Staff

  • ACG Boston Staff
    Christy Dancause

    Christy Dancause

    Executive Director
    Staff Mailing Address
    1R Newbury St., Suite 406
    Peabody, MA 01960
    781-253-5203

    Christy joined ACG Boston in 2006 as the Events Manager, responsible for driving all programs and events for the chapter. She advanced into the Executive Director role in 2009 where she continues to oversee chapter operations and works closely with the Board of Directors in driving strategic direction for the Boston chapter.

    During her tenure, Christy has played a significant role in continually reinventing programs and services, most notably the redesign of the chapter’s sponsorship program, resulting in over $250,000 of annual sponsor revenue, and working with member volunteers to revamp ACG Boston’s largest flagship event, now DealFest Northeast. She also helped navigate ACG Boston through its most significant membership transition of moving to an approval model. In 2014, Christy was awarded the Association for Corporate Growth Chapter Executive of the Year President’s Award.

    Prior to ACG, Christy managed the programming for over 5,000 members at the Greater Boston Association of Realtors for 3 years, streamlining event production as offerings increased. She also worked at Emerson College where she advised students and parents on securing housing in Boston, and was responsible for building a community among over 2,000 students living off campus. In 2006, she received the Emerson Recognition and Achievement (ERA) Advisor of the Year Award.

    Christy is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, and is an active member of the New England Society of Association Executives, currently serving as the chair elect of their Board of Directors. She lives north of Boston with her husband and 2 children.

    Kate Hadden

    Kate Hadden

    Director of Marketing & Membership
    Staff Mailing Address
    1R Newbury St., Suite 406
    Peabody, MA 01960
    781-253-5201

    Kate joined ACG Boston in 2014 as Director of Marketing & Membership, having previously worked at ACG Boston from 2006-2008 as Marketing Manager.  She is responsible for driving awareness of ACG Boston among New England's middle market M&A community, for all marketing and communications for the chapter and events, and for membership initiatives and management.

    Prior to her second stint at ACG, Kate was Senior Manager of Marketing, Events at United Business Media (UBM) in San Francisco, where she marketed large-scale annual conferences and expos of over 20,000 attendees in UBM's tech division.  She also worked at IDG Enterprise as Event Marketing Manager, where she was responsible for marketing over 100 events annually.

    With over 10 years of experience, Kate’s expertise includes marketing strategy & campaign development, social media, online, email and direct marketing, brand management, PR, online content development and production, copywriting, web and graphic design.

    Kate received her MBA from the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School, and her BA from Duke University.

    Emily Silva

    Emily (Harris) Silva

    Events Manager
    Staff Mailing Address
    1R Newbury St., Suite 406
    Peabody, MA 01960
    781-253-5202