Business people for April 4, 2021

Published: 4/3/2021 1:00:19 PM

Edward D. Philpot, Jr. and Anne Zinkin, New Hampshire attorneys, will represent the state as national judges for the “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” National Finals, to be held virtually April 23 - 26, 2021. Participating students have an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Constitutional Law principles while evaluating, taking and defending positions on a number of relevant historical and contemporary issues. Philpot practices out of Laconia and is the immediate past president of the New Hampshire Bar Association. Zinkin works for the New Hampshire Supreme Court. 

Chris Prior, EnviroVantage’s vice president of indoor air quality, has been named to the IICRC Consensus Body for the S530 Standard for Indoor Environmental Assessment for Suspected Mold Contaminated Structures. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, founded in 1972, maintains the industry’s highest standards for the inspection, cleaning and restoration of the built environment.  Prior is a certified mold inspector and certified mold remediation supervisor. 

Patricia (“Tricia”) Ballard is a Preti Flaherty alum who rejoined the firm’s Concord office as Of Counsel after several years practicing transactional and creditors rights law and government affairs and administrative litigation in Lexington, Kentucky. She is a graduate of Boston College Law School, where she was a member of the Business Law Society and a senior editor and writer for the Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest. She earned a bachelor’s in communications studies at Merrimack College.

Barbara McLean Ward joined the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire in the new position of senior grant writer and program developer. Ward was formerly the director/curator of the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden where she instituted the groundbreaking program for high school students entitled “Exploring the Issue of Slavery in the Era of the American Revolution” under a Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  Ward holds a Ph.D. in American and New England Studies from Boston University. 

John Young is retiring as president and CEO of New Hampshire Federal Credit Union. Young plans to retire at the conclusion of 2021 after having served NHFCU and its membership for more than 25 years, the last 27 as president/CEO. In his tenure, he led NHFCU’s growth from a $60 million organization to nearly $315 million today.  In addition, he championed financial education and financial wellness for both the credit union’s members and the surrounding New Hampshire communities, including the award-winning CU 4 Reality financial education program and the inception of NHFCU’s own Centers for Finance & Education, where financial education and coaching are provided for all.

Christopher Moore has joined St. Mary’s Financial Services team as an associate financial advisor. A resident of Manchester, Moore is set to graduate from Southern New Hampshire University with a bachelor of science in business studies this year. 

Timothy J. Collia has recently announced plans to retire from his position as Northeast Credit Union’s president and chief executive officer in the summer of 2021. Collia spent 10 years as the president/chief executive officer of Woodlands Credit Union and the last seven years, in the same capacity, leading Northeast Credit Union. Since Collia became President and CEO in 2014, Northeast Credit Union has expanded its branch network from 14 to 19 locations, completed a successful merger with Ocean Communities Federal Credit Union expanding the organization’s footprint in Maine, increased assets from $1 billion to more than $1.8 billion, and grew the membership from 101,000 to over 139,000. 

Michael Potter has been promoted to Middleby Group president,  expanding his responsibilities to lead Middleby fryer brands Pitco, Ultrafryer and Anets. He will direct and oversee day-to-day operations of the brands, which are headquartered at their manufacturing facilities in Bow.  Potter will continue to be responsible for QualServ Solutions in Fort Smith, Ark. and Follett Europe in Poland, both primarily fabrication facilities.

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