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Best Companies to Work For in NH 2013 - BMA's 13th Year

BMA has partnered with Business NH Magazine for the past 13 years to identify the Best Companies To Work For in NH. When we became partners in 2000, BMA took responsibility for enhancing and evolving the competition and in the actual managing of the process for the onsite visits. Our role has included:

  • Initiating the onsite visits as an integral part of the judging process.
  • Developing the scoring criteria and assessment forms used for the onsite visits.
  • Assembling the Assessment Teams and scheduling and facilitating the visits.
  • Creating the Hall of Fame for organizations who have won four out of five years and inviting their CEOs/Presidents to be the Lead Judges on the visits.

Each team of four - three members and a BMA Facilitator - visits from two to four of the 20 semi-finalists, depending on the company size and its location. This year we thank the following senior leaders who contributed their time and expertise to the success of the process:

Mike Jurnak - Principal-in-charge Barry Dunn, Manchester Office
Paul Barkworth - VP Administration/Corporate Controller Centripetal Networks
Pat Vaillancourt - Director of Operations Northeast Delta Dental
Yusi Turell - Exec. Director Center on Social Innovation & Finance, Carsey Institute UNH
Jim O'Donnell - Founding Partner 2TheTopMarketing, Inc.
Karen Brieger - VPHR Bottomline Technologies
Gayle Price - Senior VP Director of HR, Bank of NH
Gary Lemay - NH Electric Co-op         
Tom Herer - CEO Atom Group
Josh Robertson - President Checkmate Workforce Management Solutions
Melissa Clickner - HR Manager Schleuniger, Inc.
Gayle Henderson - Dir. of Operations PIXELMedia
Marc Jacques - Academic/Economic Affairs Officer for New England Consulate General of Canada
Kristin Kowaliw – HR Manager Corning Specialty Materials
Dawn Barker – VPHR RiverWoods at Exeter
Candace McCloy – VPHR  Measured Progress
Don DeAngelis – Fire Chief Town of Epping
Carla Braveman – VO for  Home and Community Services Elliot Health System
Mike Elmer – Director of Capabilities Coca Cola Bottling Co. Northern New England
Wendy Switzer – Healthcare Administrator Bellamy/Watson Fields Assisted Living
Daniel Henderson - Corporate Relations Officer Keene State College

The 2013 Assessment Team Facilitators

Bruce Mast – President, Bruce Mast & Associates, Inc.
Phil Suter - BMA Associate, President Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce
Matt Mowry - Editor Business NH Magazine
Heidi Copeland - President Millyard Communications


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