Megane Charpentierdean of University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Right for four years, has been reappointed, the school said. Carpenter, who joined the institution in 2017, is also a full professor there.
The school said that under Carpenter’s leadership, it increased total enrollment by 243%, from 210 to 512 students, and quadrupled the number of minority students, with a current incoming class. at 21% ethnic and racial diversity, making it the most diverse school in the University of New Hampshire system. Carpenter was also praised for reinvigorating the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, launching new programs, and hiring a new director.
Dyer named winner of the Nixon-Zachos Prize
The New Hampshire Bar Foundation announced that Rodney Dyer, formerly of Westcott Law, is the 2022 recipient of the annual Nixon-Zachos Award, which is given to a lawyer who exemplifies lawyers both in practice and in their community. Dyer has played a major role in real estate and condominium development in central New Hampshire for over 35 years. He also has experience assisting clients with estate planning and estate administration.
Dyer will be honored at a dinner at Manchester Country Club on Tuesday April 12. For more information about the event, visit nhbarfoundation.org.
Willey named to board
Lakes Region Community Developers, Laconia, has announced that attorney Leigh Willey has joined its board of directors. Willey is currently the New Hampshire Underwriting Attorney for CATIC, which provides professional services to policy-issuing attorneys, insured lenders and buyers, and other members of the real estate community. Previously, she was a founding member of Boutin Law PLLC, where she focused on property closings, general litigation, corporate law and related legal matters.
SBDC and Tech Alliance offer free cybersecurity assessments
The NH Small Business Development Center and the NH Tech Alliance jointly announced a new program to provide free one-on-one cybersecurity reviews and training to businesses with up to 500 employees. The program will also include a one-on-one counseling appointment with a cybersecurity expert to discuss their cybersecurity maturity and receive an assessment with actionable steps companies can take to start protecting their business immediately.
To participate in the program, companies must apply and register to become an NH SBDC customer.
Participating cybersecurity consultants are Diana Kelley, co-founder of SecurityCurve, Christina Stokes, vice president of operations at Salt Cybersecurity, Craig Taylor, co-founder of Cyberhoot, and Ty Mezquita of Cyberhoot and Raf Boquetti, both also of Cyberhoot .
More information about the program and how to apply is available at nhsbdc.org/cybersecurity/reviews
Downs Rachlin Martin adds attorney
Daniel Jacobs joined the law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, working in the firm’s business law group in Burlington, Vt. He previously practiced as an investment management partner at Akin Gump, an international law firm in Washington, DC, where he focused on building and operating domestic and international private equity funds. DRM has offices in Vermont and New Hampshire.