Noelle Pina of Mashpee has joined the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce as Chief of Staff, Cape Cod Chamber CEO Paul Niedzwiecki announced this week.
She takes over for outgoing Chief of Staff Chris Adams, who has held that position for 12 years. Adams will continue as a consultant with the chamber, focusing on the Expedition Blue project and working with the Blue Economy Foundation Board of Directors.
“Noelle brings a great deal of local knowledge and expertise to the position,” said Niedzwiecki. “For years, I’ve admired Noelle’s intellect, diligence and determination. She is a natural leader and a great fit for our team.”
Pina is a 14th generation Bahamian who moved to Cape Cod from Nassau in 2010, where she began her career at the One Southcoast Chamber of Commerce. Working with local legislators on policy issues sparked her interest in advocacy and prompted her to start the Southcoast Young Professionals Network and CHOICES, a high school dropout prevention program.
She moved to the Orleans Chamber of Commerce in 2013 as Executive Director. Her major accomplishments include restructuring operations and the dues model, publishing the award-winning Truly Orleans lifestyle magazine, managing 35-plus events annually, connecting local owners to state-wide advocacy groups and regional legislators, and navigating the Chamber through the COVID-19 pandemic. While in Orleans, she completed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce prestigious Institute for Organization Management program and the Tufts University Institute for Nonprofit Practice.
Most recently, Pina was the Marketing and Business Development Manager for Friends’ Marketplace, a community market based in Orleans. She currently serves on the Mashpee Affordable Housing Committee and on the board of the Homeless Prevention Council.