Mayor Ted Bettenecourt recently named Darryl Ann McCarthy as his new executive secretary. McCarthy, who assumed her new post Jan. 23, is a lifelong Peabody resident who spent 27 years as office manager and legal assistant for a small Boston law firm, and more recently the last six months as a legal assistant for a different Boston law firm.
McCarthy has long been active in the community. An elected library trustee for two six-year terms, she was also president of the Carroll School PTO and actively involved in the successful effort several years ago to build a new playground at the school.
McCarthy, who served as Ward 3 captain for Bettencourt in last fall’s mayor’s race, said she is “happy, honored and proud” to assume her new job. “It’s always been my dream to come work here, and I’ve realized that dream.”
McCarthy replaced Dianne Marchese, who is now working part time for the Healthy Peabody Collaborative, a program that promotes healthy lifestyles in the city, according to Mary Bellavance, who is continuing as administrative assistant to the mayor. The mayor’s immediate staff also includes Christopher Ryder, his chief of staff.