President's Circle Leadership Forum hosted prominent NH business leaders on Nov. 2

From left to right: Paul Clark, President's Circle Chair; Gerardine Ferlins; Dr. William Brewster; Cathleen Schmidt; and Sr. Paula Marie Buley, IHM.

Rivier University President’s Circle presented a Leadership Forum titled “Challenges and Opportunities for New Hampshire Businesses” on Nov. 2, led by three successful business executives. Business and community leaders gathered at Rivier University for this networking event.

Dr. William Brewster, Vice President Regional Market–N.H. of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Ms. Gerardine Ferlins, President and CEO of Cirtronics Corporation, and Ms. Cathleen Schmidt, Executive Director and CEO of McLane Middleton addressed forum attendees on the challenges and opportunities their industries face in today’s competitive, global business environment and the strategies that have led to their companies’ growth. All three speakers focused on the value of human resources and pointed to supporting their employees personal and professional goals as keys to overall business success.

“President’s Circle leadership forums advance the exchange of ideas for continued economic prosperity in our region,” says Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, President of Rivier University. “Today's speakers’ expertise and innovations offered insight and inspiration to other business and community leaders.”

The Rivier University President’s Circle brings together business and community leaders to discuss issues that impact the businesses and citizens of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. To learn more about the President’s Circle, please visit