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NH Business Newsmakers: Catholic Charities New Hampshire appoints trustees

July 27. 2014 7:27PM

Catholic Charities New Hampshire appoints trustees

MANCHESTER — Catholic Charities New Hampshire recently appointed three new members to its board of trustees. Patricia R. Schuster is vice president for Human Resources and Administration at St. Anselm College in Manchester. Shuster directs all strategic human resources and management functions at the college. Michael J. Gilbert, MD, is a gastroenterologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Concord. Gilbert maintains his medical practice at GI Associates of New Hampshire in Concord and is certified in all core GI procedures. Brian P. Grip manages the Bank of America state and public policy team. He oversees state and local government relations for the company in New York and all of New England.

Trefry Joins VHB as director of energy services

BEDFORDSherrie Trefry has joined VHB’s team as director of energy services in Bedford. Trefry will build upon VHB’s growing energy practice in the region and the firm’s track record of guiding clients through the permitting process, the company said.

Trefry earned her B.S. in Environmental Conservation and her M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of New Hampshire. She is a certified soil scientist in New Hampshire and Maine, and is a 2011 graduate of Leadership New Hampshire.

Olson joins Citizens as senior loan officer

NORTH CONWAYWendy Olson has joined Citizens Bank as a new senior loan officer for the Home Lending Solutions New England Division. With an office located in North Conway, she will support the New Hampshire/Maine region.

Olson has more than 27 years of experience in financial services, serving customers in the New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont markets with their banking needs. She was most recently a mortgage originator with Residential Mortgage Services Inc.

Olson resides in Conway, and holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of New Hampshire. She is an affiliate member of both the White Mountain and Western Maine Board of Realtors.

Shaheen & Gordon opens Meredith office

MEREDITHShaheen & Gordon has opened an office in Meredith at 164 Route 25, Unit 4.

The firm has additional offices in Concord, Manchester, Dover, and Saco, Maine. Practice areas include personal injury, workers’ compensation, family law, health care law, business, real estate, estate planning, probate, criminal defense and all types of litigation.

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Weiss named 'tech-savvy' auto dealers

CONCORD — The man who became the youngest board chair in New Hampshire Auto Dealers Association history has received national recognition for his leadership in the auto industry. This month, Automotive News named Chris Weiss to its “40 Under 40” list of best young dealers.

“Chris has taught all of us a thing or two about getting in front of the consumer,” says Pete McNamara, President of NHADA.

Weiss entered auto dealership management at the age of 23. Now 30 years old and running the day to day activities, Weiss has overseen a 62 percent increase in online sales at Crest Auto World in one year.

Compass launches new website

BEDFORDCompass Healthcare Advisers, which works with more than 2,000 employer groups in eight states, has launched a new corporate website ( The website offers improved navigation and functionality, the company said.

The website, compatible with browsers and mobile devices, sports a savings cost estimate tool that visitors can use to project the amount in claims Compass can save them with its health-care transparency service. The company said it will also be deploying the “next generation” of a fully-mobile SmartShopper health-care shopping tool at the end of the month.


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