New Hampshire Business Newsmakers
PORTSMOUTH - Licensed Nursing Assistant Molly Burgess, an an employee of the Mark Wentworth Home in Portsmouth, has joined the Peace Corps and will travel to Uganda in May to support the Ugandan Ministry of Health with rural outreach programs related to reducing the occurrence of Aids and malaria. The 2013 graduate of St. Anselm College is part of the assisted living community's home's health resources team.
Andrew P. Botti of the McLane Law Firm has been elected to the board of directors of the Associated Industries of Massachusetts. Founded in 1915, AIM is the oldest and largest statewide association working to serve and foster the business interests of Massachusetts employers.
Joanne Gagnon of Manchester has been promoted to vice president, construction loan manager at Merrimack County Savings Bank. She has been with the Merrimack since 2001. Natalya Thibodeau of Concord has been promoted to assistant vice president, financial adviser. She joined the Merrimack in 2008.
James P. Ziegra has joined the Disabilities Rights Center as a staff attorney on the intake team. Ziegra will provide legal information, advice, and representation to individuals with disabilities who have legal issues related to their disability.
NEWMARKET - Steve Castle has joined Proulx Oil & Propane as sales/account manager. The Epping native and University of New Hampshire graduate has 35 years of experience servicing and selling heating equipment, high efficiency boilers, furnaces, tankless water heaters, hearths and air conditioning systems.
BEDFORD - Kathleen Peterson, chief vision officer of PowerHouse Consulting, Inc. in Bedford, has been asked to serve as Chair Person for the Second Annual Call Centre Conference in London. The conference, sponsored by Forum Events, will be held in June.
Bobbie and Tuck Gilbert, founders of Monadnock at Home have received 2014 Joseph D. Vaughan Award. The awards are presented annually by the State Committee on Aging and Engaging New Hampshire to an individual or couple over the age of 60 in each county who has shown outstanding leadership or achievement as a volunteer on behalf of older citizens and others in New Hampshire. Award recipients were honored at a special ceremony with Gov. Maggie Hassan at the State House in Concord.
Jennifer Kinville, the HR director of Prime Buchholz & Associates in Portsmouth, was selected by her peers at the Granite State HR Conference for the HR Hero of 2014.
To be considered for the honor, candidates must prove to be an exemplary contributor in three areas: to their employer, to the HR volunteer sector, and to the community.