EBC New Hampshire Briefing from the New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives and the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs


Date: February 6, 2018


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

This EBC New Hampshire program will provide EBC members from throughout New Hampshire and the other New England states with the opportunity to hear briefings from decision-makers at the State level influencing development, energy, community planning, and economic development.

Joe Doiron will begin the program with a discussion of the programs and opportunities of the new Office of Strategic Initiatives (formerly the Office of Energy and Planning). Mr. Doiron joins OSI from Senator Kelly Ayotte’s Manchester office. Taylor Caswell, the new (and first) Commissioner of the Department of Business and Economic Affairs, will then introduce the new Department and discuss his priorities for 2018 and beyond.

New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives

As of July 1, 2017, legislation went into effect that renames the Office of Energy and Planning (OEP) as the Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI). OSI includes the division of energy and the division of planning. The previous OEP functions and staff of the office remain the same.

OSI provides information, data and guidance to assist decision-makers on issues pertaining to development, land protection, energy use and community planning. We guide the state’s future growth through public policy development, education, research, and partnership building.

New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs

Governor Sununu refocused the divisions of economic development and travel and tourism by splitting them off into a new agency, forming the Department of Business and Economic Affairs (BEA). The BEA includes a Council of Partner Agencies, consisting of representatives of various state economic development entities, such as the Community Development Finance Authority, Business Finance Authority, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, and the Community College System, in order to foster better coordination of the state’s economic development efforts.

Final Agenda – New Hampshire Briefing from the NHOSI and the NHBEA



Program Chair:

  • Robert Varney, Chair, EBC New Hampshire Chapter; President, Normandeau Associates, Inc.

Speaker Agenda:

Briefing on the New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives

  • Joe Doiron, Deputy Director & State Energy Program Administrator, New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives

Introduction to the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs

  • Taylor Caswell, Commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by Bob Varney of Normandeau Associates.

Attendee List

Kristin Bahny TRC Project Manager
Robert Baskerville Bedford Design Consultants President
Tom Carney Charter Contracting Company, LLC Business Development
Stefan Claesson Nearview CEO
Kerrie Diers Normandeau Associates, Inc. Director of Planning & Communication
Michael Donahue Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella Attorney
Stephen Doran Substructure Active Partner
Richard Dumore Eversource Environmental Field Response Supervisor
Gary Garfield AECOM Principal Engineer
Gina Gulseth GZA Project Manager
Amy Hunt EA Engineering, Science and Technology, Inc., PBC Project Manager
Pete King Geosyntec Consultants Principal Engineer
Scott Knightly EnviroVantage President
Russ Lagueux EnSafe Inc Branch Manager
Yann Lamarche Québec Government Office in Boston
Nick Mucci Clean Earth Inc Mgr Bus Dvlp
Matthew Oliveira TRC Project Manager
Christopher Perkins Weston & Sampson Vice President
Michael Pizziferri Québec Government Office in Boston Public Affairs Attaché
Matt Preston EnviroVantage Business Development
Anthony Puntin BETA Group Associate
Michael Quinn McLane Middleton Director
Chuck Raymond Geosyntec Consultants Marketing Director
Muriel Robinette GZA GeoEnviromental, Inc Senior Consultant
Shelley Tamis Strategic Environmental Services, Inc. Business Development Manager

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.0 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

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