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President's Circle

Comprised of distinguished business and community leaders, the Rivier University President’s Circle opens dialogue and promotes the exchange of ideas and approaches for dealing with issues impacting the businesses and organizations of New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

From its founding in 1933, Rivier has worked to meet community need for an educated citizenry. The University continues to meet those needs through a wide variety of high quality, state-of-the-art programs in diverse fields. The University has identified an additional need: to create a community dialog on critical issues of today and tomorrow. The Rivier President’s Circle will provide a forum for expert dialog on a variety of topics, generation of new ideas and approaches to deal with issues impacting our businesses and organizations, as well as the quality of life in our community today and tomorrow.

Spring 2016 President's Circle Leadership Forum

Challenges and Opportunities for New Hampshire Businesses featuring ...


Rivier University President's Circle hosted a Leadership Forum entitled "Challenges and Opportunities for New Hampshire Businesses" on May 18. The event featured three prominent chief executives: Howard Brodsky, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of CCA Global Partners; Michael L'Ecuyer, President and CEO of Bellwether Community Credit Union; and John E. Tulley II, President of Tulley Automotive Group. The well-known leaders shared their insights on New Hampshire's competitive business environment and the strategies that have led to their successes.

View our President’s Circle brochure.

Previous events and speakers have included:

      •    Governor Jeb Bush, 2016 Presidential Candidate and former Florida Governor
           (click here for press release)
      •    A Tribute to Leadership and Service recognizing The Honorable Donnalee Lozeau
           (click here for press release)
      •    Carly Fiorina, 2016 Presidential Candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO & 
           Chairman (click here for press release) 
      •    Newt Gingrich, Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Georgia
           (click here for press release) 
      •    Jon Huntsman, U.S. Ambassador to China (click here for press release) 
      •    Rick Santorum, Former U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania  (click here for press release) 
      •    Patrick Hughes, President and CEO of Fallon Community Health Plan 
           (click here for press release) 
      •    Dr. Kedar Gupta, CEO of ARC Energy; and Lisa LaFave, Vice President of 
           Global Customer Solutions for UPS (click here for press release) 
      •    Joseph Foster, Attorney General of New Hampshire
      •    New Hampshire Gubernatorial Debate featuring Democratic Candidate Maggie 
           Hassan and Republican Candidate Ovide Lamontagne
      •    Patrick G. Binns, Consul General of Canada to New England 
      •    Christopher Pope, Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 
           for the State of New Hampshire 
      •    Thomas Colantuono, Former United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire         

President’s Circle Scholarships

President’s Circle Scholarships provide financial aid assistance to the University’s most deserving and qualified students. Through a partnership between the University and leading businesses and organizations in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, the program provides a named scholarship award to a full-time student enrolled in one of the University’s more than 40 undergraduate academic majors.  Learn how your company can create a President’s Circle Scholarship.

President’s Circle Steering Committee

Paul Clark (chair)
President & CEO
Clark & Lavey Benefits Solutions, Inc.

William H. Barry, III
Attorney and Partner
Barry & Honorow, Attorneys at Law

Jim Burke
Burke Advertising

Karen Cooper
Vice President for University Advancement
Rivier University

Michael Croatti, `09 M.B.A.
Senior Vice President
UniFirst Corporation

David Cuzzi
Prospect Hill Strategies 

Ryan King
Director of Human Resources
McLane Middleton

Raymond Noel, `00 M.B.A.
Certified Private Wealth Advisor
Northeast Planning Associates

Richard Pease
Spectrum Marketing Companies

Donald Sommese
First Vice President
Morgan Stanley 

For additional information, contact the Office of University Advancement and Alumni Relations at (603) 897-8665. 


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