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Maryanne Ham

Executive Director

As Executive Director of the Northeast Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (NAMC), Maryanne Nadeau Ham distinguished herself in many challenging roles – educator, administrator, and executive. One word summarizes those roles – leader. Throughout her multi-faceted career, Maryanne has proudly been at the forefront of orchestrating progress.

One of Maryanne’s signature achievements was the establishment of Massachusetts Girls in Trades, an organization that actively empowers high school women, alumni, and middle school girls seeking careers in construction. She has opened doors for girls and women so they could find their place in traditionally male-dominated trades and worked shoulder-to-shoulder with faculty and students in the exciting realm of career and technical education. As MA GIT’s co-founder and chair, Maryanne has forged pathways for ambitious, talented young women to live their dream of belonging to the next generation of union construction professionals.

Since October 2021, Maryanne has had one of the most impactful and challenging positions of her career – Executive Director of the Northeast Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (NAMC). In that capacity, she has again shown her talent for bringing disparate organizations and professionals together for a worthwhile purpose. NAMC thrives on enthusiastic participation from academia, industry, government, the community, employers, training providers, and the workforce development sector. With cooperation and resources from each of these partners, the unemployed, the underemployed, and career-changers now have access to fruitful careers in manufacturing. Maryanne has been an indispensable driving force behind their success.


Kate O'Malley

AMTEP Program Manager


Tedi Markham

NAMC Apprenticeship Coordinator

Chuck Coakley

Chuck Coakley

Apprenticeship Growth & Expansion Coordinator

As the Apprenticeship Growth and Expansion Coordinator for the Northeast Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (NAMC), Chuck Coakley’s career has been marked by his stunning professional versatility and heartfelt commitment to people’s success in telecommunications and manufacturing.

Chuck assists employers in enrolling their incumbent workers into registered apprenticeship training programs. He has excelled at customer service, project management, employee training, and teaching project management at the Carroll School at Boston College.

In each role he has held, he has distinguished himself by facilitating the growth of employees, employers, and their companies. By doing so, Chuck has truly left an indelible mark on both industries in which he worked.

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John Neil

Apprenticeship Growth & Expansion Coordinator

Working in the manufacturing industry in management and safety, John R. Neil has assisted organizations in moving forward with their mission while enhancing safety, training, and productivity. It is due to people like him, whose drive and vision have been evident in so many ways, that manufacturing is alive and very well in Massachusetts and the Northeast.

From John’s time at Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP) as a Project Manager to Manufacturing Manager at Checkerboard LTD to his role as a Safety Trainer, John has shown immense integrity and commitment to the industry and the professionals who populate it.

He is now the Apprenticeship Growth and Expansion Coordinator for MassHire Metro North and the Northeast Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (NAMC). In that capacity, John liaises with MassHire staff, manufacturing employers, community colleges, vocational schools, and other training partners to enhance the visibility and value of NAMC’s registered apprenticeship program.