R.M. Davis Signs on as Event Sponsor


PORTSMOUTH, N.H. May 20, 2013, – Leadership Seacoast, a non-profit organization that positively impacts Seacoast communities through the development of knowledgeable leaders, will be commemorating the 2013 program year with a special graduation reception to be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 5:00-7:00pm at the Wentworth by the Sea Country Club.

A non profit organization, Leadership Seacoast provides an environment for class members to learn through the exploration of community issues and personal involvement opportunities. The program provides the chance for the class to create connections, discover the issues, and inspire action. “We are so proud of each of the 35 graduates of the program and look forward to celebrating their achievement with family, friends and supporters,”   said Jennifer Wheeler, executive director of Leadership Seacoast.

Founded in 1988 by a group of concerned citizens, Leadership Seacoast is now entering its 25th year thanks to the support of area businesses and community leaders. In addition to its nearly 800 active alumni, Leadership Seacoast is proud to add the following individuals to its alumni community:

Marcie Bergan of Seabrook, Scott Bogle of Durham, Chris Cavaretta of Stratham, John Cochrane of Hampton, Jonathan Cohen of Portsmouth, Stephen Condon of Hampton, Susan DeRoy of New Durham, Julie-Ann Edwards of Portsmouth, Jamie Forbes of Portsmouth, Janet Ford of York, Jennifer Gray of Portsmouth, Alyson Graybill of South Berwick, Andrea Hall of Elliot, Jillian Hall of Rochester, Jen Hubbell of Stratham, Michael Krall of Sanford, Jane LaPointe of Exeter, Nancy London of Portsmouth, Tom Markey of Stratham, Harper Marshall of Hampton Falls, Jacalyn Mitchell of Newfields, Alyssa Murphy of Portsmouth, Tim Noonis of Hampton, Jeff Patry of York, Karen Pizza of Dover, Eva Powers of Portsmouth, Emily Quirk of Rollinsford, Meghan Rice of Portsmouth, Virginia Skevington of Greenland, Quinn Slayton of Newmarket, Peggy Small-Porter of Newmarket, Brandon Stauber of Exeter, Cynthia Traver of Rye, Claire Vadney of Stratham, and Kristi Vazifdar of Barrington.

Evening sponsor, R.M. Davis Inc. was founded in Portland, Maine and just recently opened an office in Portsmouth; this will be the fourth the local division of R.M. Davis has supported the event.  “We are ever grateful to all the businesses, large and small, supporting our mission to educate the Seacoast’s future leaders on the critical issues facing our region,” Continued Wheeler.  Alumni and their guests as well as the general public are invited to attend graduation ceremonies. The event is $10 per person; please register by emailing JWheeler@LeadershipSeacoast.org To learn more about Leadership Seacoast and its dynamic, experiential program, please visit www.leadershipseacoast.org or contact Jennifer Wheeler at 603-334-6063.


About Leadership Seacoast

Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the Leadership Seacoast program provides existing and future community leaders the opportunity to engage with the people and organizations that shape the Seacoast’s economic structure and social fabric. Affiliated with the National Community Leadership Association, Leadership Seacoast offers its participants unique insight into how business, community, and politics integrate to create successful societies and how small actions can have a significant impact on the greater global good. Leadership Seacoast alumni make a difference in their communities through networking, active involvement, and personal action. Since its inception in 1988, Leadership Seacoast has created a strong foundation that values diversity of opinion and consensus building to find solutions to challenges affecting the Seacoast’s community and its future. For more information about our programs please contact us at jwheeler@leadershipseacoast.org or check out our website at www.leadershipseacoast.org.