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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Back row, from left: Leo Dwyer, Joan Aubrey, Carolyn Kedersha, Harry Viens, Daniel Senie, Edward French, Jeffrey Morrill; Front row, from left: Georgie Thomas, Joseph Kwasnik, Brenda Boisvert, Tom Mongeon

NHEC is governed by an elected 11-member Board of Directors. The Board appoints a President/CEO who oversees the Cooperative’s day-to-day oprations. Check back soon for a complete list of current board members to reflect the June 2018 election results

Board Agenda – July 31, 2018 Governance Team Agenda – July 30, 2018Hidden Text to pass ADA

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Joseph Kwasnik

Board Chair

NHEC Service Location: North Conway, NH
Character of NHEC Service Location: Residential – Second Home
Primary Residence: Concord, NH

Joe Kwasnik has served a total of eight years on the Board of the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative.   He has been Chairman of the Board for the last two years and is serving a third year beginning in June, 2018.

Work Experience
Joe was employed by a number of companies during his professional years including work as a geophysicist and consulting engineer.

Beginning in 1978 and ending in 2009, he worked for National Grid and its US predecessor companies beginning as an environmental engineer and ultimately serving as the U.S. Vice President of Environment and, his last position, as Head of Climate Change located in the United Kingdom.

Beginning in 2010 and continuing through 2015, he worked as a Senior Energy Consultant to CERES in Boston, Massachusetts.

Joan Aubrey

Secretary

NHEC Service Location: Jackson, NH
Character of NHEC Service Location: Residential – Primary Home
Primary Residence: Jackson, NH

Work Experience
Joan’s work experience includes 25 years at Northeast Utilities (now known as Eversource, Inc.), the largest utility in New England. After starting in power plant safety analysis, she moved into the emerging competitive electric energy markets in New England and the Northeast region.  Joan held management positions in; strategic planning, electric power pricing, electric power portfolio management and sales of electric power to wholesale and retail customers.  Prior to working at Northeast Utilities, Joan worked for Combustion Engineering, Westinghouse Inc. and at Argonne National Laboratory

Harry Viens

Board Member

NHEC Service Location: Center Harbor, NH

Character of NHEC Service Location: Residential

Primary Residence: Center Harbor, NH

Work Experience
Harry began his career in marketing in Boston as a copywriter. From there he worked with firms in New York, Chicago, San Francisco ultimately settling in Connecticut as a partner in Mason & Madison, a New Haven based advertising agency where he spent 20+ years transforming the company into a marketing, branding and business development consultancy. During his time there Harry built the firm from a small local agency with 12 people into a regional company with 80+ people and $50MM in sales, serving companies such as GM, Black & Decker, Saab, Beretta USA, Verizon Wireless and SAS Airlines. In 2004 he retired and currently provides marketing and business development consulting services on a part-time basis.

Carolyn Kedersha

Board Member

Community: Tuftonboro

From 1988 -2013, Carolyn worked as a senior executive at BNY Mellon. During her tenure she rose to co-managing the $10 billion Emerging Markets fund, which outperformed nine out of ten years while maintaining a significantly lower risk profile. She also headed up the International and Emerging Market Small Cap Strategies. Prior to BNY Mellon, she worked at Fidelity, where she was an analyst, and at PwC, where she was an auditor. Whether it was as an industry analyst covering electric utilities, or as an auditor on Rochester Gas & Electric and Niagara Mohawk, Carolyn has had a long standing appreciation of the unique structure and operating challenges facing electric companies.

Brenda Boisvert

Board Member

NHEC Service Location: Campton, NH
Character of NHEC Service Location: Residential
Primary Residence: Campton, NH

Work Experience
02-18-1970 to 10-01-14 employed at NHEC in Human Resources, experience includes operational knowledge: benefits administration, payroll, contract negotiations, EEOC, employee relations, counseling and coaching, EAP administration, hiring/dismissal duties

Thomas Mongeon

Vice Chair

NHEC Service Location: Rumney, NH
Character of NHEC Service Location: Residential – Second Home
Primary Residence: Hampton, NH

Work Experience
Tom is the Executive Director/CEO of the Executive Service Corps, a nonprofit comprising 38 volunteer senior executives and professionals who donate their business expertise to help other nonprofits. He is also an adjunct graduate professor teaching courses in “IT Intelligence and Business Strategy” and “Organizational Leadership and Change” in the Masters in Computer Information Systems program at New England College. A former Fortune 100 executive, Tom has led diverse teams of professionals, built organizations and managed highly complex projects for corporations including GE, Honeywell, United Technologies, the World’s largest distributor of semiconductors and ISO New England – New England’s regional transmission (electrical grid) operator. He also worked in the distribution engineering department of an electric utility and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Electrical Power in New Hampshire.

Georgie Thomas

Board Member

NHEC Service Location: Intervale, NH
Character of NHEC Service Location: Residential – Rental
Primary Residence: Belfast, ME

Work Experience
Georgie spent 5 years as Vice President of the Government Banking/Not for Profit Division of Citizens Bank NH. She served nearly 18 years as the New Hampshire State Treasurer where she was responsible for all cash management and investment and debt management for the State of New Hampshire. As Treasurer she was a member of numerous statutory boards and committees including: Nuclear Decommissioning Finance Committee, College Savings Plan Advisory Committee, NH Retirement System, Business Finance Authority, and NH Municipal Bond Bank. Georgie’s other experience includes: Budget Director, Yankee Publishing, Treasurer, Penntech Papers (now a subsidiary of Domtar Industries), and service in the Treasurer’s Department of Exxon Corporation in New York City, developing the four-year financial outlook for world wide operations and financing the TransAlaska Pipeline.

Leo Dwyer

Board Member

NHEC Service Location: Sandwich, NH
Character of NHEC Service Location: Residential – Primary Home
Primary Residence: Sandwich, NH

Work Experience
Leo has had a wide-ranging career often involved with businesses or industries in startup mode or navigating major changes. Just after college he worked with the Solar Energy Research Institute – predecessor to the National Renewable Energy Lab on projects related to energy consumption in large commercial and industrial buildings and spent a few years practicing architecture and designing energy efficient buildings.

A detour to an MBA then lead to a series of adventures ranging from starting passenger ferry service between NYC and NJ, growing a specialty cheese business on a small island off the south coast of Australia, a stint in the Industrial/Automotive battery business, the startup of the first main stream e-book publishing business and more recently the development of institutional scale wood fired CHP facilities.

Leo now consults from his home office in Sandwich.

Jeffrey Morrill

Board Member

NHEC Service Location: Thornton, NH
Character of NHEC Service Location: Residential – Primary Home
Primary Residence: Thornton, NH

Work Experience
Jeff is an energetic, highly creative executive providing leadership and vison across all business functions including strategic planning, product development, R&D, marketing, sales, and operations.  He has a record of growth in both revenues and profits.  Jeff is a results-oriented decision marker who creates high performance teams and is a skilled consensus-builder.

Jeff has worked in a variety of general management, marketing and sales roles at major corporations like Johnson & Johnson, Nestle Foods and the Borden Food Company.  He has also been an entrepreneur and led two early stage companies. Jeff is currently Senior Director of Business Development and Strategy at C Space, a consulting firm owned by Omnicom Corporation.

Jeff also serves as a Board Advisor to Aptima, a Human Centered Engineering company.  He is advising one of their portfolio companies, Advanced Diabetic Systems (ADS), to help advance its predictive analytics program for glycemic control in intensive care units.