NHFPI Announces Leadership Transition

CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute (NHFPI) will be embarking on a leadership transition in 2022.

NHFPI Executive Director AnnMarie French has announced plans to step down from the role of Executive Director later this year to dedicate more time for family and explore new opportunities. AnnMarie has served as NHFPI’s Executive Director since 2018, and previously held the role of Communications Manager from 2014 to 2017.

“It has been a true privilege to lead this incredible organization and to work with such an amazing team of talented and dedicated individuals,” said AnnMarie. “I am so proud of all that we have accomplished together. I look forward to continuing to work with NHFPI’s Board, staff, and partners in the coming months to set the stage for the organization’s next phase of growth.”

Under AnnMarie’s leadership, NHFPI has expanded its staff, increased the organization’s revenue, and established strong partnerships that have enhanced the organization’s impact. AnnMarie was the driving force propelling NHFPI’s work throughout the pandemic, which provided critical context for the pandemic’s impacts on Granite Staters.

“On behalf of the entire NHFPI Board, I’d like to thank AnnMarie for her leadership and for all that she has done to advance and expand NHFPI’s vital role in New Hampshire,” said NHFPI Board Chair Bruce King. “AnnMarie has done an exceptional job leading NHFPI’s growth, building a talented team, and guiding the organization’s work.”

NHFPI’s 2018 work examining economic disparity and fiscal capacity at the local level created a basis for deepening understanding of the challenges facing Granite State residents and communities. This work served as the foundation for a 2019 partnership with the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) on the creation of CDFA’s Community Progress Indicators. NHFPI’s ongoing work with CDFA and others in the area of understanding local economic conditions has made the organization a key resource for data, analysis, and insight on the challenges facing Granite Staters and how public policy can increase access to opportunity.

NHFPI’s ongoing focus on the economic security of Granite Staters includes its 2022 virtual event series, Building an Equitable and Inclusive Economic Recovery. The next event in the series will be held in September and will highlight opportunities for New Hampshire to leverage available federal relief funds for improved outcomes and greater access to opportunity for all Granite Staters. NHFPI will release additional related publications and resources this fall.

“NHFPI has a talented staff, a committed Board of Directors, and strong partnerships throughout the Granite State,” added Bruce King. “The organization has a strong financial foundation and is well positioned for continued growth.”

NHFPI’s Board has engaged Peggy Sand of Creative Consultants, LLC, to lead a national search for the organization’s next Executive Director. NHFPI expects to launch this search in late July. More details and the position posting can be found at: https://nhfpi.org/about/careers/executive-director/

About New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute

The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute is an independent, nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to exploring, developing, and promoting public policies that foster economic opportunity and prosperity for all New Hampshire residents, with an emphasis on low- and moderate-income families and individuals. Learn more at www.nhfpi.org.