Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Announces Andrea Manning as the Administrative Partnerships Manager

Andrea Manning joined the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut as the Administrative Partnerships Manager on February 26, 2024. She comes to the Chamber from Mitchell College where she served as Administrative Coordinator for Academic Affairs. She also brings 5 years of experience in nonprofit management and arts administration from her role as Program Manager at the Art League of Long Island, and over a decade of experience in cultural production. 
Andrea plays a pivotal role in overseeing the Chamber’s strategic and administrative alliances. This position lends vital support to key legislative and economic growth projects. Collaborating directly with the Vice President and President/CEO, the Manager is instrumental in nurturing and enhancing these partnerships.
Some of the partnerships include The Eastern Regional Tourism District, and the Southeastern Connecticut World Affairs Council.  Andrea is also the liaison for the Chamber’s Legislative Affairs Committee, which includes monitoring of the bill tracking system and bills that support Chamber and member initiatives. 
“Andrea’s extensive background in administration in the non-profit sector, made her an appealing candidate for the role.  Since her start in February, she has utilized those skills and will continue to be a positive representative for the Chamber.  We look forward to seeing her thrive in this role.”, said Tony Sheridan, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern, CT. 
Outside of work, Andrea maintains an artistic practice, exhibiting her paintings and sculptures widely throughout the region. She lives in New London with her partner and two cats.  
About the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut:
The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut is a collaborative of business and community leaders dedicated to securing and enhancing the economic vitality of eastern Connecticut. The Chamber works to create value for its members and the region by providing forums for business networking, leadership and discussions of issues that affect the region; providing opportunities for members to showcase their products, services, and accomplishments; helping small businesses succeed through educational programs; and working to reduce the costs of doing business in Connecticut.  For more information, visit