Harry Viens

NHEC Service Location: Center Harbor, NH

Character of NHEC Service Location: Residence – Primary Home

Primary Residence:   Center Harbor, NH

Work Experience

Harry began his career in marketing in Boston as a copywriter. From there he worked with Marketing firms in New York, Chicago and 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 Eversource (Northeast Utilities), Duracell (P&G), 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. His primary skills are team building, research, data analysis and strategic planning.

He has served for 10 years on the Board of New Hampshire Electric Co-op.


As an undergraduate student Harry worked in the music/concert business in Washington DC to help pay for his education. He has a BA from Georgetown and an MBA from UCONN.Harry studied abroad in Italy during High School, and then again during college, in Austria. He has extensive training in the Electric Cooperative model earning Director Gold Certification, the highest level awarded by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

Community Service

Passionate about conservation and community service, Harry has been a Selectman in Center Harbor for over ten years and also serves on the Center Harbor Conservation Commission, Heritage Committee and is former Chair of the Planning Board. He also is a former member of the LRCT (Lakes Region Conservation Trust) Lands Committee, working to identify and conserve land and wetlands throughout the Lakes Region. In 2020 he was appointed by the Governor to the State Commission on Aging.

Contact:   Cell (203) 641-3446  viensh@nhec.com