In September, the UNH Foundation board elected a new slate of officers who will help see CELEBRATE 150: The Campaign for UNH to the finish line. Brian McCabe ’91, Christine St. Martin Carberry ’82 and Tom Arrix ’86 assumed the roles of chair, vice chair and secretary, respectively, at the board’s fall meeting.
McCabe’s service to UNH began with his tenure as student body president. After graduating with both a B.A. in economics and a B.S. in business administration from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, now the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, he remained in New Hampshire to work on several Republican political campaigns and later founded his own public affairs firm. Today, he’s a managing partner at DCI Group, one of the largest independent public affairs firms in the country.
A leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, Carberry reconnected with UNH in recent years to serve on the development board for the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, from which she earned her degree in biochemistry. She spent more than 25 years at Biogen and worked for FORUM Pharmaceuticals before joining Keryx Biopharmaceutical in 2017 as the company’s chief operating officer. A proud UNH parent, she’s also served as a mentor for the UNH Alumni Association Pathways program, and in 2016 established the St. Martin Career Exploration office in COLSA to provide support to students interested in pursuing life science careers.
As managing partner at Adjacency Partners, Arrix helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into high-performing companies. Prior to cofounding Adjacency, Arrix spent seven years at Facebook, serving from 2006–2013 as vice president, global marketing solutions and overseeing the social media giant’s growth from $18 million to a $1 billion-plus company. Before Facebook, the Whittemore/Paul economics graduate served as senior vice president of advertising sales at Univision Online, a subsidiary of the nation’s leading Spanish-language media company. Arrix got his start in sales at Turner Broadcasting and was quickly named vice president of Turner Sports—a natural fit for the former Wildcat All-American lacrosse player.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have three accomplished, talented and dedicated alumni leaders take the helm of the UNH Foundation board,” says Debbie Dutton, president of the UNH Foundation. “I have every confidence they will lead us towards success as we close out our Celebrate 150 campaign next June and begin to turn our attention to what comes next.”
Originally published in UNH Magazine Winter 2018 Issue