Mayor Announces Economic Development Director Search Team

Manchester- Mayor Frank C. Guinta today announced the team of individuals that will be charged with finding Manchester’s next Economic Development (MEDO) Director.

The Following individuals will be on the team:

  Mayor’s Office Appointees:

  • Sean Thomas (staff)
  • Virginia Lamberton (staff)
  • Skip Ashooh
  Chamber of Commerce Appointee:
  • Michael L'Ecuyer, President & CEO, Bellwether Credit Union
  Manchester Development Corp. (MDC) Appointees:
  • Jay Taylor, former MEDO Director
  • Nick Soggu, SilverTech
  • Cathy Schmidt, Citizens Bank

  Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority (MHRA) Appointee:

  • Ken Edwards, MHRA staff

The group will begin meeting in early to mid-January after all of the applications for the position are received. They will be reviewing applications and interviewing candidates and will report their recommendations to the Mayor upon completion of the process. Guinta will then make his choice for Manchester’s next Economic Development Director based on their recommendations.