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Tuesday
Nov112014

Rep Elect Guinta Makes First Two Hires for Congressional Staff  

Today, Congressman-Elect Frank Guinta announced he has hired Jay Ruais to serve as his Chief of Staff and Sean Thomas to serve as Deputy Chief of Staff.

Ruais brings a wealth of New Hampshire political and legislative experience to the position. Most recently, he served as Mr. Guinta's campaign manager after having been a field manager in his 2010 race, and a Legislative Aide in Congressman Guinta's Washington DC office. A Salem native, Ruais received his undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College and a Masters of Public Administration from American University.

Thomas served four years as Chief of Staff to then Mayor Frank Guinta and continued his service as Director of Constituent Services for Congressman Guinta from 2011-2012. A long time resident of Downtown Manchester, Thomas serves as a Board Member of New Horizons for New Hampshire, is a parishioner at St. Raphael Parish in Manchester and was recognized in 2009 as one of New Hampshire's 40 Under Forty. Thomas is a 1992 graduate of St. Anselm College and has been a New Hampshire Republican activist since 1995 when he began working for former Manchester Mayor Raymond Wieczorek.

Ethan Zorfas, who previously served as Congressman Guinta's Chief of Staff and as a General Consultant on his prior Congressional races, will stay on as a political advisor to Congressman Guinta.

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

"I am pleased to announce that Sean and Jay will be joining my Congressional staff. Their deep knowledge of the District and the needs of Granite Staters will be invaluable to my Washington and in state staff. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the 114th Congress to enact policies that strengthen the middle class, protect and preserve our entitlement programs while reducing our debt and deficit."

Saturday
Nov082014

Matt Toy Joins Stay Work Play¹s Board of Directors 

Manchester —Stay Work Play, a New Hampshire nonprofit organization to encourage more young workers to stay, work and play in the state after graduation, has welcomed a new member to its Board of Directors, Matt Toy.

 

Matt Toy is the Senior Vice President of Customer Experience at Dyn Inc. in Manchester, NH.  Matt is responsible for ensuring that cross company alignment is always driven by what is best for Dyn’s customers.

 

Matt believes in Stay Work Play’s mission and recognizes New Hampshire as a great place for recent college graduates to launch their careers and their lives.

"I feel like I have a relatively common story: born and raised in NH, attended college in NH then went to work in a large city outside of the state,” commented Matt.  “But ultimately I longed for an opportunity to come back home.  Fortunately for me I found that opportunity. I'm excited to be involved with Stay Work Play to help show others that there is opportunity and reason to come back to NH.”

 

With the dedication and enthusiasm Matt Toy has for New Hampshire and Stay Work Play, the organization is delighted to welcome him to the Board of Directors.

 

About Stay Work Play: Stay Work Play is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is “To work collaboratively across New Hampshire to support ongoing economic, workforce, and community development by promoting the state as a favorable place for young workers and recent college graduates to stay, work and play, when considering employment and lifestyle opportunities.” Additional information on the organization can be found on the website, www.stayworkplay.org or by contacting Executive Director, Kate Luczko, kate@stayworkplay.org, (603) 860-2245.

 

Tuesday
Sep232014

Citizens For A Strong NH - CSNH brings on Mike Ciccio 

 

 

Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire welcomes new team member

Announces Michael Ciccio as the organization's new Director of Field Operations.
 

 

(September 22, 2014) - Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire is adding to its growing team today with the announcement of conservative staffer Michael Ciccio as the organization's new Director of Field Operations.

Ciccio has previously worked on several campaigns, including most recently as Field Director on the Hemingway for Governor Campaign. He also served as a Field Representative for the Republican State Committee, Sen. Jeb Bradley's Congressional Campaign, and Sen. Bob Clegg's Congressional Campaign. Additionally, he was a Legislative Aide in the New Hampshire Senate.
 
Matthew Murphy, Executive Director of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, released the following statement:

 

"Mike Biundo, Derek Dufresne, Kory Wood, and I are extremely excited to welcome Michael Ciccio to the Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire team. He will play an important role in our ongoing fight for lower taxes, less spending, and a smaller government in Concord and on Capitol Hill.  

"I am confident that with Michael's leadership, and the continued hard-work of our many dedicated volunteers, we will only improve our strong record of using grassroots activism to educate Granite Staters on the important issues impacting them and their families."
 

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Thursday
Aug072014

Stay Work Play Adds Seven New Board Members 

Manchester —Stay Work Play, a New Hampshire nonprofit organization to encourage more 20 and 30 somethings to stay, work and play in the state after graduation, has welcomed seven new members to its Board of Directors: ANDREW B. PALUMBO, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management & Director of Admissions, Plymouth State University; CARMEN LORENTZ, Director, NH Division of Economic Development; E.J. POWERS, Executive Vice President, Montagne Communications; KRISTYN VAN OSTERN, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer, Community College System of New Hampshire; MARK M. BROWN, Director of Corporate Potential, Grappone Automotive Group MELINDA TREADWELL, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Antioch University New England; and TRAVIS YORK, President & CEO, GYK Antler.

The new board members believe in Stay Work Play’s mission and recognize New Hampshire as a great place for recent college graduates to launch their careers and their lives. 

"Working at Plymouth State University has opened my eyes to the amazing opportunity that New Hampshire students have - right here in their backyard - to gain a world-class education, prepare themselves for rewarding careers, and build the foundation for the lifestyle that they wish to have,” commented Andrew B. Palumbo.  “I believe that Stay Work Play’s focus on connecting young professionals and recent college graduates to the desirable careers and lifestyles that exist throughout the state plays an important part in illustrating just how great living, working, and playing in New Hampshire truly is." 

Mark M. Brown also praised New Hampshire for the opportunities that are present, “One of the things I most like about New Hampshire is the connectivity of the people. We're small enough that a dedicated group of people really can make a positive difference. Stay Work Play brings together an amazing cross roads of people--business and non-profit leaders, governmental officials, and our best and brightest young professionals--all committed to the common purpose of promoting New Hampshire as a great place to stay, work & play!” 

Kristyn Van Ostern believes in New Hampshire because, “it’s the best state to grow up in; the best state to stay in or come to find creative work and educational opportunities; and the best state to play with my kids, husband, dog, family, and friends in.” 

"A low cost of living, no sales or income tax, proximity to lakes, mountains, the ocean and major cities plus low crime rates and solid educational options make NH the perfect place to run a business while still having the opportunity to make a global impact," mentioned Travis York. 

“I love the spirit of New Hampshire! We are creative and eager to contribute in a positive way to our communities and our state,” Carmen Lorentz commented. “Stay Work Play is a wonderful manifestation of that spirit. I’m excited to be part of Stay Work Play’s efforts to make our state a more outstanding place for young people to thrive and find opportunity.” 

“The future of New Hampshire's economy relies on our ability to attract and retain young talent. We are competing with 49 other states for this demographic and we must use every resource at our disposal to highlight the numerous advantages New Hampshire has to offer,” E.J. Powers stated. “I am proud to join Stay Work Play in this critical effort.” 

With the commitment and passion that the board members have for New Hampshire and Stay Work Play, the organization is delighted to welcome them to the Board of Directors.

 

About Stay Work Play: Stay Work Play is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is “To work collaboratively across New Hampshire to support ongoing economic, workforce, and community development by promoting the state as a favorable place for young workers and recent college graduates to stay, work and play, when considering employment and lifestyle opportunities.” Additional information on the organization can be found on the website, www.stayworkplay.org or by contacting Executive Director, Kate Luczko, kate@stayworkplay.org, (603) 860-2245.

Saturday
Jul262014

Cheryle Pacapelli named Executive Director of Hope for NH Recovery 

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As a person in recovery from alcohol and other drugs for more than 25 years, Cheryle Pacapelli brings her lived recovery experience to her new role as Executive Director of Hope. Pacapelli has a ten-year background in nonprofit and program management. In the eight years she worked at Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery, she coordinated recovery walks with over 2,000 in attendance, held 375 events, and provided oversight for a broad network of volunteers. She is expected to assume her position by September 1st and will be located at New Futures.

 

“I am really excited to join Hope for New Hampshire recovery,” Pacapelli said on Friday. “It’s an opportunity to move the recovery movement forward; an opportunity to save some lives.”

 

“Cheryle brings to our state the knowledge, enthusiasm, and ‘hands on’ experience to assist Hope for NH Recovery in developing the Recovery Community Organization, NH Recovery Network and enhancing the strength of the national Recovery Movement in New Hampshire,” said Dave Doiron, board chair of Hope.

 

“New Futures is thrilled to work alongside Hope and New Hampshire’s recovery community,” said Linda Saunders Paquette, executive director of New Futures. “Hope is fostering an environment in which people with addictive illness and associated behaviors are accepted, treated, and supported as any other medically sick person. We’re confident Cheryl Pacapelli and the team at Hope will make positive impacts for the New Hampshire community.”