Q&A

Q&A with SBA District Director Greta Johansson

If anybody can help New Hampshire's small businesses grow and flourish, it's Greta Johansson. Named the New Hampshire district director for the U.S. Small Business Administration a year ago -- succeeding longtime director Witmer Jones -- the former Connecticut resident…

Q&A with FairPoint President Patrick McHugh

Patrick C. McHugh, who represented FairPoint Communications as an attorney at Devine Millimet & Branch, became its New Hampshire president in November 2011, replacing Teresa Rosenberger, another former Devine attorney who returned to the firm. NHBR caught up with him…

Q&A with former Unitil executive George Gantz

George Gantz stepped down April 1 as senior vice president for Unitil Corp., the Hampton-based electric and gas utility he worked for since 1983. NHBR caught up with him at the end of March. Q. Where were you during the…

Q&A with Public education advocate Bill Duncan

Bill Duncan didn't plan on becoming a citizen activist. The former software entrepreneur and U.S. Naval Academy graduate had looked forward to spending a lot of retirement time on a few pursuits, including more time practicing his fiddle playing. Duncan,…

Q&A with Former state securities chief Mark Connolly

Mark Connolly, former director of the New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation, resigned in January 2011, saying that aspects of the multimillion-dollar Financial Resources Mortgage Ponzi scheme scandal were covered up. He has since gone on to write "Cover-Up: One…

Q&A with N.H. AFL-CIO President Mark MacKenzie

The agenda of the leadership of the New Hampshire Legislature has been called pro-business. But critics, such as New Hampshire AFL-CIO President Mark MacKenzie, view much of that agenda as anti-worker. MacKenzie recently discussed his concerns and his own organization's…

Q&A with Community college chancellor Ross Gittell

For the past two decades, University of New Hampshire economist Ross Gittell has been on a research quest to understand and decipher the diverse New Hampshire economy. But on Feb. 1, Gittell makes a dramatic career change from scholar and…