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NH Business Newsreel: Unitil board member tapped for U.S. post

July 09. 2014 8:30PM

Unitil board member tapped for U.S. post

HAMPTON — William D. “Bro” Adams resigned from Unitil Corp.’s board of directors Wednesday after the U.S. Senate confirmed him as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

President Barack Obama nominated him to the federal post in April and he was confirmed Wednesday, according to Unitil.

As the head of a federal agency, Adams was required to tender his resignation as a member of the Unitil Corp. board. He served as a member of the Unitil board since March 2009. His term was due to expire in April 2015.

Adams served as president of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, from 2000 until his retirement last month.

Job fair in Haverhill

CONCORD — New Hampshire Employment Security is hosting the Haverhill Job Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 18 at Haverhill City Hall, 2975 Dartmouth College Highway.

Employers from a wide assortment of industries will be on hand to speak with job seekers. They are seeking to fill positions in such fields manufacturing, retail, service, hospitality and health care. Job seekers should dress professionally, bring copies of their resumes and be prepared to interview.

For more information, contact Kevin Myers at or visit

Wells now chairman of UNHM board

Frank Wells was elected chairman of the University of New Hampshire-Manchester Advisory Board at the annual meeting of the Board on June 24.

Wells has served on the board since 2007 and on several other University of New Hampshire committees including the UNH Manchester Campus Expansion Planning Committee, the UNH Strategic Planning Steering Committee, the UNH Advocacy Council and the UNH Manchester Strategic Positioning Advisory Committee.

Wells is a senior shareholder and chairman of the board at Hoyle, Tanner & Associates Inc., a civil engineering firm headquartered in Manchester.


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