Richard Soo Hoo
Second Vice President
Cristina Rubio Suarez
Harvard Club of Merrimack Valley, Inc. Advisory Committee
Richard Soo Hoo 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 Harvard Club of Andover Board of Directors since 1990.
Stephen Chapman 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 Vecchigraduated from Harvard in 1985 with a degree in economics, and has spent his career in the group insurance field working for Prudential, Tufts Health Plan, and United Healthcare, and is currently a vice president in the human capital practice with the global insurance brokerage firm Willis. Dennis and his wife Chris (Special Educator in Lawrence) live in Andover and have 4 children. Their daughter Nicole is at Xavier University, their son Michael is at University of Maryland, and Anna and Samuel are at Andover High School.
Diane Husterreceived 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 Andersonis 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 Mooreis 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 Reidis 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.
Victoria Fahlberghas a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a Master of Public Health in Population and International Health from Harvard. Prior to 1989 she worked as psychotherapist with victims and offenders of child sexual abuse. From 1989 to 1997 she lived in Brazil where she founded a social service/mental health clinic in a large favela (City of God) in Rio de Janeiro and initiated the first graduate program in Brazil in family violence at Pontificia Universidade Catolica. She has worked as a consultant for MASSCAP, TearFund,UNICEF, was a member of the Governor’s Commission for Domestic and Sexual Violence from 2003-2007, and was the Executive Director of ONE Lowell, a community based organization in Lowell, Massachusetts from 2002 -2010. As an adjunct professor, she has taught at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She is currently pursuing her accreditation from the Association of Applied Sports Psychologists, where she will combine her expertise in violence with her experience in sports.
Cristina Rubio Suarezgraduated 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.
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. Board of Directors
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