Members of the Business and Industry Association, New Hampshire's statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate, approved a new slate of officers and board members at the association's Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, held via Zoom.
Officers approved by the membership for one-year terms are: Chair Sheryl McQuade, regional president of TD Bank's Northern New England Region; Chair-elect Tom Jokerst, general manager of Anheuser-Busch's plant in Merrimack; Past Chair Andrew Curland, CEO & president of Vitex Extrusion; Treasurer Karl Heafield, principal, Baker Newman Noyes; Secretary Scott Ellison, partner, Cook Little Rosenblatt and Manson; and Jim Roche, president, Business and Industry Association.
The membership also approved three new members to BIA's Executive Committee: Heather Staples Lavoie, president & CEO, Geneia; Jim Dean, president, University of New Hampshire; and Curtis Simard, president & CEO, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.
The membership re-elected the following individuals to BIA's full board of directors:
Ginamarie Alvino, vice president & director of legal reform, The RiverStone Group
Dick Anagnost, president, Anagnost Investments
Kevin Boyarsky, president, N.H. Print & Mail Service
Kevin Callahan, president & CEO, Exeter Health Resources
Steve Camerino, president & CEO, N.H. Electric Cooperative
Mark Ciborowski, principal, Ciborowski Associates
Anne Lapointe, executive vice president, chief administrative officer, BankProv
Mark McCue, partner, Hinckley Allen
John Morison, chairman, Hitchiner Manufacturing
David Patterson, president & CEO, Cirtronics Corporation
Steve Poggi, director of disposal operations, New England/Upper New York Market Area, Waste Management
Joe Purington, president of electric operations, Eversource Energy
Tom Raffio, president & CEO, Northeast Delta Dental
James Reidy, shareholder, Sheehan Phinney
Charles Santich, president, Pilgrim Foods
Bobby Segal, CEO, Sanel NAPA Automotive Supply Associates, Inc.
Owen Smith, regional vice president, external affairs, AT&T Services Inc.
Richard Verney, chairman & CEO, Monadnock Paper Mills
Donna Morris, president, Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce
Timothy Sink, president, Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce.
"BIA boasts the strongest board of any group in New Hampshire," said BIA President Jim Roche. "I'm pleased BIA members voted to maintain this status through approval of these officers and directors - each of whom is a successful leader in his or her profession,"