In October, UNHInnovation marked its eighth annual Innovators’ Dinner with something new: the induction of its inaugural class of honorees into UNH’s new Alumni Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Created in 2018 by the UNH Entrepreneurship Center with a generous gift from an anonymous donor to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship among UNH alumni, the Hall of Fame welcomed five inductees. Selected for their entrepreneurial success with ventures as a founder, co-founder or owner, as well as for their significant contributions to their communities were (pictured from top): Katie Bouton ’96, founder & CEO of Koya Leadership Partners; M. Christine “Chris” Dwyer ’72, senior vice president of RMC Research Corporation; Peter T. Paul ’67, chairman of Headlands Asset Management; Chris Rondeau ’94, CEO of Planet Fitness; and David Shaw ’73, managing partner of Black Point Group.
Nominations for the 2019 Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame class are open now; the deadline for nominations is Aug.1.
Visit unh.edu/ecenter/hof to nominate a fellow Wildcat — or yourself.
The induction ceremony highlighted an evening that also included recognition of Tim Winters, senior IP manager at the UNH InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL), as Innovator of the Year. A 17-year employee of the UNH-IOL, Winters was recognized for his leadership in developing the organization’s homegrown INTACT software solu- tion for testing networking equipment. The largest globally licensed product developed at UNH, INTACT has earned the university more than $1.2 million in revenue since 2013.