Board of Directors and Staff
To see the official statute on the composition of the Falmouth EDIC Board, or to learn how to apply for a position on the Falmouth EDIC Board, please proceed to the bottom of this page.
Christopher Land is Chairman of the Falmouth Economic Development & Industrial Corporation. He is currently the General Counsel and Vice President for Legal Affairs, Secretary of the Corporation (and ex-officio Trustee) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
A 2002 graduate, order of the coif and cum laude of Tulane Law School, Christopher was a senior attorney with the firm Goodwin Procter of Boston where he represented clients in various industries, including pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, power and energy companies, and academic and research institutions, including WHOI. Before Goodwin Procter, he was in New York city at the firm DLA Piper litigation and representing clients in similar industries and at trial. He is also currently the chairman of the board of the Pocasset based EOM Offshore LLC.
A native of Newport Beach, CA, Christopher was raised "surfing and swimming in the ocean every day," he said, and developed an early passion for sailing, racing sail boats by age 10 and has raced in a number of offshore races including multiple Newport-Bermuda, the Fastnet, and the Mackinac.
SUSAN L. MORAN
Susan L. Moran is Vice Chairman of the Falmouth Board of Selectman, President of the Cape Cod Selectmen and Councilors Association, Assembly of Delegates Elect and a member of the Cape Cod Water Quality Collaborative. She is liaison to Falmouth committees including: Coastal Ponds, Waterways, Climate-Energy, Substance Abuse, Cable Advisory and Veterans. She is a business lawyer, a certified mediator and a real estate broker. As a member of the Massachusetts and United States Supreme Court bars, Susan has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies. She is a past Chair for the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee, past President of West Falmouth Village Association, and a former Vice President of the West Falmouth Library Board.
PAUL E. BURKE
Paul E. Burke is Treasurer of the Falmouth Economic Development & Industrial Corporation. Paul has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and currently holds the role of Investment Services Officer at Cape Cod 5. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts and coursework in French and European Business Studies from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Paul is a volunteer for My Brother’s Keeper in Easton and a past member of the Fundraising and Planning Committee for the Irish International Immigration Center in Boston. He also previously served as the director of the Scituate Girls Youth Lacrosse League and the coach of the Scituate Girls Soccer team. Paul has had an active role in volunteering in many Credit For Life Fairs on the Cape, which provides students an opportunity to learn about personal finances, specifically how to budget and live on their net income.
BROOKS P. BARTLETT Sr.
Brooks P. Bartlett Sr. has been a professional in the financial services industry for over forty years. After attending Burdett College, and serving in the United States Army, Brooks Sr. began his career as a financial professional in 1969 with New York Life. He is currently an Investment Advisor at Keeling Financial Strategies, Inc., which is located in Mashpee, MA. Brooks Sr. currently resides in Falmouth on Cape Cod with his wife, Anne, of 45 years.
Brooks is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC). The ChFC designation is granted by the Certification Committee of the Board of Trustees of The American College, a privilege that is contingent on adherence to strict ethical guidelines. Brooks Sr. is also a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), the premier credential in the life insurance profession. For more than eighty years consumers have trusted this mark, which is a designation also conferred by The American College. Both designations represent the highest standard of knowledge and trust.
Additionally, Brooks currently serves on Board of Directors of the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce. He is a long standing Member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, Boston Chapter, as well as, a Member of the Estate Planning Council of Cape Cod and Falmouth Economic Development and Industrial Corporation.
Michael Galasso is an affordable housing developer with over 25 years of experience in owning, developing, financing and managing affordable and work-force housing on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, and in New Bedford, Brockton and Southern California. His developments have won a number of architectural, historic restoration and urban planning awards. He currently works developing and redeveloping affordable housing in partnership with the nonprofit TRI and others.
Patti Haney has been an active, respected and long-standing supporter of the Falmouth housing community for over twenty-five years, with a particular interest on the lower income residents of Falmouth and affordable housing.
Patti spent many years on the Board of Directors of the Falmouth Housing Corporation during its initial early start up stage. She contributed to the completion of the very successful Gifford Street Housing and Community Garden development projects, as well as the Edgerton Drive Apartments and the 704 Main Street projects. Patti was also Co-Director of the Falmouth Service Center, overseeing its' growth in clients and donor base; retiring upon the completion of the construction of the current Falmouth Service Center building on Gifford Street. Additionally, Patti was an Affordable Housing Representative to the Falmouth Community Preservation Committee for 10 years, retiring in 2015, after assisting with many housing and historical preservation projects of buildings, parks and open spaces with a mission to expand housing opportunities while ensuring the town maintains the historic and natural values that attract its visitors.
Patti is currently the President of the Board of Directors of the Samaritans of Cape Cod & the Islands, and is an elected member of the Board of Commissioners for the Falmouth Housing Authority; a position she has retained for more than the past 20 years.
Board Member / Clerk
Christopher Simmler has 25+ years of experience in the planning, design, and construction of vertical and horizontal projects from $5M to $250M+ in value. Project types include higher education, healthcare, K-12 private and public schools, and private sector businesses. Chris is a high-caliber, proactive leader and an effective communicator with the ability to focus and prioritize work when involved in challenging and complex situations. His strong team building skills help him to create an integrated teaming environment. Career highlights include service as a Combat Decorated Captain USMC, Special Agent US Treasury (Secret Service), Civil Engineer, General Contractor, Owner’s Project Manager and Adjunct Professor at Wentworth Institute. He currently leads a Jacobs PMCM business practice. Chris is an active member of the Falmouth Senior Center Building Committee, the Falmouth Station Citizens Advisory Committee, and the primary contact for the Falmouth Station project as well as the development for the Falmouth Technology Park.
Board Composition and Application Process
MGL Chapter 121C (3): There shall be seven members of the board of directors of the corporation who shall be appointed by the municipality. At least one member shall be experienced in industrial development, one in financial matters, one in real estate matters, one in municipal government, at least one member representative of low income people who shall be chosen from a list of three submitted by the regional or local community action agency or, where there is no such agency, from a list of three submitted by the department of housing and community development.
To apply for a Board position on the Falmouth EDIC Board of Directors, contact Diane Davidson, Town of Falmouth, Office Manager from the Selectmen’s Office to be advised of when the next opening is expected and to learn about the formal application process. Ms. Davidson can be reached at 508-495-7320 or at DDavidson@FalmouthMass.US.
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