Hassan names outreach team members
The groups will receive ideas from across the state, according to Hassan's transition team.
The education/workforce team includes Mary Heath, former state deputy education commissioner; Paul LeBlanc, president of Southern New Hampshire University; Fred Kocher, president of the New Hampshire High Technology Council; New Hampshire AFL-CIO President Mark MacKenzie; Stephen Reno, executive director of Leadership New Hampshire and former chancellor of the University System of New Hampshire; Jeff Rose, director of public affairs at BAE Systems, Inc.; former state Rep. Kim Casey, a former Exeter Regional Cooperative School Board member and Allen Damren, assistant superintendent of schools for Claremont, Unity and Cornish.
Serving on the energy/environment team are Al Morales, managing director of Energy Management, Inc. in Portsmouth; Joe Casey of the New Hampshire Building and Construction Trades Council; Meredith Hatfield, procedures administrator at the state Department of Administrative Services; Clay Mitchell, a partner at Revolution Energy, LLC in Portsmouth and president of the board of the New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association;and outgoing state Sen. Amanda Merrill, D-Durham.
The governor-elect's public safety transition team includes David Lang, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire; Seth Cooper, president of the New Hampshire Troopers Association; David Young, president of the New Hampshire Police Association; Chief David Cahill of the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police and Chief Chris LeClaire of the New Hampshire Association of Fire Chiefs.
Hassan also announced that Joanne Dowdell, a former congressional candidate and business executive, has been added as a member of Hassan's business outreach team, which was released on Monday along with her teams focusing on the budget and office administration.