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NH Business Newsreel: Loeb School elects trio

April 19. 2017 8:46PM

MANCHESTER — A New Hampshire attorney, an Illinois newspaper executive, and the school’s president were reelected to the board of trustees of the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications Inc. this week.

Confirmed for new two-year terms were Concord attorney Charles Douglas III; John Reed, publisher of the Champaign (Ill.) News-Gazette, and Joe McQuaid, who is the school’s president.

McQuaid is publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader and Sunday News.

The action came Tuesday at the annual meeting of the nonprofit school, which provides free courses on news media and the First Amendment.

The school was founded in 1999 by then-Union Leader publisher Nackey Loeb. (See

Also serving as trustees are Cathleen Schmidt, executive director of McLane Middleton law firm in Manchester; and Charles Perkins III, of Enfield.

Perkins is a former executive editor of the Union Leader.

Foundation names Peck VP of development

CONCORD — Richard Peck of Enfield joined the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation as vice president of development and philanthropy services. Peck is a longtime development professional, most recently as director of leadership initiatives and gift planning for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Peck previously served Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and the Geisel School of Medicine as director of individual giving and gift planning and director of gift planning, and he served Dartmouth College as an associate director of gift planning.

He also spent seven years as a personal financial advisor with American Express Financial Advisors.

Piper, Brammer join nonprofit board

MERRIMACK — St. Joseph Community Services recently named Lori Piper as senior commercial loan officer, senior vice president for Enterprise Bank; and Jordan Brammer, financial planner for MassMutual Northern New England, to its board of directors.

Piper has over 30 years of banking experience. Jordan has dedicated 10 years to the financial services industry, and for the past five years has made the senior market his specialty.

SJCS promotes the physical and mental health of older and other qualified adults in Hillsborough County through the provision of nutritious meals and vital safety checks.

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