Justin Slattery, Executive Director | 603.524.3057

A New Hampshire native, Justin joined Belknap EDC in 2014 as its Executive Director.  He is responsible for implementing Belknap EDC's four strategic goals: 1.) retain and attract young talent; 2.) support creative entrepreneurs; 3.) enhance workforce development programming; and 4.) be a pro-active catalyst, partner, investor, and/or owner in property development that enhances quality of place or economic opportunity in Belknap County. He joined Belknap EDC from the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development where he worked on workforce and economic development initiatives throughout the state including the Upper Valley, Monadnock, and Seacoast regions. His career has spanned private, public, and non-profit sectors. He has served on numerous economic development boards and commissions and was recently appointed by Governor Maggie Hassan to serve on the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and earned his MBA from Plymouth State University.

Board of Directors

Chair: Chris Walkley, Bank of New Hampshire

Vice Chair: Andrew Pike, Opechee Construction

Secretary: Allison Ambrose, Wescott Law

Treasurer: Brian Bozak, Franklin Savings Bank

Jennifer Anderson, Lakes Region Community College

    & Laconia Motorcycle Week Association

Bill Bald, Melcher and Prescott
Larissa Baia, Lakes Region Community College

Gracie Cilley, Retired Banker

Chris Dickinson, Northway Bank

Jeanie Forrester, Town of Meredith

Jodie Gallant, JMG Marketing & Business Strategy

Gary Groleau, NH Ball Bearings, Inc.

Jeff Hayes, Lakes Region Planning Commission

Chris Kelly, Bayside Realty

Paul Onthank, Healthcare Finance Director (retired)

Chair, Chris Walkley, Bank of New Hampshire

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Belknap Economic Development Council

383 South Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246

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