NH Business Newsmakers
At its January board meeting, the Parent Information Center board of directors named Michelle Lewis executive director.
Lewis has been the interim executive director since August, replacing Kevin Lew-Hanson. She brings many years of experience with the organization to the position. She has been a project director for more than 10 years.
Atom Group names Herer CEO
Portsmouth - The Atom Group, a full-service web development agency, announces that Tom Herer has been appointed CEO of the company. Herer has been co-owner and managing partner since the firm's inception in 2007 and has been an active member of the company's leadership team for the past six years.
Co-owner Adam Vicinus is leaving the agency to pursue other interests, but will remain involved in the Atom Group and serve as chairman of the company's board of directors.
Pignatelli admitted to trial lawyers group
Michael A. Pignatelli has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The induction ceremony took place recently during the 2012 annual meeting of the college in New York.
Founded in 1950, the college is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship is extended by invitation only to experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.
Pignatelli is a shareholder in the firm of Rath, Young & Pignatelli P.C., which has offices in Concord, Nashua and Boston.
New faces at NH Children's Trust
CONCORD - The New Hampshire Children's Trust has named Thomas Barton to the board of directors and Janine Mitchell will serve as program director.
Barton has been an orthopedic surgeon in the Granite State since 1984 as a member of the medical staff at Portsmouth Regional Hospital from 1985 to 2003. Since 2005, he has been a member of the medical staff at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro, where he serves as chief of the department of surgery.
Mitchell joined New Hampshire Children's Trust at the start of year 2013. She has been a longtime volunteer with children's nonprofits, including serving as the youngest-ever board member of the Dover Children's Home in 2012; instructing a conflict and resolution after-school program in Boston; coaching and fundraising for the Special Olympics for four years.
Bank of NH promotes Howcroft
LACONIA - Bank of New Hampshire has promoted Darren Howcroft to vice president-senior financial consultant. Howcroft joined the bank in March 2010 as assistant vice president. He is a registered investment adviser, achieving President's Club status through Cetera Investment Services.
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