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NH Business newsmakers: Rice to co-chair judicial commission

May 11. 2013 2:14AM

Rice to co-chair judicial commission

MANCHESTER - Attorney Emily Gray Rice, a Bernstein Shur shareholder and member of the firm's labor and employment practice group and litigation group, has been selected by Gov. Maggie Hassan to co-chair the Judicial Selection Commission.

Citing the need for well-qualified judges, Hassan issued an executive order establishing a Judicial Selection Commission to advise her on nominations for current and future judicial vacancies. The commission will search for qualified candidates, evaluate applicants and make recommendations to the governor.

As co-chair of the commission, Rice will serve a term of three years, with the option of additional terms at the invitation of the governor.

Portsmouth dentist speaks in South Korea

PORTSMOUTH - Dr. Richard Liu of Portsmouth returned recently from speaking at an international dental conference off the coast of South Korea.

Liu, who teaches at Harvard and Tufts dental schools, presented an overview of dental implant esthetics to more than 1,000 dentists from all over the world at the conference on Cheju Island.

Liu was one of several prosthodontists invited to speak at the 2013 biannual Joint Conference of Chinese Prosthodontists, Japanese Prosthodontists and Korean Academy Prosthodontists.

Dodge joins Access Rehabilitation staff

EXETER - The physicians of Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics have named Kirstin Dodge to the staff of Access Rehabilitation Specialists.

Dodge is a skilled manual therapist and uses multiple tools and approaches in treating patients including multiple core stabilization techniques, taping methods and motor control exercises. She is pursuing her orthopedic specialty certification.

Capitol Center board adds Arruda

MANCHESTER - Michelle M. Arruda of the Devine Millimet law firm has been named to the board of trustees of the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord.

Arruda provides legal counsel on trusts and estates issues at Devine Millimet, including estate planning, gift and estate taxes, business succession planning, and estate and trust administration.

Café Services names Jim Hecker new VP

LONDONDERRY - Café Services Inc., a dining services provider in Londonderry, has added Jim Hecker, formerly of Fitz Vogt and Associates, to its senior management team. Hecker has accepted the newly created position of vice president of administration and finance. Café Services provides dining services in New England and the Mid Atlantic, focusing primarily on the K-12, corporate dining and seasonal markets.

Peahl appointed to ALFA board

MANCHESTER - Kathleen C. Peahl, a partner at Wadleigh, Starr & Peters in Manchester, has been appointed to the board of directors of ALFA International, a global network of independent business-focused law firms of which Wadleigh is its exclusive New Hampshire member. Peahl is also the current chair of the ALFA Women's Initiative Practice Group. With participation of more than 130 attorneys worldwide, the Women's Initiative Practice Group facilitates networking and business development opportunities for women attorneys at the ALFA member firms and in the corporate business community.

Al Terry selects Girard Advertising

MERRIMACK - Girard Advertising Multimedia and Production was chosen by Al Terry Plumbing and Heating as its advertising and public relations agency of record. Girard will focus on advertising strategy and marketing communications for this new business, executing a comprehensive, integrated marketing plan to drive brand awareness.

BIA honors members as part of anniverary

CONCORD - At its recent annual business meeting, the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire, celebrating its 100th anniversary, recognized and thanked the longest-serving board members in recent history.

Receiving longest-serving plaques were: Richard Maloney, president, Maloney and Kennedy, 25 years; Harold Turner, president, the H.L. Turner Group, 20 years; Richard Verney, chairman and CEO, Monadnock Paper Mills, 20 years; Jack Middleton, president, McLane Graf Raulerson and Middleton PA, 17 years; Scott Bacon, former regional president, TD Bank, 15 years; Bradford Cook, senior partner and past president, Sheehan Phinney Bass and Green, 15 years; Gerardine Ferlins, president and CEO, Cirtronics Corp., 15 years; Gary Long, president and COO, Public Service of New Hampshire, 13 years; Peter Frid, president and CEO, New Hampshire Public Broadcasting, 12 years; Wendell Jesseman, chairman, New England Wire Technologies, 12 years; John Collins, chairman/president and CEO emeritus, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, nine years; Sherilyn Burnett Young, president, Rath Young and Pignatelli, nine years.

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