Age 38, Auburn resident

Program Manager, BAE Systems

Birthplace: Dover

Family: Wife Kristin, Daughter Ella, Son Anthony, Father Fran, Mother Joanne

High school: Noble High School, Berwick, Maine

College/post grad degrees: SNHU Business Administration

What is the best career advice you ever received?

If you’re bored it’s because you’re boring!

What motivates you to give back to your community?

I’ve been blessed with opportunities in my life and I feel that it is our duty to provide these same chances to our youth.

What advice would you give your 22-year-old self?

Win the war not the battle … because not all battles need to be won.

What would make New Hampshire more attractive to young professionals?

Easier access to work, shopping, restaurants by means of better commutes. Our young professionals don’t want to spend hours driving to work or play. When I was growing up, all my friends and I wanted to do was get the keys from dad and go for a ride. Now I see less and less emphasis or desire to do this by our youth. I think owning a car and going for a joy ride is a thing of the past, and we will have to think of our commutes and transportation when we consider expansion and our continued growth in New Hampshire.

Volunteer activities: Coaching boy’s grade 1-2 and girls grade 3-4-5 basketball, BAE Systems Warrior Integration Program mentor.Last major achievement: I received a collaborative innovation award from the Manufacturing Leadership Council (MLC) for my augmented reality project with Microsoft and PTC.

Upcoming Event

March 18, 2020 at the Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH

A reception for the 40 Under Forty Class of 2020 will be held in March. Network with the best and brightest young leaders in our state.

Registration is now open!

Tickets are $45


4:30 - 5:15 pm - VIP Reception

The VIP reception is only open to 2020 class, past recipients and other guests by invitation only

5:15 - 6:00 pm - Cocktail Reception

6:00 - 7:30 pm - Awards Presentation

View the event recap and photos from 2019


Become a sponsor and be a part of one of the most followed events in New Hampshire. Sponsors receive year round recognition from the nomination process through the special section to the event.  There is no better opportunity for your business to be seen by the most influential Granite Staters. For more information contact Stephanie Baxter at 603-206-7833 or


Since its inception in 2002, the New Hampshire Union Leader's annual 40 Under Forty awards have honored more than 720 outstanding Granite Staters making a difference in their communities and professions. Nominations are gathered from across the state and are followed by a reception in March.

Nominations for 2021 will open in April 2020


  • Candidates should have already contributed significantly to their field, their community and/or the state and should have the potential to do much more in future years.
  • Nominees must not turn 40 before February 1, 2021.
  • Nominees must have lived in the state for the past three years.
  • Candidates may nominate themselves.
  • Previous winners are not eligible.
  • Past nominations that were not selected can be submitted with updated information
  • Selections are not final until announced.
  • The number of nominations received for a person has no bearing on the judging process
  • Additional letters or emails of recommendation will not be accepted
  • DEADLINE: All nominations must be received by October 6, 2019