The NH High Tech Council is organized as a State of New Hampshire 501c6 Business Association, and governed by a set of By-Laws, reviewed annually and updated by the NH High Tech Council Board of Directors.
Board of Directors
The NH High Tech Council is governed by a Board of Directors. This group of Directors is responsible for setting and directing the long term vision and strategy for the Council, and holds bi-monthly meetings to review the execution of their strategic plan. Directors are typically executives in technology companies or companies that provide services to technology companies. Board members can be reached by contacting the NHHTC’s main offices. The Council’s current directors are:
Chair – Toral Cowieson, Internet Society
Past Chair – Paul Mailhot, Oracle
Treasurer – Pete Lachance, Howe, Riley & Howe
Secretary – Jeff Amaro, AutoDesk
Governance Committee Chair – Matt Benson, Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson, pllc
Government Affairs Committee Chair – Liz Gray, NH Business Finance Authority
Executive Director – Matt Cookson (ex-officio)
Candice Benson, Benson Consulting, Inc.
Zenagui Brahim, NH MEP
Colleen Cone, Comcast
Mike Decelle, UNH Manchester
Lisa King, Cross Agency
Dan Scanlon, Colliers International
Gary Sloper, Oracle
John Whelan, Alexander Technology Group
Dawn M. Wivell, Firebrand International LLC
NHHTC Trustees are former Board directors who want to remain active with the Council by serving as resources to the current Board, applying their depth of knowledge about technology and the New Hampshire business community. Current Trustees are:
Steve Boucher, Airmar Technology Corp.
Art Bruinooge, Cross Insurance
Mary Collins, NH SBDC
Jim Cook, Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson, pllc
Kurt Dobbins, Cloudtree
Bob Good, Good Leads
Dr. Kedar Gupta, Arc Energy
Fred Kocher, Kocher & Company, Inc.
Emilio Marianelli, Fidelity Investments
Hollis McGuire, NH SBDC
John Monson, Wiggin & Nourie, P.A.
Brian Nadeau, Dell, Inc.
Rajesh Nair, Degree Controls
Richard Pierro, Superior Controls, Inc.
Matt Pierson, Dunn Rush & Co.
Don Peterson, Americarb, Inc.
Mark Prestipino, Independence IT
Michael Quinlan, Transparent Language, Inc.
Steve Ryder, True North Networks, LLC
Paul Schuepp, Animetrics, Inc.
Gene Scribner, NHHTC Founder
Nick Soloway, Hayes Soloway, P.C.
Richard Stephens, C.I.M. Industries, Inc.
Dave Todaro, Ascendle
Gordon Tuttle, PSNH
Tim Yeaton, Black Duck Software, Inc.