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  • Leadership Seacoast announces new board members

    PORTSMOUTH - Local non-profit, Leadership Seacoast, an organization committed to developing informed and active community leaders, recently welcomed three new board members; Michael Mengers, Robert Gagnon, and Lisa Shawney. Each will serve an initial three-year term.

    Mengers graduated from the Leadership Seacoast class of 2019 and is a program manager at the University of New Hampshire. A graduate of the Leadership Seacoast Class of 2012, Gagnon is the senior vice president, manager of Consumer Lending at Cambridge Trust. Shawney hails from the Leadership Seacoast class of 2018 and is the vice president of Finance and Administration at Granite State College.

    Concurrently, a new slate of officers was established; Astrid Wielens (Chair), Olivia Korpi (Vice Chair), Mark Danie (Treasurer), and Walter Roberts (Secretary). The complete board also includes members Amanda Beaulieu, Brian Bouchard, Anthony Cabral, Susan Geier, Ryan Queenan and Sonya Merritt (past chair).

    For the past 30 years, Leadership Seacoast has recruited dedicated individuals to participate in its community engagement program. The nonprofit is presently accepting applications 2020 program year which begins in January. “We have a talented group to lead our organization into the next 30 years and continue to inspire citizens to become engaged in their communities,” said, Board Chair Wielens. Application deadline for the Class of 2020 is October 20, 2019. For information about Leadership Seacoast or to download an application visit:  www.leadershipseacoast.org
    About Leadership Seacoast

    Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the Leadership Seacoast program provides existing and future community leaders the opportunity to engage with the people and organizations that shape the Seacoast economic structure and social fabric. Affiliated with the National Community Leadership Association,

    Leadership Seacoast offers its participant’s unique insight into how business, community, and politics integrate to create successful societies and how small actions can have a significant impact on the greater global good. Leadership Seacoast alumni make a difference in their communities through networking, active involvement, and personal action. Since its inception in 1988, Leadership Seacoast has created a strong foundation that values diversity of opinion and consensus building to find solutions to challenges affecting the Seacoast community and its future.

    For information about our programs, please contact us at director@leadershipseacoast.org or visit www.leadershipseacoast.org.