Cummings Properties appoints new Executive Committee member

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Joyce Vyriotes

WOBURN, MA – Joyce Vyriotes has been appointed to the Executive Committee of Woburn-based Cummings Properties. The 10-member group is the senior leadership team of the 350-person commercial real estate firm.

Now director of communications and marketing, Vyriotes joined Cummings in 2010 as marketing manager. Over the years, she assumed greater responsibility, eventually establishing, growing, and leading a Communications Department that serves the internal and external communications needs of Cummings Properties and Cummings Foundation.

In addition, as pro bono deputy director of Cummings Foundation, Vyriotes oversees the administration of its grant programs, which serve more than 400 local nonprofits annually. The Foundation recently announced $25 million in awards.

“Such appointments are rare at Cummings, underscoring Joyce’s strong capabilities and impactful contributions, which she has produced through her skillfulness, expertise, leadership, and character,” said Chairman and CEO Dennis Clarke.

Vyriotes began her career doing sales and marketing for Boston Duck Tours during the popular tour company’s early years. She then spent a decade in Arizona working in the nonprofit sector. A 1996 graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Vyriotes went on to earn a Master of Integrated Marketing Communications degree from West Virginia University.

“I’ve been so enriched by my experience at this dynamic and unusually philanthropic company,” said Vyriotes. “It’s an honor to now serve on the Executive Committee.”

Vyriotes grew up in Melrose and has lived in Reading since 2010. She is an active member of the local running club Mystic Runners and frequently participates in area running races and triathlons.

Since its founding in 1970, Cummings Properties has frequently promoted from within. Among its 350 employees, the average tenure is 10 years. The firm has in-house expertise in a variety of disciplines, including all of the construction trades, plus architecture, engineering, sales, graphic design, accounting, and legal.