals, event registrations, or general inquiries. ​ Robyn most recently operated Pregent Books, offering bookkeeping services to a variety of small businesses on the North Shore. She is a graduate of Salem State College and a native of Rockport, where she lives with her husband and two school-age children.

Patti DiCarlo Baker

Events Manager


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As events manager, Patti DiCarlo Baker plans and executes The Chamber's numerous events and programs. Previously the executive director of the Marblehead Arts Association, Patti has a diverse background in nonprofit leadership, graphic design, and event management. She currently serves on both the board and events committee of the Marblehead Museum, and is a past board member of the Marblehead Chamber, Marblehead Festival of the Arts, and Marblehead Rotary. She has also been involved with the Boston Yacht Club for many years as part of the Social Committee, Jackson Cup, and Marblehead to Halifax races. Patti lives in Marblehead with her husband of 26 years, Bruce, and their boxer, Hector.
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Katie Lovett

Communications Manager


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Katie Lovett is thrilled to help promote the business community as the Chamber's communications manager. A North Shore native, Katie is a seasoned journalist and spent more than a decade as a reporter and editor at newspapers around the region. A graduate of Saint Anselm College and Northeastern University, Katie also works as an adjunct instructor at Endicott College. As the communications manager, Katie oversees The Chamber’s website and its business magazine, Impact. She also works closely with Chamber members to promote their messages on social media and to the regional media outlets. Katie lives in Beverly with her husband, Travis, and their two daughters, Lucy and Julianne.
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Kay Eisenstein

Member Services Coordinator


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Kay Eisenstein joined The Chamber after a more than 10-year career in publishing at Pearson, where she worked in the sales and marketing departments, coordinating events across the various college textbook disciplines. Kay assists with event planning and membership management, maintaining a close connection with The Chamber's members to offer our services and meet their business needs.
Ashley Addesa

Ashley Addesa

Administrative Coordinator


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Ashley assists in overseeing the vast majority of projects and events as our Administrative Coordinator. A graduate of Salem State College, she spent the bulk of her career in the mortgage industry. Ashley joined The Chamber team, eager to get more involved with the community and  pivot her professional priorities to focus more on connecting with individuals. She proudly serves as the liaison for our Emerging Leaders and THRIVE groups. In her free time, Ashley enjoys taking spin classes, watching/attending sporting events, and spending time with her husband, Mike, and their two beautiful young daughters, Ellianna and Annalise.