The Board of Directors for the Coös Economic Development Corporation is a carefully selected group of talented individuals from a wide variety of disciplines. Our current roster includes individuals from the banking industry, the hospitality industry, government, education, small business, and healthcare. This diversity allows us is to objectively tackle projects and meet the needs of our clients.
For nearly 30 years, Bob worked at two Fortune 150 companies, Arrow Electronics and Avnet Electronics. Both companies were global distributors of semiconductors, providing supply chain solutions for OEM customers around the world. Beginning his career in an entry-level position, Bob rose to hold positions such as: Director of Sales of Canada & Mid-Atlantic States, Director of Hiring/Recruiting Programs North America, Director of Customer Relations Management programs for North & South America, and one of Arrow’s global leaders for Arrow’s new Oracle ERP design and implementation.
Bob and his wife also owned a Motel, Restaurant and Bar on Cranberry Lake in the Adirondacks. A former Executive Director of CEDC, Bob also serves on the board of Directors at North Country Council.
Avis E. Brosseau, a resident of Brunswick, VT, and is a Senior Vice President - Credit Admin. Manager for Bangor Savings Bank in Colebrook, NH. Avis began her banking career 30 years ago and joined First Colebrook Bank n/k/a Granite Bank in 1992. Brosseau has held several positions within the bank to include VP Commercial Loan Officer, VP Compliance Officer, Senior Vice President – Northern Regional Manager, SVP Chief Credit Administration Officer and currently holds the position of SVP Finance. Brosseau also serves as Secretary/Clerk and Treasurer of Granite Bank and First Colebrook Bancorp, Inc.
Brosseau holds a bachelor’s degree from Lyndon State College in Business Administration and received her MBA from Plymouth State University. She attended Northern New England School of Banking as well as the New England School of Banking.
Brosseau’s civic and community involvement currently includes a board seat on Coos Economic Development Corporation as well Vice President, and member of the Finance/Loan and Grant Committees; New Hampshire Small Business Development Center Advisory Board Member; and board member of Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital. Past affiliations include Coos Economic Development Corporation’s Treasurer, board member of both Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital Coalition and North Country Chamber of Commerce and sat on the Finance Committee of Indian Stream Health Center.
Andy Nadeau is president and co-owner of Horizons Engineering, Inc., northern New Hampshire’s leading civil, land surveying and environmental consulting firm. A licensed surveyor in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Andy has 25 years’ experience in the land development field. Andy’s career has spanned seven states, with an emphasis on residential, commercial and institutional development, large-scale utility projects, hotel and resort development and complicated boundary and title issues. Andy is a former co-owner of a southern Maine firm, and relocated back to the family farm in Lancaster in 2006 with his wife Jeanne and their large family. Andy also serves as a member of the Lancaster planning board and is a church musician at Gate of Heaven parish in Lancaster.
Glenn joined North Country Council in 2014 as a Senior Economic Development Planner. He serves as staff to the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Steering Committee and works closely with communities and other stakeholders in the North Country Economic Development District to help advance projects that create job opportunities and add to the overall economic base of the region.
Glenn was previously Economic Development Director for the NH Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA), a State entity that provides funding for community development projects statewide. He was responsible for overseeing economic development grant making for the agency, as well as implementation of the NH Investment Tax Credit Program administered by CDFA. Glenn came to CDFA in 2001 after a 23-year career in the private sector where he held management positions in sales, marketing and business development for several high technology firms.
Glenn earned his Bachelor’s degree from Framingham State College, and his Master’s in Resource Administration and Management from the University of New Hampshire. He is a Certified and Credentialed Economic Developer through the New Hampshire Economic Development Association and Northeastern Economic Developers Association, and is also the recipient of the Daniel Quinlan Award for outstanding community planning, and the Community Builder Award from the Gideon Masonic Lodge.
Glenn lives in Kingston, NH at Evergreen Farm where he grows Christmas Trees and maintains the mid-1800s farmstead. He is also very active in the community, serving on the town Planning Board, Historic District Commission, Capital Improvements Committee, Library Strategic Planning Committee and Rockingham Planning Commission. Glenn is an old car buff and an avid Contra Dancer, as well.
Carol Miller has been the Director of Broadband Technology, at the Division of Economic Development, the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development, since November 2009. Carol is a native of the North Country. Born in Berlin and a resident of Gorham, her career covers a wide range of technologies. She was co-owner and founder of NCIA with husband Jeff Schall. As an entrepreneur they built an internet service business in the underserved North Country deploying changing technologies from dial-up, dsl, and wireless high speed service across the northern 3 counties. Carol managed the internet business, and established and grew a retail network and computer center. In addition she is an adjunct faculty at WMCC teaching financial software and has been a part-time radio disk jockey for FM and AM stations in the North Country for over 15 years. Her affiliations and state-wide networking skills got her the position she holds today which has allowed the Division of Economic Development to focus on broadband and its economic benefits to the State of NH.
Representative Henry Noel
Berlin – Member, Coös County Delegation representing Berlin
I was born December 8 1949 and brought up in Berlin; graduated from local schools - Notre Dame High School 1967, then
earned a BA (English) at Boston College, 1971.
Returned to the North Country and started to work at the Cog Railway in 1974, then went on to the North Stratford Railroad in 1976 working out of Beecher Falls VT. In 1982 I took work with James River Corporation in Berlin where I managed the Berlin Mills Railway until 1998 when Crown Vantage (local spinoff from James River) sold the railroad operation to St Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad.
I switched careers and was allowed to manage the Mills' 2 Wastewater operations until 2001, when Pulp & Paper of America (successor to CV) declared bankruptcy, and I left the Mills.
In 2002 I accepted work with the City of Berlin as a Lab Technician in their Wastewater Treatment Plant; I promoted to Superintendent of that operation in 2007 when the previous Superintendent left. I worked as Superintendent until my retirement last year in March.
Now retired, I have just been elected one of three Representatives from Berlin to the General Court in Concord.
Scott G. Colby currently serves as president of Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH) with experience in healthcare strategic planning, business operations and development, medical management collaboration, financial analysis, team building, and growth initiatives. Prior to joining UCVH in 2016, he held the position of senior vice president of sales and executive director for Minuteman Health in Manchester, NH.
As president, he manages the day-to-day operations of UCVH and its more than 120 employees based in Colebrook, New Hampshire. He is responsible for ensuring patient care and maintaining the financial integrity of the hospital. Colby reports to the UCVH board of directors the CEO of North Country Healthcare. Colby also has a role within North Country Healthcare in developing a secure health system that will preserve access to high-quality healthcare for people in northern New Hampshire and Vermont.
Scott has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s of science in management–health care administration degree from New England College. He also is a 2002 graduate of Leadership Manchester. He has held positions as executive vice president of the New Hampshire Medical Society, director of government affairs and managed care of Catholic Medical Center, and manager of network contracting of Tufts Health Plan. Scott currently serves on several other boards in the area including the 45th Parallel EMS, Borders Development Corporation, North Country Community Recreation Center and Indian Stream Health Center.
Shawn was born and raised in Coös County. He attended college in Concord NH and since 1986 has worked with his family for Percy Tackle Inc., PL Cote, and LL Cote in Errol, NH. Shawn and his sister currently own the LL Cote store providing a comprehensive inventory of hunting, fishing, and camping equipment. The store also boasts one of the largest fresh water fishing tackle shops in America and one of the oldest fly-tying companies in the World! LL Cote is also known for its large selection of firearms, shoes, clothing, hardware, lumber, gasoline, ice cream and authentic Amish Furniture.
Shawn also owns and operates White Moose Realty LLC and serves as a Selectman in Millsfield, member of the Errol Ambulance Service, and a volunteer Fire Fighter. Shawn is a true champion of the North Country where he lives with his wife and three children.
Tamara Roberge was born in California and moved to the North Country in 1982. Her experience is varied in that she has managed convenience stores and medical practices, worked as a licensed surveyor in training and as the Program Assistant for Community and Corporate Affairs at White Mountains Community College prior to becoming the Coordinator of Workforce Development and Community Education. Tamara believes her primary function in her position is to build and strengthen relationships with local and regional businesses, community based programs, state agencies and other stakeholders of workforce development. She is responsible for developing and implementing non-credit and customized training for business and industry. When asked what excites her most about the role, she responded, “I am excited to continue the positive momentum of the region’s business resurgence while forging collaborative opportunities for training and development.”
In her spare time, Tamara is as an adjunct faculty member for White Mountains Community College. She enjoys gardening, fishing and camping with her husband, three daughters and seven grandchildren.
Sarah is the Commercial Loan Officer for Passumpsic Savings Bank in Lancaster. She has over twenty-five years of banking experience in the North Country. Her career began in 1985 as a teller, working through the various departments of a local community bank. In 2007 she took on the role as a Commercial Lender utilizing her skills to assist clients in managing and growing their businesses of all sizes. In addition to her role as Treasurer for CEDC, she also serves as a Trustee for Weeks Medical Center, is a member of the Col. Town Investment Committee as well as a Board Member for the Vermont Chapter of RMA. Sarah and her family reside in Lancaster, NH.