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NH Business Newsmakers: Tabor to retire from Seacoast Media


December 17. 2017 8:43PM




PORTSMOUTHJohn Tabor, president and publisher of Seacoast Media Group, plans to retire at the end of the year.

The Seacoast Media group publishes the Portsmouth Herald, Foster’s Daily Democrat and weekly papers in Maine and New Hampshire. It also prints 160 newspapers including the New Hampshire Union Leader.

Its parent company is Gatehouse Media.

“I wanted to retire when I was still young enough to try new endeavors,” Tabor, 62, told seacoastonline, the website for the Herald, the Democract and four other local newspapers. “I’ve had 30 years, three mergers, three owners, managed to grow in a shrinking industry, but it’s very challenging.”

Tessier honored by professional women

FRANKLIN Deborah Tessier, vice president, commercial loan officer with Franklin Savings Bank, was recently honored by Franklin Business and Professional Women with the 2017 Franklin BPW Achievement award. The honor is bestowed upon a woman who is outstanding in her career, lends assistance to other women in their advancement, offers guidance to youth and young career women, and providers leadership and advancement to the Franklin community.

Rivier hires Parker as VP for finance

NASHUA — Rivier University appointed Dr. John Parker as vice president for finance and administration. Parker has more than 20 years of experience in finance, accounting and higher education business administration, including leadership roles at Brown Mackie College, Argosy University, and Arizona State University, and the Delta Capital Group.

Parker holds a doctor of business administration degree from Argosy University, a master of science degree in accountancy from Arizona State University, a master of business administration degree from University of Phoenix, and a bachelor of science degree in business administration and management from University of Southern California.

McKenney joins Spaulding Youth Center

NORTHFIELD Joyce McKenney joined Spaulding Youth Center as a residential living specialist. She will focus on arranging vocational experiences and volunteer opportunities for students. McKenney rejoins Spaulding Youth Center after her departure in 2005 to accept a position as student support center coordinator at Newfound Regional High school.

Prior to that, she worked for Spaulding Youth Center for 23 years.


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