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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.