Managers Invited To Join UNH's Next Leadership Development Class
Contact:  Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
January 3, 2007

DURHAM, N.H. -- The Center for Family Business at the University of New Hampshire will launch its next Leadership Development Program Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, in Manchester.

“The Leadership Development Program is effective in assisting the next generation assume greater leadership roles in their family businesses. Attendees develop confidence, plan for the future, learn to apply new management skills to company projects and build a peer network of support,” says Stephen Fink, professor emeritus of management and organizational behavior, who teaches the class.

Participants from 42 family businesses have taken advantage of this opportunity. The deadline to enroll is Jan. 16, 2007. Tuition is $1,895 for members and $2,250 for nonmembers. For more information contact Barbara Draper at, or (603) 862-1107.

The center, under UNH’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics and the UNH Graduate School, is sponsored by Mass Mutual Financial Group, Thomas Davidow & Assoc., Baker Newman & Noyes, Pierce Atwood, MPI Management Planning, Inc., and Ocean National Bank. It is a membership program to provide owners and managers of entrepreneurial businesses with an opportunity to exchange ideas and information and to discuss business challenges and solutions.

PHOTO: A high-resolution photo of members of UNH’s 2006 Leadership Class at their graduation is available for download at

Front row L to R: Adria Bagshaw, W. H .Bagshaw Inc., Nashua; Tyler Kelly, New Hampshire Distributors, Inc., Concord; Jessica Michie, Michie Corp., Henniker; Rollins Janetos, Janco Electronics, Inc., Dover.

Back row L to R: Jason Michie, Michie Corp., Henniker; Aaron Bagshaw, W. H. Bagshaw, Inc., Nashua; Stephen Fink, professor, UNH; Pamela Webb Gentile, Saxonville Wholesale Lumber, Hampton.