Schaefer to retire from Research Bureau

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Roberta Schaefer, president and CEO of the Worcester Regional Research Bureau, is retiring at the end of the year after spending 28 years with organization. Schaeffer made the announcement at a monthly Executive Committee Wednesday, Sept. 11 with Board of Directors Chair Karen Duffy. Schaefer says she plans to spend more time with her family and pursue other interests, but says she will remained active in civic affairs.

The Executive Committee will conduct a nationwide search for Schaefer’s replacement.

Schaefer says there are no hidden reasons for her decision to retire. “I’ve got 28 years at the Bureau,” she says. “I’m in good health, I’ve got six grandchildren I want to spent more time with. We accomplished stuff in 28 years I feel good about out. It’s just time to [retire]. I have no particular plan in terms of future employment.”

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