ATOM CEO To Judge Best Companies To Work For In NH

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 J

im 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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