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Directors

David Walsh

Current Chamber President David Walsh is a Qualified Financial Advisor with over 25 years experience in the Financial Services Industry and runs his own Independent Financial Advisory Business nationwide, having previously worked with Canada Life, Field Financial, Holden & McEvilly Ltd and ACE Life & Pensions. David is a Director of Complete Financial Planning Ltd. t/a Better Finances. David’s philosophy in building long term relationships with clients is ‘going the extra mile’ and delivering quality service. He believes this is much easier to achieve working as an independent financial adviser with a ‘close knit’ team.

David is a Director of the Dungarvan Community Employment Scheme and is Chairman of the Glenbeg School Boar of Management.  David continuously works on behalf of the Dungarvan & West Waterford community and has a big picture view when leading Chamber activities.  David is a keen supporter of hurling, soccer and other sports and is currently Secretary of Dungarvan Utd and has been Chairman previously for a number of years.

Oren Little

Oren is the Vice President for the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber. Oren’s day job is Director and Studio Manager with TOTEM, a strategic branding agency based in Dungarvan and Cork. TOTEM work with national clients such as Cork Airport, Focus Ireland, Trocaire, Failte Ireland, EirGen Pharma, Shorla Pharma, Waterford Greenway, Limerick Greenways, Cork Chamber, Eurofins, Waterford city and County Council and Cliff Hotel Group. Oren has a wide-ranging understanding of all media platforms and has worked in Arts PR for national and international touring productions, and as marketing consultant to festivals and production companies. Aware of how fortunate she is to be living and working in such a great place; Oren is heavily involved with the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber applying her skills by way of contribution to her community.

Stephen Walsh

Stephen Walsh has 15 years experience within the construction industry. He is the Managing Director of AerHaus Ventilation, providing a host of mechanical ventilation solutions to trade and retail markets. With over 3,000 installations completed to date Stephen brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to every project.

Representing a dozen manufacturing partners from seven different countries, he is no stranger to international trade. Indoor air quality is at the centre of everything he does and he frequently visits international industry fairs, sourcing the latest and most advanced residential ventilation technology for the Irish market.

Stephen is target driven, customer focused with a keen eye for quality and value.
Stephen has also held the position of Chairman of the Residential Ventilation Association of Ireland ( RVAI), a national organisation which promotes awareness and proper deployment of ventilation technology within the Irish new-build and retrofit market.
He is married to Karen and they have three children. He regularly reminds them that every day is a school day and lives by the same ethos himself.

Stephen is keen to build relationships Nationally & Internationally that will benefit the economy and environment in which we live.

Ann Marie Rossiter

A past president of Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber and 18 years a Chamber member, AnnMarie is the owner of family run business Capitol Cleaners on O’Connell St, Dungarvan, operating since 1958. AnnMarie was Chairperson of Dungarvan Tidy Towns for many years, including when it was awarded a Silver Medal in the 2018 Entente Florale European Competition. She is currently Chairperson of St Marys Primary School Dungarvan, Director of the CMT (Chamber, Museum & Tourist Office ) Community Employment Scheme. AnnMarie is also a trustee of The Irish Pilgrimage Trust which brings young people with special needs to Lourdes each Easter.

It has been great to observe the advancement of Dungarvan as a tourism destination and the progression of the area which was driven or assisted by the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber.

Diarmuid Ryan

Diarmuid Ryan, DPR Associates is an Independent Hogan Associate for Leadership and Talent Consulting.

Diarmuid brings decades of experience to global human resources, and is recognized in multiple continents for developing leading edge talent management practices including competency frameworks, performance/potential matrixes, personal growth plans, executive coaching and leadership development programs. In particular, Diarmuid is known for his ability to resource, identify and develop high potential employees, and serve as a trusted and influential coach to CEOs and colleagues. Throughout his career, Diarmuid has remained passionate about learning and development of people. As a result, his Talent Management and Executive Coaching experience is extensive.

Diarmuid holds an MA in Manpower Development and a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from the University of Westminster, London, and a business degree from the University of Toledo in Ohio. He also holds a certificate in Leadership Coaching and is certified in the Hogan Assessments and the KF Lominger ‘Suite’ including 360 VOICES, FIRO-B, CPI, Bar-in-EQ, Strong, 16PF, TKI, and MBTI. Assessments.

Diarmuid is delighted to be part of the Board of the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber as he loves being involved in development and realises the potential of West Waterford.

Eugene Tobin

Eugene has experience of more than fifteen years in the cinema industry. It started out as a manual process and moved to a new digital era, where SGC Dungarvan were first to use an abundance of new technologies to bring new innovations in cinema to Dungarvan and from there to all cinemas in Ireland.

Eugene has a BSc Hons Cam and a Diploma in Digital Marketing, manages teams in 4 locations in Ireland and is also a Director of the CMT (Chamber, Museum & Tourist Office) Community Employment Scheme. Eugene also enjoys being part of a steering group for the promotional initiative for the Irish Language in the area promoting Dungarvan as a service town for the local Gaeltacht. Eugene also has a keen interest in Tourism and is active selling Dungarvan & West Waterford as a tourism destination.

Vincent Pettit

Vincent is co-founder of Jitterbeans and 360 Cookhouse, two award-winning eateries in the heart of Dungarvan.  With extensive experience in hospitality and catering, in both Ireland and abroad, Vincent has opened and operated a variety of hospitality businesses in conjunction with his brother and business partner, Michael, for over 30 years.  He has been a director of Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber for over 15 years and has twice represented business interests in West Waterford in the position of Vice President of the Chamber.  Vincent is married to Evelyn and has 4 children.

Vincent is a former member of the Town centre Management Group and has a genuine interest in assisting Dungarvan and the surrounding area grow as best it can. Vincent is strong on the message to shop local and is very active in the Chamber Shopping Voucher Scheme which has grown exceptionally year on year since its inception in 2007.

David Connors

Whilst the story of Dungarvan Paints & D.I.Y. only began in 2012 David’s interest in the construction industry stemmed from a very young age.
Having benefited a vast knowledge from the family business he then moved on to further his training in the hardware industry.

Over the 25 years his interest in Logistics, Customer Service and Problem Solving grew further which inspired him to open his own business.
The experiences he has gathered led him to become a Director at Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber where he offers assistance , especially to start- ups, having built his own business from the ground up, he is always on hand to offer support.

An active committee member of Dungarvan Tidy Towns, the environment and our association is very important to David. Shop local is a culture that is also very important to David and something which he is very passionate about and can explore and promote through his involvement with the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber.

Regina Mangan

Regina Mangan is the founder and Managing Director of leading independent property sales and letting agency Liberty Blue Estate Agents.

In 1997 Regina established Waterford’s first Property Letting and Management Company Bookaroom. The business has seen exponential growth in its 24 years of operation and made it through the country’s worst recession. The company expanded into property sales in 2015 and rebranded from Bookaroom to Liberty Blue Estate Agents.

Regina’s strategy for business success focuses on the development of the people in her team. Processes are used to efficiently deliver the best customer experiences. Innovative and creative marketing and promotion has driven Liberty Blue’s brand and positioned the company as a thought leader.

Regina is a licienced European Property Valuer (TEGoVA) auctioneer and member of The Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers. (IPAV)

Regina is a certified trainer and is passionate about mentoring. Over the last three years has been delivering sessions for the Waterford Chamber Leadership programme on strategic thinking. Regina delivered start your own business courses for the LEO in Waterford for two years on a consultancy basis.

Over the years Regina has held voluntary roles such as Ambassador for Waterford City appointed by the Mayor of Waterford, five year board member of the LEO grant evaluation committee, South East Simon, and currently is a Director of Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber of Commerce. She has been a judge for the Young Entrepreneurs awards, Waterford and Wexford.

A proponent of Corporate Social Responsibility, Regina is involved in important community initiatives in Waterford including Waterford Rotary, fundraising efforts for Pieta House, Saint Vincent de Paul and GOAL. She promotes Waterford County as a great place to live at every opportunity.

Liberty Blue Estate Agents was the winner of the Regional Excellence Award at the National Property Excellence Awards in 2019 held in the Convention Centre, Dublin. This prestigious award acknowledged Liberty Blue as an innovator in Real Estate and excellence in technology and business performance.

Other awards include Waterford Chamber best small business in 2018, best in social contribution award, LEO South East women in business award runner up, marketing institute best brand of the year.

Regina has grown the business through a culture of continuous innovation. Liberty Blue brand values are – Do the right thing, take pride in what they do, innovate continuously.
Liberty Blue’s mission – “We always strive to be the best we can be. We are committed to our staff, customers and the community”.

Living in An, Rinn, Regina says she is proud to be a Director of the Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber. “I believe that our Chamber is one of the best in the Country and I love being part of such a vibrant community. I feel privileged and blessed to live and work in Ireland’s most livable County.” #upthedeise