Business, Law Firm, and Community Leadership in New Hampshire

Purpose: To examine leadership in New Hampshire’s business and legal industries by engaging with leaders in those areas.

Goals for the session:

  • Establish New Hampshire as the geographic and economic context for the Leadership Academy
  • Learn about statewide leadership organizations
  • Be inspired to take action, matching your interests and experiences with in-state needs
  • Learn about what leadership opportunities exist in New Hampshire and how to get involved


1:00     Welcome/Introduction.  Discussion of purpose and goals for the session.

 1:10     Panel Discussion: Leading in the business field, from a business perspective

            Scott Ellison, Esq., Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson, Sec’y Business & Industry Assoc. (BIA)

            Nancy Sampo, President and Co-owner of Enviro-Tote, Inc.

2:15     Presentation: Starting and Operating a Business in New Hampshire

            Michael Hauptly-Pierce, Lithermans Limited Brewing Company

3:00     Presentation: Planning to Lead in New Hampshire’s Law Firms

Guest Speaker: Arthur G. Greene, Esq.

 3:55     Brief Break   

 4:00     Presentation: What is NH?  Myths and Realities.

Presentation and discussion on demographics, the economy and the future of NH.

Steve Norton, Executive Director of the NH Center for Public Policy Studies

5:00     Leading in the Legal Field

Thomas Velardi, Esq., Strafford County Attorney

            Allison Ambrose, Esq., Wescott Law, P.A.

            Richard Samuels, Esq., McLane Middleton

6:00     Adjourn and Reception at Litherman’s Limited

Session Planners:      Joseph Driscoll, IV, Jacob Marvelley

Scenes from the Business Module