Chris Sicuranza Joins NECC President’s Office
A familiar face in local government is now a key part of the President’s Office at Northern Essex Community College. Chris Sicuranza joined NECC in December as the new Chief of Staff. Former Chief of Staff Cheryl Goodwin is now the college’s Director of Operations. Goodwin plans to retire in January of 2025 after 15 years with the college and will spend the next year working closely with Sicuranza.
“I’m honored to join the NECC team while helping support a fantastic leader in President Lane Glenn,” said Sicuranza. “Across my professional and personal career, I have developed terrific connections, relationships and memories across the Merrimack Valley, allowing me to hit the ground running to support the innovative and exciting work happening across our campuses.”
Most recently, Sicuranza worked as the Chief of Staff for the Acting Salem Mayor Bob McCarthy, and prior to that, as Chief of Staff for Haverhill Mayor Jim Fiorentini and Chief Administrative Officer to former Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken. He also worked within the Massachusetts Comptroller Office working on a business transformation program (BEST). Prior to his work within public administration, he helped co-found Go Out Loud, an organization that focuses on LGBT support through targeted events celebrating modern equality.
“Northern Essex is thrilled to welcome Chris to our team,” said President Lane Glenn. “Thanks to his strong government affairs and public administration background, Chris has already been a wonderful and friendly asset to the President’s team.”
Here at NECC, Sicuranza will play a pivotal role in providing leadership and operational oversight to the Office of the President, contributing to the achievement of NECC’s mission and goals. Additionally, Sicuranza will help with internal and external relations, communications strategies, and community outreach and oversee activities related to the President’s Office.
Sicuranza holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations/Communications from Salem State University and a Master Equivalent Certificate in Public Administration from Suffolk University. Chris lives in Gloucester with his husband and is currently renovating a historic home.