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Tony Maroulis is the executive director of community and strategic initiatives on the Community Relations and University Events team. His work focuses on area community, municipal government, and economic development issues with Amherst, Hadley and surrounding communities. Maroulis also chairs Chancellor Reyes’s economic development task force which is charged with developing recommendations for an campus economic development strategy that increases internal and external coordination with partners in Western Massachusetts.

A New Jersey native, Tony started his career in arts administration in the mid-90s, working in various positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art before moving to Amherst, MA with his family in 2002. He had stints with the Emily Dickinson Museum, Museums10, and as co-founder and director of wünderarts, a commercial art gallery for contemporary and conceptual art in Amherst. From 2008-14, Tony was executive director of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, and, in 2010, was founding co-director of the Hampshire County Regional Tourism Council. Tony was a 2009 BusinessWest 40 Under Forty honoree and an alum of Leadership Pioneer Valley’s 2011-12 inaugural class and received the Helen Mitchell Community Service Award by Family Outreach of Amherst in 2020. He currently serves on the boards of the Amherst Business Improvement District, Amherst Cinema, the Friends of the UMass Fine Arts Center, and as board president of the Downtown Amherst Foundation as well as a LOT of committees. He and his wife Nora are proud parents of Sofia, a 2023 UMass grad, and Mickey, a film major at Syracuse University.


Live music, movies, museums, and ... golf.

Fun Fact

Author of a long out of print novel, St. Jimmy of Red Bank.