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Q&A with Eastern Bank NH Regional President Joe Reilly

After 40 years in the banking business, longtime New Hampshire banker Joe Reilly will be retiring from the industry at the end of December.
December 7, 2017

Q&A with UNH School of Law Dean Megan Carpenter

‘The law school should be woven into the fabric of the community, not a separate entity that’s just placed here,’ says Megan Carpenter, dean at UNH School of Law.
November 23, 2017

Q&A with State Sen. David Watters

State Sen. David Watters, D-Dover: ‘I have found in New Hampshire that businesses and industries and their lobbyists in Concord want to find ways to work together.’
November 10, 2017

Q&A with New England College President Michele Perkins

‘My advice has always been, “study what you love,” because if you love it you’ll be happy, you’ll be good at it and you’ll find your way,’ says Michele Perkins, president of New England College since 2007.
October 26, 2017

Q&A with State Librarian Michael York

‘Librarians see the potential libraries have to change things, but the political world moves very slowly, and it’s affected by so many things,’ says Michael York, New Hampshire’s state librarian.
October 13, 2017

Q&A with BEA Commissioner Taylor Caswell

‘Small government helps find solutions, and we really need to get back to that approach,’ says Taylor Caswell, commissioner of the recently created Department of Business and Economic Affairs.
September 29, 2017

Q&A with Goodwin Community Health CEO Janet Laatsch

Janet Laatsch, CEO of Goodwin Community Health in Somersworth is helping to oversee the merger of her organization with Portsmouth-based Families First Health & Support Center.
September 15, 2017

Q&A with foreign policy expert and author Elmira Bayrasli

‘Opportunity is not abundant around the world, but talent is something we all have,’ says Elmira Bayrasli, author of ‘From The Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs.’
September 1, 2017

Q&A with Northern Forest Center President Rob Riley

‘The New Hampshire North Country is part of a broader four-state region that is complicated and dynamic,’ says Rob Riley, president of the Concord-based Northern Forest Center, which focuses on economic development in the northern forest areas of New York, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire.
August 18, 2017

Q&A with nonprofit leader and activist Robert Egger

Nonprofits ‘are major job creators, and they need to tell people about that. We’re an essential part of the economic ecosystem,’ says Robert Egger, founder of DC Central Kitchen and L.A. Kitchen.
August 4, 2017

Q&A with Administrative Services Commissioner Charlie Arlinghaus

‘I’m someone who’s interested in policy and operations of state government, someone who analyzes policies of state government and wants to make them better,’ says Charlie Arlinghaus, newly appointed as commissioner of the NH Department of Administrative Services.
July 21, 2017

Q&A with Dartmouth President Emeritus James Wright

‘I don’t like to hear talk of putting “boots on the ground.” We’re not sending in shoe leather, we’re sending in sons and daughters,’ says James Wright, former president of Dartmouth College and author of the book, ‘Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation And Its War.’
July 6, 2017

Q&A with Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley

‘I do believe that you can protect the environment while you have reasonable economic growth,’ says Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley.
June 23, 2017

Q&A with local food impresario Keith Sarasin

‘Part of the paramount experience of a farmers dinner is getting to meet your farmer,’ says Keith Sarasin, whose The Farmers dinner has community dinners using all locally sourced products.
June 9, 2017

Q&A with Office of Energy and Planning Director Myles Matteson

Governor Sununu picked Myles Matteson to head the state Office of Energy and Planning, with the goal of restructuring it as the Office of Strategic Initiative, a kind of government think tank.
May 24, 2017
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