Belknap EDC is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the Board of Directors: Jennifer Anderson of Laconia Motorcycle Week and Lakes Region Community College and Jodie Gallant of JMG Marketing & Business Strategy. The Board provides leadership for carrying out the organization’s mission to promote economic vitality and opportunity in Belknap County.
Jennifer Anderson is the full-time Deputy Director for the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association while also teaching Psychology at both Plymouth State University and Lakes Region Community College. In addition to her new appointment to the Belknap EDC Board of Directors, Jennifer also serves as co-chair of the Belknap Mill Society, secretary of Gilda’s Club (a cancer support community) and President-elect of the Laconia Rotary Club. She resides in downtown Laconia and is incredibly impressed with the resilience of the city and the opportunities for residents and visitors for both work and play.
Business Strategist and Coach for JMG Business Strategy, Jodie Gallant uses her experience in marketing and planning, paired with owning five NH local businesses while raising a vibrant family, to inspire, lead, and support entrepreneurs to achieve the life they desire through the design of their business. Having left a secure 15-year corporate career in 2012 to build two family businesses alongside her husband and three small children, Jodie quickly realized the hustle and grind was not going to work. Today she guides her clients to achieve their goals with the support of the strategies and tools she lives by.
Chris Walkley of Bank of New Hampshire will serve as chairman of the 2020 Board of Directors. Chris was born and raised in the Lakes Region and has a true appreciation for what the community and surrounding areas offer. Chris joined the board initially as a board member to better understand and assist the Lakes Region with opportunities for growth and development and looks forward to chairing such an impactful organization. Chris resides in Gilford with his wife and twin boys and enjoys spending time on the Lake or in the Mountains.
The other officers of the organization are Andrew Pike, Opechee Construction, Vice-Chairman; Allison Ambrose, Wescott Law, Secretary; and Brian Bozak, Franklin Savings Bank, Treasurer.