Business people for May 6
MARY D e VEAU, president and CEO of Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, was elected by the Visiting Nurse Associations of America’s Board of Directors as its new chair. DeVeau has been president and CEO of Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association since 1997. She has more than 15 years of senior management experience in visiting nurse associations and previously served as the Visiting Nurse Associations of America’s Board vice-chairwoman.
JESSE DEVITTE was named the first-ever recipient of the New Hampshire High Tech Council’s new Tech Champion award. Devitte is the co-founder of Borealis Ventures and the Borealis Granite Fund. He has built his career helping software companies succeed, while remaining active in the nonprofit community and serving on many statewide boards. He helped take Softdesk from a New Hampshire startup to a multinational public company before it was acquired by Autodesk, after which he joined the Autodesk executive staff.
ANNETTE HOLBA, associate professor of rhetoric at Plymouth State University, was honored with the 2013 Everett Lee Hunt Book Award by the Eastern Communication Association for the book she co-authored, An Overture to Philosophy of Communication, The Carrier of Meaning.
SCOTT CARTER joined Sovereign Consulting in Concord as a senior engineer. He has 15 years of engineering experience in the geotechnical and environmental industry and is registered as an engineer in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts.
ANDREA ISAAK ELLIOT, an administrator at Concord High School and Regional Technical Center, accepted the role of chair of the visiting committee to Mansfield High School in Massachusetts. She led the review of various educational components of the school and assisted in the preparation of the final report of the Mansfield High School evaluation.