The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute’s fourth annual budget and policy conference, “Investing in New Hampshire’s Future: Strategies to Maintain a Strong Workforce and a Vibrant Economy,” was held Friday, January 13 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH.
More than 175 Granite State leaders gathered for the event, which featured a broad range of speakers addressing issues that impact New Hampshire’s ability to sustain and expand its workforce in the years ahead.
Speakers and Presentations
Below is the complete list of conference presenters with links to slide presentations.
Amanda Grappone Osmer, Fourth Generation Steward, Grappone Automotive Group
Plenary Session: Health and Health Care to Sustain a Productive Workforce
Moderator: Jo Porter, Director, UNH Institute of Health Policy and Practice
Lori Shibinette, Deputy Commissioner, NH Department of Health and Human Services
Vasuki Nagaraj, Medical Director, Lamprey Health Care – Nashua
Suellen Griffin, President/CEO, West Central Behavioral Health – Lebanon
Deirdre Fitzgerald, Marketing and Public Relations Manager, W.S. Badger Company
Plenary Session: Education to Drive a Growing 21st Century Economy
Moderator: Katie Merrow, Vice President, Community Impact, NH Charitable Foundation
Marjorie Droppa, Project Director, Impact Monadnock
Beth Doiron, Director of College Access and Dept. of Education Programs and Initiatives, Community College System of NH
Natasha Kolehmainen, Curriculum Director, Pelham School District
Mike Baymiller, Vice President of Human Resources, Hypertherm
Jeff Fuhrer, Executive Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Plenary Session: How to Make New Hampshire a More Attractive Place to Live and Work
Moderator: Yvonne Goldsberry, President, Endowment for Health
Ben Frost, Director of Legal and Public Affairs, NH Housing
Marti Ilg, Executive Director, Lakes Region Child Care Services, Inc.
Nathan Miller, AICP, Principal Transportation Planner, Southern NH Planning Commission
Tracy Hatch, President/CEO, Nashua Chamber of Commerce
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