Boston Red Sox Vice Chairman Speaks at UNH CEO Forum

Contact: Barbara Draper

Sept. 15, 2003

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire CEO Forum is pleased to present “Success through Risk—Why It’s Good to Find the Outside of the Envelope: The Boston Red Sox Acquisition,” a presentation by Boston Red Sox partner and Vice Chairman Leslie Otten, Thursday, Sept. 25, at the New England Center. A breakfast buffet will be served at 8:30 a.m. with the presentation following from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

As one of the two founders of the investment group that acquired the Club, Otten will provide his perspective on the acquisition of the team and its affect on both the club and major league baseball. Otten also is former owner and CEO of American Skiing Co., one of North America’s largest ski resort companies; owner of Sunday River ski resort; and one of Inc. magazine’s entrepreneurs of the year.

Initiated in 1997, the CEO Forum is an outreach program of the UNH Whittemore School of Business and Economics and the Division of Continuing Education serving CEOs, presidents and senior managers of companies in Northern New England. The Forum provides its members with opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with their peers in business and industry in an informal setting. Annual membership in the CEO Forum is $695, which includes breakfast for two at each of the five seminars. The CEO Forum is sponsored by the law firm of Pierce Atwood.

This year’s CEO Forum speakers include: Leslie Otten, partner and vice chairman of the Boston Red Sox; William Igoe, general manager, Berlin Mill Fraser Paper; Duane Montopoli, president/CEO, Hitchner Manufacturing Co.; John McTear, vice president asset management, Con Edison; and Chris Zimmerman, president/CEO, Bauer Nike Hockey.

For more information about this month’s presentation and becoming a member of the CEO Forum, visit call Barbara Draper at (603) 862-1107, or e-mail her at