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NH Business Newsmakers: Bank of NH promotes Leonard, hires Ackerman

January 18. 2015 8:06PM

Bank of NH promotes Leonard, hires Ackerman

LACONIA — Bank of New Hampshire promoted Barry Leonard to senior vice president-chief commercial banking officer after the recent retirement of Louis H. Guevin Jr.


Leonard joined Bank of New Hampshire in February 2010 and has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. He holds a degree in business management from Notre Dame College, is a graduate of the ABA Graduate Commercial Lending School and the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking as well as the Executive Leadership Program at Wharton.


Janet Ackerman has been promoted to vice president-commercial banker in the commercial banking division. Ackerman, who has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, has a master’s degree in finance from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College and is a 2012 graduate of Leadership New Hampshire. She will work out of the Manchester office located at 705 Hooksett Road.

Jette appointed board president of chapter

WILTON — The American Culinary Federation (ACF) Professional Chefs of New Hampshire recently named Jason Jette president of its board of directors. Jette, who resides in Merrimack, will lead the organization in promoting the interests of individuals and students in the culinary profession. The Professional Chefs of New Hampshire is one of five New Hampshire chapters of the ACF, serving the southern part of the state (Concord/Manchester/Nashua) and Northern Massachusetts. Jette has been active with the organization since he was a high school student and most recently served as treasurer.

InnSeason names Leyden chief financial officer

WEST YARMOUTH, Mass. — InnSeason Resorts promoted Cathy Leyden to chief financial officer.

“Cathy has been instrumental in not only the ongoing success of InnSeason Resorts but the finalization of our vision to develop RiverWalk at Loon (in Lincoln, N.H.), which just broke ground last month, after years of planning and negotiations, said Dennis Ducharme, president of InnSeason Resorts, in a statement.

Leyden joined the company in September 2008 as the budget and business analyst, and then served as director of accounting and finance where she supervised the financial and accounting teams at the company’s West Yarmouth corporate headquarters. She was promoted to vice president of finance in May 2013.

Nagler names Mann vice president

WOBURN, Mass. — The Nagler Group, a provider of administrative and human resource staffing and recruiting services promoted Maura Mann to vice president. She will be responsible for company’s temporary and permanent placement operations, development of new growth opportunities, along with managing all staff in three office locations (Woburn, Mass., Bedford and Portsmouth).

Ray joins Metro Walls

MANCHESTERDan Ray joined Metro Walls, a commercial framing and drywall company based in Manchester, as an estimator. Ray received his undergraduate degree in architecture from Keene State College with cum laude academic honors. Prior to joining Metro Walls, Ray was an architect for three years.

Conrad joins Windover Construction

BEVERLY, Mass.Brett Conrad joined Windover Construction as a carpenter. He previously worked for Preisner Construction, a residential contracting firm located in Hampton and holds a certificate in managing construction projects from the Wentworth Institute of Technology. Conrad resides in Durham.

McMahon appointed to Secretary of Labor committee

NEW YORK — Christine McMahon, chief executive officer of Fedcap Rehabilitative Services Inc. a New York City nonprofit agency, was recently appointed to serve on the U.S. Secretary of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities.

As chief operating officer of Easter Seals New Hampshire, McMahon founded the Autism Support Network and implemented a network of community-based services. In 2009, McMahon became CEO of Fedcap, which provides vocational rehabilitation and employment.


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