CONCORD, NH – (June 20, 2012) Dr. Ross Gittell and Joseph B. Reilly joined the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation today. The organization marked its 50th anniversary this week.
Dr. Ross Gittell became Chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire this year. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago. He has acted as the James R. Carter Professor in the Department of Management at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Gittell has also taught at the Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy at the New School for Social Research in Manhattan, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Dr. Gittell is Vice President, forecast manager and board member of the New England Economic Partnership, a Director of the Exeter Trust Company, and a board member of Exeter Hospital and the Foundation for Healthy Communities. He was appointed by Governor Benson to the NH Consensus Revenue Estimating Committee, by Governor Lynch to the Economic Development Advisory Council and to the Shipyard Advisory Council, and worked with Governor Shaheen on economic policy. He served on the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Task Force for Philanthropy and was a board member of the New England Higher Education Public Policy Collaborative. Professor Gittell is also co-founder and co-director of the Green Launching Pad, an innovative and highly successful business accelerator program in New Hampshire.
Dr. Gittell has published books, articles and professional studies. He has been the recipient of several awards, including the Champion of Educational Opportunity Award from the NH Educational Opportunity Association and the Award for Excellence in Service from the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development.
Joseph B. Reilly is the co-founder and President/CEO of Centrix Bank. Prior to Centrix, Mr. Reilly served as Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking with Bank of New Hampshire. Earlier in his career he held several positions over 12 years with Fleet Bank.
Mr. Reilly holds an MBA from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire. He has acted as Chairman and Director of the New Hampshire Bankers Association (NHBA), Chairman of the NHBA Legislative Committee, State of New Hampshire Captain for Team 21, a national organization of the American Bankers Association (ABA), and a member of the Government Relations Council of the ABA.
In New Hampshire, Mr. Reilly has served on the Board of Directors of Catholic Medical Center, acted as Chairman of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, and served on its Board of Directors
Mr. Reilly has been involved with several nonprofits, including The Way Home and The Manchester Community Music School.
The foundation is governed by a 11-member board of directors that includes leaders of significant accomplishment from the business, public and nonprofit sectors in New Hampshire.
For 50 years, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has helped shape New Hampshire’s cultural, social, and environmental landscape — launching initiatives and building partnerships, working side-by-side with individuals, families, businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies. Through the years, their work together has proved the power of collaboration in serving the public good.
About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation serves communities throughout New Hampshire, southeastern Maine and eastern Vermont. The Charitable Foundation manages a growing collection of charitable funds created by individuals, families and corporations, and awards approximately $30 million annually in grants and scholarships. The Charitable Foundation is non-partisan, frequently playing the role of convener and catalyst on a broad spectrum of issues. Based in Concord, the Charitable Foundation roots itself in the communities through regional advisory boards. More information is available at www.nhcf.org or by calling 603-225-6641.