Christine Matthews Paine named as new MRCC President

June 1, 2021 -- The Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce has named Christine Matthews Paine as its new president, succeeding Pam Staneski, who announced her departure in February. Paine will officially begin on June 1.

"Finding a replacement for Pam was made easier knowing the person selected has deep roots and history in our community," said Board Chair Paige Miglio. "Christine's extended family has called Milford home for generations, and she brings excitement, passion, along with a vision for our future and benefit of our members. The Board of Directors looks forward to working alongside Christine and continuing to emphasize the exceptional and unique qualities that Milford provides to its residents and businesses."

Paine has almost three decades of experience in corporate sales and nonprofit leadership, including proficiency in marketing, communications, public relations, donor partnerships, fundraising and business relationships.

"Milford is my history, my home, and has my heart," Paine said. "I am excited to serve as president to help our business community continue to grow. I look forward to a collaboration with all our members. I feel it is the chamber's responsibility to strengthen business relationships through networking and shared interactions. Now is the time to support our members in recovering and excelling through the impact caused by the pandemic."

Paine has a Master's in Public Administration from the University of New Haven, a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Rhode Island and is a graduate of Lauralton Hall and St. Gabriel School in Milford. She is a member of the Devon Rotary, CHIEF, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She additionally has served on several local boards, including the Milford United Way.

Paine lives in Milford with her husband Frank and their six children. The majority of her extended family lives in the Milford region.

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