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NH Housing, Preservation Alliance announce board appointments … and more

Just weeks ahead of the Sept. 14 groundbreaking for White Mountains Community College’s Advanced Technology Building in Littleton, Caterpillar Inc. has donated $25,000 in support of the project. The donation comes through the college’s decades-long partnership with Milton CAT, a local heavy equipment machine and engine distributor that pledged $200,000 in March. Shown at the donation ceremony are, from left: Marc Pouliot, WMCC Diesel Heavy Equipment Technology program professor; Chris Robichaud, Milton CAT recruiter; and Chuck Lloyd, WMCC president. Construction is expected to be completed in May 2023.

GZA GeoEnvironmental senior principal Ken Johnston of Salem has been elected as a member of the Geoprofessional Business Association Council of Fellows. Johnston, who is Bedford-based GZA’s chief administrative officer, was on the GBA board of directors from 2015 to 2021 and was the organization’s president from 2020. To 2021.

Evelyn Whelton of Madison has been appointed to the NH Housing Finance Authorityboard of directors by Gov. She is senior vice president, retail lending sales manager at the Bank of New Hampshire. Whelton is a founder and board member of the Mount Washington Valley Housing Coalition and is past president of the Mortgage Bankers & Brokers Association.

Rob Werner of Concord has joined the board of directors of the NH Preservation Alliance. Werner is New Hampshire state director of the League of Conservation Voters and formerly served as national field director of Americans for Campaign Reform.

Merrimack County Savings Bank is helping the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire expand youth services to the region with the purchase of $50,000 in tax credits through the NH Community Development Finance Authority. The investment will go toward transformation of the Penacook Community Center into a 10,000-square-foot childcare and youth development facility.

Evernorth, a nonprofit that develops affordable housing in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, has named Eric Schmitt, a longtime employee, as its first chief operating officer. In addition, Sherrin Vail has been promoted to vice president of asset management and portfolio initiatives, and Josh McIntyre has joined the staff as vice president of capital management. He was most recently finance director for the city of Ellsworth, Maine.

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