Shawsheen Tech Teacher Joe Williams Named ‘Local Hero,’ Recognized For Leadership, Achievement & Volunteerism

BURLINGTON, MA — Chopps American Bar and Grill at the Boston Marriott Burlington has announced the 5th Annual Chopps Champions who have been selected through a community-wide campaign to recognize local heroes who live or work in north suburban towns.

Chopps Champions were honored in six categories: Business, Community, Education, First Responder/Military, Healthcare, and Technology. All Champions have demonstrated excellence in their field through leadership, achievement, and volunteerism.

Each honoree was given the opportunity to choose a charity to which the hotel donated $1,000 in their name.

Sonia Rollins
Sales Manager / Realtor – EXIT Premier Real Estate
Charity: Brigo Integrated Theatre

Korey Barkley
Executive Director – Womenade, Inc.
Charity: Womenade, Inc.

Joe Williams
Culinary Arts Instructor – Shawsheen Technical High School
Charity: Wounded Warriors

Bobby Colliton
President / Founder – Skate for the 22 Foundation
Charity: Skate for the 22 Foundation

Sandi Mackey
Trauma Program Manager – Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Charity: Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts

Steven Rotman
Chief People Officer – Ipswitch
Charity: Wonderfund

“We are overjoyed by the response to our 5th Annual Chopps Champions Campaign,” said Philip Bond, General Manager of Boston Marriott Burlington. “Six local heroes have been honored among 28 nominees, each of whom has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the community. We, including all of our associates at the hotel, are proud to serve the community and make a $1,000 donation to the local charities chosen by these champions.”

About Chopps American Bar and Grill

Chopps American Bar and Grill is a modern Chophouse serving inspired American cooking including a variety of succulent cuts of all natural beef, fresh local seafood, and regional dishes. Both emulating and redefining the traditional Chophouse, Chopps’ warm and unpretentious setting offers comfort and style. A prominently featured open kitchen gives guests a glimpse behind the scenes, as they enjoy a dining experience filled with great food, drinks, and smart casual service.

Chopps lunch and dinner menus are designed to appeal to local residents, neighboring businesses, and hotel guest alike who will come for the delicious food, live entertainment, and bustling bar scene. For reservations call 781-221-6643 or visit

Boston Marriott Burlington

The Boston Marriott Burlington provides the ideal location for a business or leisure trip to the Greater Boston area. The ENERGY STAR® rated green hotel is just 17 miles from Boston and offers easy access to Lexington and Concord as well as local attractions and institutions such as the Burlington Mall, Hanscom Air Force Base, and Lahey Clinic. Boston Marriott Burlington offers 414 modern guest rooms, 4 suites, Chopps Bar, 14,570 sq ft of newly renovated state-of-the art meeting and event venues, a 9,000 sq ft Celebrate Ballroom and dining at Chopps American Bar and Grill. Hotel features and amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, complimentary WI-FI, and shuttle service to local destinations. Boston Marriott Burlington is located at One Burlington Mall Road in Burlington, MA. For more information, please call 781-229-6565 or visit

Pyramid Hotel Group

Pyramid Hotel Group is a privately held, Boston-based hotel company with over 100 hotels and resorts under hotel management and asset management.  Pyramid Hotel Group, ranked among the largest U.S. hotel management company by independent sources, provides hotel management, asset management, and project management services to a broad array of hotel assets. Pyramid Hotel Group is a franchisee of all major hotel brand companies and an operator of independent four- and five-star hotels and resorts. Additional information is available at

CHOPPS Winners
This year’s winners (L to R): Steven Rotman, Technology Winner; Sandi Mackey, Healthcare Winner; Bobby Colliton, First Responder/Military Winner; Chef Stefano Zimei, Executive Chef at Chopps American Bar and Grill, Korey Barkley, Community Winner; Joe Williams, Education Winner; Sonia Rollins, Business Winner.

(NOTE: The above press release is from Chopps.)

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