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David J. Alukonis

David J. Alukonis

David Alukonis served seven terms in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, where he chaired the Ways & Means Committee as well as the Tax Equity & Efficiency Commission. He sits on the National Assessment Governing Board which sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

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William H. Dunlap

William H. Dunlap

Emeritus

Bill Dunlap is the President of the New Hampshire Historical Society. Previously, he owned and operated several New Hampshire-based private companies. He is currently board chair of New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp.

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Sheila T. Francoeur

Sheila T. Francoeur

Emeritus

Sheila Francoeur served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives for ten years. During that time she served as Speaker Pro Tem, Majority Whip and Chair of the Commerce Committee. Her focus has been in the area of insurance, especially health insurance, banking and securities.

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John Garvey

John Garvey

John Garvey is a professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Prior to joining the faculty full time he worked with Sulloway & Hollis, a prominent private firm in Concord. During his 24 years at the firm, he devoted his time to a wide range of litigated matters and eventually became the chair of the litigation department; his practice focused primarily on commercial litigation, plaintiff’s personal injury, class actions and medical malpractice defense.

 

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Katherine Hanna

Katherine Hanna

Kate Hanna is a healthcare attorney and shareholder with the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green in Manchester. She has previously served in the N.H. House of Representatives, the N.H. Constitutional Convention, and as Legal Counsel to Governor John Lynch.

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John Herney

John Herney

Jack Herney has served in a variety of positions at Phillips Exeter Academy, as history instructor, chair of the department, Director of Admissions and Dean of Faculty. He served for ten years on the board of the New Hampshire Humanities Council, his last two years as chair. 

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Eric Herr

Eric Herr

Board Chair

Eric Herr, of Hill, retired in 1999 as president and chief operating officer of Autodesk, Inc., the 5th largest PC software company in the world. He has chaired the New Hampshire Judicial Council, the Judicial Branch Innovation Commission, and the Governor’s Commission on Innovation, Efficiency, and Transparency.

He holds a B.A. in Economics from Kenyon College and an M.A. in Economics from Indiana University. 

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David Hess

David Hess

Attorney Dave Hess served 25 years in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, including terms as Majority Leader, Deputy and Assistant Majority Leader, Republican Leader, Deputy Republican Leader and the Chair and Vice Chair of five committees.

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Donnalee Lozeau

Donnalee Lozeau

Donnalee Lozeau currently serves as Executive Director of Southern New Hampshire Services, a Community Action Program serving all of Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties. 

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Dianne Mercier

Dianne Mercier

Vice Chair

Dianne Mercier has served as People’s United Bank President for New Hampshire since 2009. Dianne’s banking career began in New Hampshire in 1985, and she has held various positions in both regional and commercial banking. Dianne has been active with numerous civic and charitable groups in New Hampshire, including the New England Council, Manchester Chamber of Commerce, RiverWoods at Exeter, the Eliot Health System and Rivier University. 

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Catherine A.  Provencher

Catherine A. Provencher

Treasurer

Catherine Provencher serves as Vice Chancellor for Financial Affairs and Treasurer for the University System of New Hampshire. Prior to joining the University System in March 2014, she enjoyed a successful 27-year career in New Hampshire state service, most recently as State Treasurer.

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James Putnam

James Putnam

Jim Putnam, of Keene, helped run his family’s business, MARKEM Corporation, between 1974 and his retirement in 2006. He has been very active in numerous other business and public service organizations, including Monadnock United Way, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and Cheshire Medical Center.

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Todd I. Selig

Todd I. Selig

Todd I. Selig has been the Administrator for the Town of Durham since 2001.  He has served in a variety of positions within both the municipal and school sectors including positions in Raymond, Laconia, New Boston and Hopkinton.  He was named as one of New Hampshire’s “40 Under Forty” by The Union Leader in 2005.  

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Donna Sytek

Donna Sytek

Emeritus

Donna Sytek is a veteran of New Hampshire politics, having served as speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives and chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party. Since her retirement in 2000, she has taken leadership roles in a number of nonprofit organizations, and has served as honorary chair of several gubernatorial, presidential, and U.S. Senate campaigns.

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Brian F. Walsh

Brian F. Walsh

Emeritus

Brian Walsh is the former Chairman of the Board of Selectmen in Hanover, NH, and the founder and original CEO of three technology start-ups. Currently, Brian is a Trustee of Riverwoods at Exeter.

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Michael Whitney

Michael Whitney

Secretary

Michael Whitney retired as New Hampshire President at Bank of America in 2007, after 30 years in the financial services industry. He is principal at The Daymark Group LLC, a business consulting firm, and sits on the board of directors of several organizations, including Eastern Bank and several private companies. He is currently enjoying retirement and travel.

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