Northeast Credit Union and Bank of New Hampshire Sponsor Opening Retreat

Durham, N.H., January 4, 2018– Leadership Seacoast, a local non-profit organization committed to the development of informed and active community leaders, opened the 2018 program year with a retreat held at The Browne Center for Innovative Learning in Durham, New Hampshire. Sponsored by Northeast Credit Union and Bank of New Hampshire, the day-long event welcomed 39 members to the Class of 2018.

Leadership Seacoast Class of 2018With support from the Browne Center facilitators and an impressive list of speakers and presenters, the Class spent the day tackling team building exercises to create important connections to set the stage for the 6-month experiential learning program that will cover issues in the community focused on criminal justice, education, economic development, government, health and human services, the environment, and arts and culture. Presentations and exercises focused on bridging the gaps between individual class members’ personal identities, professional personas, civic and volunteer connections and associated understanding of the important questions facing the Seacoast region. The Leadership Seacoast Class of 2018 includes:

New Hampshire

Barrington: Julia Dundorf

Dover: Jeffery Brown, Joe Cheslock, Ariella Coombs, Kevin Johnson, Jamie Lesniak, Kim Lindquist, Andrea Reade, Travis Smith, Scott Treadwell, and Catherine Zarbo

Durham: Tracey Donaldson, Nathaniel Morneault, Deb Riddell, and Ben VanCamp

Exeter: Brian Bouchard, Jillian Burns, Kimberly Meyer, and Pam Oulundsen

Greenland: Brianna Adams and Dennis Donnelly

Kingston: Beth O’Brien

Lee: Karen Cannizzaro Doane, Deborah Sugerman

Manchester: Lauren Berman

Milton: Mary Henderson

New Castle: Lorne Jones

North Hampton: David Adams

Northwood: Lisa Shawney

Nottingham: Kristen Lamb

Portsmouth: Lindsey Hery, Tom Kaufhold, Jeannine McCoy, and Madeline Warren

Rye: Virginia MacDonald and Charles Riopel

Somersworth: David Kretschmar

Maine

Eliot: Robert Sapiro

York: Ray Cromwell

Thanks to the unconditional support of 2018 Leadership Sponsors Revision Energy, Devine Millimet, and Calypso Communications and Program Day Sponsors Northeast Credit Union and Bank of New Hampshire, Leadership Seacoast can secure the best venues and speakers to help members discover the issues, create connections and inspire action.  For more information about Leadership Seacoast, visit www.leadershipseacoast.org or contact Jennifer Wheeler at 603-334-6063 or jwheeler@leadershipseacoast.org

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. 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 visit www.leadershipseacoast.org.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Jennifer Wheeler, Executive Director

Leadership Seacoast

603-334-6063

jwheeler@leadershipseacoast.org