1Berkshire Announces New Director of Member Services

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. —1Berkshire has hired Christine Hoyt as its new director of Member Services.

In her role, Hoyt will manage all 1Berkshire events and the Berkshire Leadership Program as well as recruit and retain members. She also serves as an integral part of the organization's leadership team. She started working as a consultant for the organization this past summer and 1Berkshire was happy to bring her on board full time in November.

"Already familiar with our organization, Christine Hoyt has been able to make an immediate impact," said 1Berkshire's President & CEO Jonathan Butler. "We’re fortunate to be able to utilize her impressive combination of skills and relationships with the community. At 1Berkshire we value a passion for the region above all else, and Christine brings a great deal of that to an already strong team."

Prior to her employment with 1Berkshire, Hoyt worked in the office of Community Engagement, Education and Workforce Development at Berkshire Community College. She previously served as the director of Programs and Events for the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce and executive assistant to the President at MCLA. Hoyt is also the 2018 recipient of the Northern Berkshire United Way's Spirit of the Future Award and a 2017 Berkshire County 40 Under Forty honoree.

Originally from central New York, Hoyt and her husband moved to the Berkshires in 2005, where she became involved in her local community. She currently serves as a member of the Select Board in the town of Adams, where she resides. She is a 2008 graduate of the Berkshire Leadership Program, where she gained a deeper appreciation for the Berkshires and the economic development opportunities and challenges in the County.  

Hoyt earned a B.S. degree in corporate communication from Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y.


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