Gregoire selected for Leadership Seacoast
MANCHESTER — Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA attorney Jason D. Gregoire was among 36 emerging and established community leaders selected for the 2014 class of Leadership Seacoast, a six-month program for those who want to discover how their communities function and how they can become a catalyst for change.
Gregoire works primarily in the field of business litigation. He represents individuals and businesses in state and federal court in a broad range of litigation matters including contract, insurance, landlord-tenant, health care, tax, collection, employment, and construction law disputes. In 2013, Gregoire was selected as a Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers in the area of business litigation. He received his B.S., summa cum laude, from Northeastern University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Vermont Law School.
Association for the blind expands board
CONCORD — Maureen Kelliher of Dover, Sheila Zakre of Concord and Nate Abbott of Gilmanton Iron Works have been elected to the board of directors of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind. Each will serve as ambassadors of the association and serve on various sub-committees.
BerryDunn announces hires, promotions
MANCHESTER — Ryan Warren, a senior auditor, has joined the Manchester office of BerryDunn. Dave Erb, a principal, has become the practice group leader of BerryDunn's tax consulting and compliance group. Renee Bishop, a principal, has become the practice group leader of BerryDunn's Heath care and not-for-profit group.
BerryDunn is a firm of CPAs and consultants with offices in Portland and Bangor, Maine; Manchester, N.H.; and Charleston, W.Va.
Dutton receives Jack B. Middleton Award
MANCHESTER — Attorney Steven Dutton of the McLane Law Firm has received the eighth annual Jack B. Middleton Pro Bono Legal Services Award for his commitment to serving New Hampshire's citizens in need.
Dutton is an associate in the litigation department where he focuses his practice on business litigation matters, including contract and collection actions. He also represents clients in a wide variety of disputes ranging from personal injury claims to land use disputes, in addition to his pro bono cases.
McLane, New Hampshire's largest full-service law firm, created the award in support of its efforts to help ensure all New Hampshire citizens, regardless of resources, have access to the justice system. Jack Middleton, whose charitable efforts span more than 50 years, is chair of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation, a charitable arm of the Bar Association that funds direct legal assistance and justice education programs to help the state's poor receive.
Citizens Bank names Bischof vice president
MANCHESTER — Citizens Bank has named Sandra Bischof as vice president and Northern New England regional sales manager for the Home Lending Solutions New England division. She is based in Manchester.
Bischof is leading the sales initiatives for the region, which includes New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. She is responsible for growing the home lending business in those states as well as recruiting top talent.
Bischof has 30 years of experience in the banking and mortgage industry. Prior to joining Citizens, she worked for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, where she was responsible for management of two mortgage offices in Nashua and Keene.
Kneeland joins St. Mary's Bank Seven new team members join GY&K
MANCHESTER — St. Mary's Bank has appointed John Kneeland to residential loan officer. He is based at the St. Mary's Bank Mortgage Center in Nashua.Kneeland has more than 10 years' experience in the mortgage banking field covering southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. He was co-founder and senior partner of Newpointe Mortgage LLC in Londonderry, and most recently served as mortgage development officer at Sovereign-Santander Bank in Nashua. He lives in Salem.
MANCHESTER — Michael Wachs has joined GY&K Marketing/Antler Agency as the chief creative officer. He has worked with some of the largest agencies in the Northeast, most recently as the executive creative director for Roundarch Isobar, where he oversaw all creative output for North America.
He has worked with such brands as HBO, Avis, AT&T, Braun and Fidelity.Morgan Chadwick is joining GY&K's in-house, Emmy Award-winning video production team as an editor/associate producer. He comes to GY&K from Denver, where he had been working as a freelancer. He previously worked as the lead editor and motion designer at Motive, a digital, experiential and social marketing agency in Denver, where he created video projects for clients such as Mountain Dew, Sobe and Native Eyewear.
Brendan Brown has joined GY&K as an account supervisor. Prior to GY&K, his most recent role was with One Mighty Roar, where he was the lead strategist working on a number of premier brands including Facebook, Time Inc., Budweiser, Chipotle, Living Social and Warner Music Group.Salvador Gonzalez joins the creative department as a graphic designer. Salvador is a designer from the Dominican Republic by way of Goffstown. He brings a boatload of enthusiasm to the team as well as a history of experience working with Latin American powerhouses Lowe Worldwide and McCann Erickson.
Brittany Dent joins the company's social, experiential and interactive boutique, GY&K Antler, as a creative coordinator. Elizabeth Pels has joined the production department as a traffic coordinator. She was most recently with Nehman Millet in Boston as a traffic coordinator. Alexia Tsagaris has joined the client services department as an account coordinator. She is a recent graduate of UNH, and has completed internships with Fox 25 News and Seacoast Media Group.
GY&K Marketing is a full-service, mid-size and independent marketing innovation company with 65-plus employees headquartered in Manchester, with additional offices in Boston and Los Angeles.