UNH entrepreneur award goes to Paine



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Katie Delahaye Paine, founder of KDPaine & Partners LLC, has been chosen to receive the University of New Hampshire Whittemore School of Business and Economics’ 2006 Entrepreneurial Venture Creation Person of the Year award. The award is given to a New Hampshire resident with a demonstrated commitment to the state's business community, an appreciation for UNH and its resources, and a track record of creating entrepreneurial value by starting companies, supporting and promoting new ventures and mentoring individuals engaged in business start-ups. Paine will receive the award at the Whittemore School’s Holloway Competition luncheon on Wednesday, May 3. For 17 years, Paine has been providing marketers and communications professionals tools, data and information to help them make better business decisions. She has worked with some of the world’s largest companies, including Raytheon, Hewlett-Packard and Southwest Airlines. Most recently, she has focused on providing cost effective measurement programs for nonprofits, small businesses and government agencies. Prior to launching KDPaine & Partners in 2002, Paine was founder and president of The Delahaye Group, which she sold to Medialink in 1999. She formerly was the director of corporate communications for Lotus Development Corporation, and manager of merchandising for Hewlett-Packard Personal Computer Group. - NHBR STAFF

 

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