Harvard Club of Merrimack Valley
Harvard Club of Merrimack Valley, Inc. Board of Directors
Richard Soo Hoo (Chairman, Director) graduated from Salem High School, Salem, MA 1968, Harvard University in Chemistry BA 1972, and Stanford Graduate School of Business Finance and Accounting MBA 1974. He is a Massachusetts Certified Public Accountant and has worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Texas Instruments, Millipore, Wang, National Grid, Pentad, Scully, and FAS. He is married to Suzanne Soo Hoo and has one daughter Claudia. Richard has served on the HCMV Board of Directors since 1990.
Stephen Chapman (President, Director) graduated from the Harvard Business School AMP152 Program in 1997. He is a Global General Manager with significant line P&L responsibility and has been a Senior VP with experience in Sales, Marketing, Distribution, Information Technology and Operations for a $180 million industrial manufacturing company with worldwide distribution in 90 countries. In addition to his Senior VP duties, he was a Director of five companies: South Africa (2), Italy, Sweden and Germany. Hired, mentored and managed key players within the Chesterton organization while opening businesses all over the world i.e. Australia, Sweden, Germany, South Africa, UK and Netherlands. Mr. Chapman is currently a Business Consultant specializing in International Sales and organizational development.
Dennis Vecchi (Vice President, Director) graduated from Harvard in 1985 with a degree in economics, and has spent his career in the employee benefits field working for local and national healthcare firms, and is currently a Director in the Health and Benefits practice with the global human capital brokerage and advisory firm WillisTowersWatson. Dennis and his wife Christina (Special Educator in Lawrence) live in Andover and have 4 adult children. Dennis has been active on the board for many years, and currently serves as the membership director. He is active in his church community, and does volunteer work in the greater Merrimack Valley.
Diane Huster (Vice President, Director)received a Graduate Certificate in Management from Radcliffe Seminars (1994) and graduated from Boston University.Diane currently serves on the boards of Family Service Inc. of Lawrence, the Andover Sisters Town Association, and the North Andover Historical Society. She served as Chairman of the North Andover School Committee as Chairman for five terms and spearheaded campaigns to build four new schools on the North Andover School Building Committee. Diane also served on the Legislative committee of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, as Secretary of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, and as President of theLeague of Women Voters of North Andover.
Hayden Anderson (Treasurer, Director) is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and received his AB from Brown. After retiring three times, Hayden continues consulting with small businesses and doing volunteer work. He has been active with the Harvard Business School Association of Boston where he was vice president and treasurer and a long-term volunteer for the HBS Community Action Program. He also is a mentor with the Entrepreneurship for All program in Lowell. Hayden and his wife, Michelle, live in Dracut. They have five children, thirteen grandchildren, and four delightful great-grandchildren.
Stephanie Moore (Secretary, Director) is a 1984 graduate of the Harvard Business School and holds a Baccalaureate degree in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Massachusetts-Boston (1978). She is president of Lasting Impressions Custom Design and Build, Inc. a general contracting company specializing in residential design and remodeling which she founded in 2002. Prior to 2002, Stephanie held technical management and executive positions at local companies, including Raytheon, Freudenberg Nonwovens, Medica Corp and Cabot Stains. Stephanie and her husband Stephen Levine live in Andover. They have 2 daughters, Deborah and Pamela, and 2 grandchildren.
Carol Reid (Director)is currently on the Board of Directors of Enterprise Bank headquartered in Lowell; on the Dean’s Advisory Council for Northeastern University College of Professional Studies; on the Board of Family Service Inc. in Lawrence. As a Financial Executive, her career includes VP of Finance and Corporate Controller at Avid Technology, VP Internal Audit at Digital Equipment Corporation, and finance at Mobil Oil. She also taught and developed curriculum for the dental hygiene program at Middlesex Community College and mathematics at Andover East Junior High School. She graduated from the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development in 1988. She holds an MBA from Boston University and a BS from Northeastern University. She also completed the Advanced International Management Seminar at INSEAD Institute in Fontainebleau, France. She is married to Allen Townsend, has 2 adult sons, and resides in Andover.
Cristina Rubio Suarez (Director)graduated from Phillips Academy Andover 1981, Harvard College AB 1985 and Harvard Business School MBA 1990. She worked at Procter & Gamble Co. and Perfumes Loewe, S.A. (now part of the LVMH Group) in Madrid, Spain. She and her husband, Jose, founded Impactiva (the world's leading Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Supply Chain Optimization provider for the Leather, Footwear, Leather Goods and Apparel industries). Cristina and her family lived overseas (Spain, China and Singapore) for many years where she was involved in numerous Harvard Club Associations. Cristina was a Board Member of the Jumpstart Northeast Local Advisory Board and is currently a Founding Member of the Cuban Studies Program Advisory Group at The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University. Cristina and Jose currently reside in Andover, Massachusetts and have two daughters, Sofia and Natalia.
Janet Haouchine (Director) has worked in the Mass. Trial Court Law Libraries for 20 years. Before that, she was Program Administrator of the KSG’s National Security Programs Office. She received a CSS in Administration & Management from Harvard University Extension School in 1997 and a certificate in Meeting Management from Bentley College in 1990. Janet earned her ALM in Government from Harvard University Extension School in 1987, her master’s thesis on US-Algerian relations. In 1981, she earned a BA in English from UNH, with a concentration in Journalism, and minors in both Poli. Sci. and international & Foreign Area Studies, focusing on Africa & the Middle East. In 1980, she completed a summer-abroad program studying Shakespeare at Cambridge University, Trinity Hall.
Janet took private piano lessons from age 4-18 at the Longy School of Music. Her hobbies include traveling abroad, hiking the 4,000 footers in the WMNF of NH, spending time in the ocean, and riding her bike. She lives in Chelmsford Her 23 year-old son Rasheed lives in CT.
Richard (Dick) Harrington (Director) is a licensed CPA and principal at Sullivan Bille, PC. A 1958 graduate of Harvard College, Dick's career has encompassed a variety of accounting, auditing and consulting roles. He also has a rich history of professional, community and civic service, including the The United Way of Merrimack Valley, Holy Family Hosptial, The Harvard Alumni Association and many more.
Dick lives in North Andover with his wife Rosemary and they have 5 children.
Victor Ciardello (Director) is a 1965 graduate of Boston College. After graduation, Mr. Ciardello began a lengthy international career with his service as a Peace Corps volunteer in southern Peru. Returning to Boston to get his Harvard M..B.A. in 1969 he then spent over twenty years on executive assignments in South America and Western Europe with Chrysler and Massey-Ferguson. In 1993 he was appointed the first Peace Corps Country Director in Russia serving in both Vladivostok and Saratov.
Mr. Ciardello entered the U.S. government Senior Executive Service in 1996 as a Director on the staff of the Secretary of Defense receiving the President's Award for Meritorious Service from President Clinton in 2000 and the Distinguished Alumnus Public Service Award from Boston College in 2003. He moved from D.C. back to Methuen in 2011 and now serves on various boards and is the Chair of the City of Methuen Conservation Commission.
Larry Morse graduated from Harvard in 1969 and Boston University School of Law in 1975. After practicing with Boston law firms for a number of years, he began practicing on the North Shore in 1987. He has been President of the Harvard Club of Andover since the early 1990s.In 2005, he instituted a tradition of recognition of individuals or groups who have provided outstanding public or private service, leadership or accomplishment to our society. Since then the award has been given to three individuals. In 2007, he arranged for the Club to incorporate. In 2008 -2009, with the rebuilding of the Club, the Officers and an expanded Board of Directors are providing unprecedented leadership and accomplishment in the breadth of events and outreach to the local alumni.
Joel Clinkenbeard graduated from Harvard in 1969 with a degree in math, and, after a stint in the Army, did graduate work at Harvard in linguistics. He spent his career as a software developer and manager at Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq, and Intel, specializing in compilers and development tools. Joel and his wife Jeanette are both now retired. Their daughter Liz, Harvard '01, lives in San Francisco.
Janet Simpson Benvenuti graduated from Harvard Business School (1985) and holds an MS in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts Lowell (1982). Currently, she leads Circle of Life Partners, helping families successfully support aging parents and maintain their financial health. Janet has worked as a pharmaceutical executive, a scientist, an admissions officer at the Harvard Business School, and as a management consultant. She serves on several non-profit boards including the Marino Center for Integrative Health and the trustees of the Nashoba Brooks School. Married to Ray Benvenuti (MBA’86), Janet has two children, Eric (Hamilton College) and Katie (Phillips Academy).
JoAnn Ferraro is a Certified Public Accountant and a Director of Freshman & Ferraro, P.C. in Boston specializing in international taxation. She is a graduate of Gorham State College (now the University of Southern Maine) and Harvard University Extension’s CSS program in Management and Administration (1987). JoAnn is a member of the British American business Council of New England, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Massachusetts Society of Public Accountants and the Harvard Club of Boston.
Mike Terry was the owner of Specialized Machine, Inc. a manufacturing company specializing in naval communication antennas for Lockheed Martin and military prototypes including work on Predator and Trident Submarine. He was the 2011 recipient of Distinguished Service Award from Phillips Academy for work on Fundraising and past Co-President of the Parents' Association. Proud father of Jacqueline Lender class of 2016 Harvard.
Chet Szablak is the Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Enterprise Bank, headquartered in Lowell, Ma. As the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Chet is directly involved with setting the marketing and sales strategy for the bank. Chet provides strategic and tactical oversight to brand management, market segmentation, growth initiatives, customer experience, signature events, promotions and advertisements. He fosters a consultative sales approach within the bank and accomplishes this through accountability, motivation, recognition and training. In addition, Chet oversees the bank's overall community involvement through philanthropy and volunteer efforts. He has over 35 years of banking experience.
Mr Szablak is a native of Lowell and now resides in Tyngsboro, Ma. with his wife, Linda, and their children. Chet is a graduate of Princeton University and holds an MBA from Boston College. He is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware and a graduate of the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Chet has a long history of being active with a number of non-profit community groups. He is currently a board member of the Lawrence Partnership and a member of the leadership committee of Entrepreneurship for All. Chet is the President and Treasurer of the Lowell High School Distinguished Alumni board of directors. He is a corporator of Lowell General Hospital and a Trustee of the Wyman Trull Bowdoin College Scholarship Fund.
Michael Gallagher has worked at Enterprise Bank in Lowell, MA and currently serves as the EVP, Chief Risk Officer. Mike has worked in banking for the past 21 years, and prior to that worked in public accounting for 10 years. Previously, Mike has held positions as an Internal Auditor, Security Officer, Compliance Officer, CFO, and Controller.
Mr. Gallagher has served as a Board Member and Board Officer for thirteen Non-Profit Organizations from Massachusetts and New Hampshire over the past decade. Mr. Gallagher has presented on numerous occasions to non-profit groups on strategic planning, board governance, identity theft, information security and security matters.
Mike received his undergraduate from Merrimack College, his MBA from Suffolk University, and graduated from the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire and is a licensed Justice of the Peace.
In his spare time, Mike spends time with his wife and two boys and actively competes in triathlons and marathons. Mike currently resides in Derry, NH.
Harry Zhu is the founder and CEO of Wayou Networks, a cloud-based talent showcase and social networking platform to promote performing artists to the entertainment business and China's 1.3 billion viewing audience.
Harry was the founding President for Carbonite China and Asia-Pacific Advisor to Carbonite USA.
Harry started NuGoo Corporation, an online stock trading platform for Chinese investors, and co-invented the NuGooIndex stock trading methodology which produced stock returns of 470% in less than 3 years.
As an entrepreneur with international management experience, he travels extensively to China and lives in Andover, Mass with his wife and two sons.
Harry graduated from Beijing University and Harvard University in Physics with BS & MS degrees, PhD candidate.
Harvard Club of Merrimack Valley, Inc. Advisory Committee