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NH Business Newsreel: DOJ picks Kate Spiner as communications director

September 17. 2018 9:28PM


CONCORD — The Department of Justice has for the first time in its history appointed a director of communications to handle public information from the Attorney General’s Office.

Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announced on Monday that Kate Spiner is director of communications for the department.

“Adding a director of communications at the Department of Justice will help us better serve the people of New Hampshire by enhancing transparency and our ability to provide information to the public quickly and effectively,” he said.

Spiner previously served as the director of communications for the state Senate and has prior experience helping private clients with public relations and communications needs. She holds a degree in English and communications from St. Anselm College and is a life-long New Hampshire resident.

Spiner is married to Union Leader Executive Editor Trent Spiner.

Forum addresses ‘recovery friendly’ workplaces

CONCORD — The Business and Industry Association is presenting a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Manchester Downtown Hotel, 700 Elm St., to help businesses become “recovery friendly” workplaces.

State organizers will talk about how to join the initiative led by Gov. Chris Sununu, how to obtain the “RFW” designation, and how to learn from early adopters about the benefits of declaring their businesses “recovery friendly.”

Scheduled panelists include: David Mara, governor’s adviser on addiction and behavioral health; Matt McKenney, workforce development manager, Hypertherm; Cheryl Coletti-Lawson, COO/CFO, The Lawson Group; and Daisy Pierce, executive director, Navigating Recovery of the Lakes Region.

The cost to attend is $40 for BIA, Capitol Connect, and partner members; and $55 for nonmembers. Registration fee includes lunch.

To register, visit the events calendar at or call (603) 224-5388, ext. 101.


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