The Worcester Regional Chamber is pleased to announce three new members have been appointed to their board of directors. Harris E. Berenson of The Hanover Insurance Group, Louis Brady of Family Health Center of Worcester, and Robert J. Morton of bankHometown were voted onto the board at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting in December of 2020. The board now consists of 48 leaders in the greater Worcester business community who work in alignment with the Chamber’s “Recruit, Retain, and Incubate” mission and strategy.


Harris Berenson, vice president and counsel in the Office of the General Counsel, The Hanover Insurance Group


Harris E. Berenson is vice president and counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of The Hanover Insurance Group – a company he’s been with since 2012.

At The Hanover, Mr. Berenson provides legal support to a number of the Personal and Commercial Lines of insurance business units. In addition, he provides primary legal, regulatory, and government affairs support to the East Zone including the respective leadership teams.

Moreover, Mr. Berenson is a certified mediator and serves in that capacity in a county court in Massachusetts pro-bono. He received undergraduate degrees from Boston University in both economics and statistics; he also received his Juris Doctorate degree (cum laude) from New England School of Law.


Louis Brady, president and CEO, Family Health Center of Worcester


Louis Brady is the president and CEO of Family Health Center of Worcester, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving the inner-city communities of Worcester.

Mr. Brady’s familiarity with health centers doesn’t stop there. As a child of West Indian immigrants, he himself received pediatric care at a Community Health Center and saw firsthand how FQHCs could be places of inclusion and healing. He’s carried this experience with him through his two-plus decades in the health care landscape.

Mr. Brady holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and a Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University.


Robert Morton, president and CEO, bankHometown


Robert J. Morton has been in banking for more than three decades, and in 2019, he was named president and CEO of bankHometown. Mr. Morton is no stranger to Worcester. In fact, his banking career began at Shawmut Worcester County National Bank.

Outside of work, he remains actve in the region as well, serving as a board member of Worcester Business Development Corporation, Worcester Regional Research Bureau, and Worcester State University Foundation. He’s also a member of both the Swing for Wishes Golf Committee, benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation; and the Worcester Economic Club.

During the coronavirus pandemic, it was Mr. Morton who came up with the idea to support the Chamber’s efforts through a $25,000 bankHometown challenge grant so that Chamber services for the struggling business community could continue uninterrupted by the pandemic.

Mr. Morton holds a bachelor’s degree from Worcester State University, a Master of Business Administration from Clark University, and a certificate of advanced graduate study from Babson College.