Heather Paliotta, Executive Director, Charlestown Chamber of Commerce

Leading Ladies 2024


“I love people and I love to talk with people,” says Heather Paliotta.

Born and raised in South County, Heather began her journey at the Charlestown Chamber of
in 2002.  Serving as the Executive Director, for the past sixteen years, and, as Director of the Charlestown Seafood Festival for twenty-two years, Heather’s accomplishments include growing the membership, recruiting volunteers, quadrupling the size the Chamber’s largest fundraiser – the Charlestown Seafood Festival - earning recognition as a “Top 10 New England” and “Top 100 North American” event.

Heather has numerous accolades including recognition of her time, effort and dedication to help plan the highly successful, and meaningful, Charlestown Memorial Day Parade (since 2014); her outstanding work successfully running and promoting the Charlestown Holiday Ramble (since 2018); and, many Citations and awards in the community in which she serves.    In 2022, Heather joined the SRIV in running the Applumpkin Festival, to grow this family friendly community event in Charlestown.

Married with four daughters, four grandkids and “mom” to dog Cooper, Heather is committed to connecting her community.

“We are strong advocates for our members, and strong ambassadors for preserving our coastal heritage,” says Heather, who adds proudly,  “Charlestown is a ‘Hidden Gem’.”


4945 Old Post Road, Charlestown