Kathleen Rowell
Chief Executive Officer / Founder

Kathleen Rowell, Founder & CEO

Kathleen founded American Moving in 2009. In an industry dominated by multi-generational, male-led companies, American Moving stands out as the only 100% woman-owned, union commercial moving company in the state of Massachusetts. The woman behind the company is proud of this description, but even more proud of the company she has grown from a start-up to one of the most successful moving businesses in the region.

Growing up in “Southie” (South Boston, Mass) in affordable housing, Rowell learned at a young age that nothing would be handed to her and credits this life lesson as being the catalyst for her strong work ethic. Joining the workforce part-time while still in high school, Rowell helped contribute to her family’s income. Since being a caretaker came naturally, it only makes sense that she spent over 20 years working in the health care industry, with dreams of one day becoming a nurse. Those dreams were put on hold when she divorced, becoming a single parent raising and providing for 3 young children.

A self-described “hustler,” Kathleen switched gears and got into residential and commercial cleaning. She wanted her children to have more than she did growing up, all while instilling the values of hard work she learned early on. She always told her children, “You start something, you finish something. You don’t quit.”

This go-getter never envisioned being a business owner. After being exposed to the commercial moving industry during cleaning jobs, she realized there was an incredible opportunity available as a woman in a male dominated field of 2nd and 3rd generation movers. Never one to back down from a challenge, Kathleen dug in and learned. She has grown the business from the ground up into one of the most reputable commercial moving companies in the industry.

Although now CEO of a huge staff, Kathleen is still involved in all aspects of the operation. She is quick to tell you (in her thick Boston accent) that she has never forgotten where she came from because that’s where she learned about hard work. Her background, too, has also impressed upon her the importance of giving back to the community, so she has made this a priority in the company’s mission. Whether it be a monthly donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or her work as a board member of First Literacy, Inc. Kathleen finds true joy in giving back and is an avid supporter of various organizations including Juvenile Diabetes (JDRF), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Christmas in the City, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, and the Boys & Girls Club, among others.

Kathleen Rowell is a mover and a shaker. Her energy is contagious whether she is describing her vision for the company, the accomplishments of her children, or love for her 3 bulldogs. It’s hard to not want to get on board whatever train this dynamic entrepreneur is driving!

Our Team

Our team includes over 60 union movers and drivers and 10 full-time office staff.  Our diverse management team retains an extensive range of knowledge, experience, and expertise to support the relocation requirements of our clients.

Ron has been in the commercial moving industry for over 40 years. Serving as a mentor to all, his knowledge and experience is invaluable and Ron has been instrumental in the company’s growth.

Ron Thorne
General Manager

With over 25 years in the industry, David is a proud member of Teamsters Local 25.

David DeSisto
Operations

The office’s official Buffalo Bills fan, Sian loves breaking down walls in a male-dominated industry. Prior to working at American, she was in the paving/construction field for nearly 8 years and earned her associate degree in liberal studies. Sian finds sheer joy in doing a walkthrough once a project is completed and hearing from clients that their transition was a success. When she’s not providing clients with the best customer service possible, this thrill seeker enjoys traveling with her wife, hanging out with her Afghan hound and baking.

Sian Flynn
Senior Project Coordinator/Supervisor

Born and raised in New Orleans, Scott spent 22 years working in the oil industry on offshore rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and Aberdeen, Scotland. Not one to back down from a challenge, Scott enjoys working on various projects, such as coordinating commercial moves, and finds satisfaction in the process from start to finish. Although he’s lived in Pats Nation since 2017, this sports fan’s blood bleeds for the Saints and LSU. Geaux Tigers!

Scott Savoy
Warehouse Manager, Sales and Operations

After working in the hearing aid industry for 15 years, this mom of 3 and daughter of a Teamster, loves the challenge of stepping outside of her comfort zone and being part of a team that is more like family. Lauren finds motivation by working at a company that is 100% woman-owned, and finds the opportunity to connect with strong, successful women inspiring.

Lauren McClellan
Business and Marketing Manager

With over 25 years of accounting experience, Valerie takes pride in giving 100% every day to help provide an even more accurate accounting department. This proud grandmother of six loves the beach, finds camaraderie within the office, and inspiration from company leadership. One of her favorite quotes is, “Life isn’t a dress rehearsal, enjoy each moment.”

Valerie Clement
Accounting

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Pat Gallant
Supervisor

The office mascots, you can find these three friends sleeping at the feet of whoever will pet them. Dogs are always welcome at our offices!

Brutus, Bosco & Winston
Office Mascots
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