Archive for Our Team
Allen Jezouit acquired Berkshire Direct from the Storey family (John, Martha and Matt Storey) in the Spring of 2010. Mr. Jezouit originally joined Berkshire Direct as the Vice President of Business Development for Berkshire Direct in September 2009. Prior to joining Berkshire Direct, Allen was the Director of Marketing at Redstone Properties for 4+ years following an 18+ year career in operations, sales, e-business, and marketing with Praxair, Inc.. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Allen is a past president and board member of Williamstown Cal Ripken Baseball and is the president of the board of directors of the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce. He is a past board member of Williamstown Youth Basketball Association and North Adams Babe Ruth Baseball. He coaches baseball, soccer, and basketball and is a member of Taconic Golf Club. He lives in Williamstown with his wife and two sons.
Elinor comes to us from Storey Publishing, a leader in non-fiction how-to books for country living. Elinor’s background in design and marketing began working in higher education, where she was responsible for conceiving, organizing, promoting and hosting college-wide events. Elinor currently serves on the board of directors of The Williamstown Youth Center, and has chaired the annual Snowfest fundraising event for the past five years. She is also a member of the Williams College Sideline Quarterback Club board of directors, and a member of the Williams College Hoop Group. She is the past president of the board of directors of the Berkshire Dance Theatre. She and her husband Mike live in Williamstown with their two daughters.
Kimberly has worked and consulted in both the public and private sectors, working with small businesses, public organizations and not-for-profits for over twelve years. She received her BA from Dean College and is the former Executive Director of Berkshire Dance Theatre. She brings her experience with small businesses and non-profits to the forefront of her management work at Berkshire Direct. Kimberly expands Berkshire Direct’s mission of bringing full service marketing to businesses small and large with her customer-oriented, business-minded background.
Kimberly is also the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Haiti Plunge, Inc. and travels frequently to Haiti to teach arts education there. She is the co-chair for the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, and has served as the North Adams Representative on the council for the past three years. She remains active in several other non-profits throughout New England, aligning her passion for arts and education. She lives in North Adams, with her husband Nate Wiessner who is the Technical Director for the MainStage at the ’62 Center for Theater and Dance in Williamstown, MA.