Berkshire Community College (BCC) announced that Michael Supranowicz and Michael Wynn have been appointed to the College's Board of Trustees.
"We are so pleased to have Michael Supranowicz and Chief Michael Wynn serving on the BCC board of trustees," said Dr. Paul E. Raverta, President. "Each represents important sectors here in our community - economic development and law enforcement - and brings with them a wide range of experience and perspective. The college is fortunate to have two appointees who are community-focused and well-respected serving on the board."
Supranowicz is the president and chief executive officer of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, the largest business-support organization in the region. In addition to his role with the Chamber, Supranowicz's affiliations include member of the Board of Directors for the Berkshire County Regional Employment Board and a community advisory committee member for The Colonial Theater.
Additionally, Supranowicz volunteers with several educational organizations serving as the steering committee co-chair for Berkshire Wireless Learning Initiative, which provided laptops for over 2,300 students and teachers in North Adams and Pittsfield middle schools, is currently an executive committee member and team leader for Berkshire Compact, a corporator with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and is a past board member of the Berkshire Academies program.
Wynn is the Chief of Police of the Pittsfield Police Department where he has served for sixteen years. Prior to joining the department, Wynn worked as a liaison between the police and the community as the first Director of the Westside Neighborhood Resource Center. Since joining the department, Wynn has served in a variety of assignments, including: Community Policing, Bicycle Patrol, Narcotics, Special Operations (SWAT), Training, Patrol Supervisor, Shift Commander and Bureau Commander. Wynn has been the Department's Chief Executive since December 2007.
In addition to his enforcement duties, Wynn has served as an instructor at the Western Massachusetts Police Academy teaching topics ranging from defensive tactics and firearms to cultural diversity and bias crimes. From 2003 to 2004, he served as a Leadership Fellow at the Drug Enforcement Administration's Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Wynn is currently an Adjunct Instructor at the Justice System Training and Research Institute located at Roger Williams University. Wynn is active on several local community boards and currently serves as a member of a local Cultural Competency Task Force. He is also the author of Rising Through the Ranks: Leadership Tools and Techniques for Law Enforcement.