We are pleased to announce our new Corporators who were recently confirmed by vote at the NHMB Annual Meeting: Elana Baron of Keene, Cara Burzynski of Rye, Caitlin Caserta of Walpole, Alona Florenz of Keene, Whitney Gagnon of Dover, and Beth San Soucie of Laconia.
Corporators have many important roles that help ensure the success of New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp and our sister companies – Meredith Village Savings Bank, Merrimack County Savings Bank, NHTrust and Savings Bank of Walpole. A Corporators’ most important responsibility is the election of highly qualified people to act as members of NHMB’s Board of Trustees and act on any bylaw changes that come before them. In addition Corporators can act in part as community representatives to ensure that the organization is on track in regards to serving community needs and providing first-hand impressions of the quality of services.
Elana Baron is an attorney with Bragdon, Baron & Kossayda, PC located in Keene, NH. She is licensed to practice law in NH, VT and MA and has substantial experience in the areas of real estate, civil litigation, probate and elder law, landlord-tenant law, collections and foreclosures, and corporate law. Elana has earned the professional certification of Certified Estate Planner.
Cara Burzynski is President of AeroDynamics and Revolution Scientific, family-owned businesses in Seabrook, NH. After a 25-year nursing career with a focus in clinical research, she made the seamless transition to aerospace manufacturing. Her background in nursing gives a unique perspective into quality, systems management, and compliance. AeroDynamics is a metal finishing company that serves the aerospace, defense and medical industries.
Caitlin Caserta is the co-owner of Walpole Valley Farms, The Hungry Diner, and The Inn at Valley Farms, all located in Walpole. A native of the area, Caitlin attended Keene State College and Université Rennes II in France earning degrees in Communications and French. After teaching French at the local schools for a few years, Caitlin and her husband Chris decided to start a small farm in 2006 focused on pasture-raised and grass-fed meats and eggs.
Alona Florenz is Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Financial Planning & Analysis for C&S Wholesale Grocers where she is responsible for deal analytics, including mergers and acquisitions, new customer opportunities and long-range financial planning. Alona earned a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College and an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Whitney Gagnon is an attorney at McLane Middleton Law Firm located in Newington where she serves as a director of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Department. She is licensed to practice law in NH and MA and her practice is focused in the areas of estate planning, elder law and probate and trust administration. Whitney received a dual Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Justice Studies, cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire and her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from New England Law – Boston.
Beth San Soucie serves as Deputy Director of Clean Energy NH located in Concord. Clean Energy is NH’s leading nonprofit clean energy advocate and educator. Previously she served as the Director of Communications with Stay Work Play NH, a nonprofit dedicated to attracting and retaining more young people to the state and she was owner/operator of Niche Boutique, a woman’s fashion boutique on wheels. A true NH native and proud Laconia “townie” she is committed to serving her community. Beth currently serves as Chair of Young Professionals in Energy and as a volunteer with Stay Work Play NH.
Recently retired NHMB Corporators include Susan Cerutti, Nathan Dutile, Linda Lacey, and Chris Swanson.