Stuart Peskoe (President/CEO, AB’76cl, SM’77) is a local alumni interviewer, elected to the HCMV Board of Directors in 2019 and elected President in April 2020. He is focusing on bringing Harvard-affiliated innovators and creative thought leaders to educate, enlighten and entertain Merrimack Valley alumni and guests, and recruiting new members to HCMV. Stuart is a retired high tech engineering executive with a 35+ year career in R&D for
National Security issues and solutions, most recently at Draper Lab in Cambridge, and is now an investor in high tech start-ups. Among other volunteer activities, Stuart now mentors North Andover Public
School robotics students, and judges local and regional robotics competitions.
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 (Clerk, 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 the League of Women Voters of North Andover.
Andie Lei Wang (Treasurer, Director) graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2001 with M.Ed in Technology in Education, and from Boston University in 2003 with MS in Actuarial Science. She later obtained the Associate of the Society of Actuaties designation and also served as Treasury to the Actuarial Club of Boston for one term. Having worked in retirement consulting field at Watson Wyatt and Fidelity Investment Benefits Consulting group for 10+ years, Andie is now an in-house Pension Manager at Philips North America LLC and enjoys to be on the client side. She lives in Andover MA with husband and three children, and takes dance lessons and tennis in her spare time.
Hayden Anderson (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 (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.
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.
Dennis McHugh (Director) graduated from Chelmsford High School in 1966 and Harvard College in 1970. After serving with the U. S. Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, the Caribbean Sea, and the South China Sea in Vietnam, Dennis graduated from Suffolk Law School with honors in 1976 and has been practicing law in Chelmsford ever since. Dennis has experience in all types of civil matters but is concentrating primarily in estate planning, elder law, business, and probate administration. He has been appointed a Commissioner by the Land Court and the Probate Court and has served as Guardian Ad Litem in matters of the Probate Court. As a community leader, Attorney McHugh served as Chelmsford’s Town Meeting Moderator for 30 years, Library Trustee, Chelmsford Scholarship Fund, Inc., Chelmsford Rotary Club, Chelmsford Cultural Council, Chelmsford High School Alumni Association, Director for Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank, and as coach for the Chelmsford High School Mock Trial Team.
Stephen Chapman (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.
Richard Soo Hoo (Ex Officio/Chair Schools & Scholarships Committee) 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.
Larry Morse graduated from Harvard in 1969 and Boston University School of Law in 1975. With Boston law firms for a number of years, he began practicing on the North Shore in 1987 opening his own firm. He was President of the Harvard Club of Andover since the early 1990s and then Chairman of the Board into 2013. 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 communities. In 2007, he incorporated the Club as a tax-exempt charity . In 2008 -2009, the Club expanded the Board of Directors who are providing excellent leadership and accomplishment for the area alumnae.
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 is a former scientist, educator, pharmaceutical executive and management consultant, Janet founded Circle of Life Partners to help families plan for longevity and support aging relatives without disrupting careers, damaging health, or depleting the family’s finances. Author of numerous articles and books including "Don't Give Up on Me!" Supporting Aging Parents Successfully and “Longevity: The Future for Women, Entrepreneurship and Eldercare,” Janet delivers keynote addresses and educational programs to clinical, professional and community audiences nationally.
Janet has served as a Trustee of the Nashoba Brooks School, the Head Search Committee at Concord Academy, the Women’s Health Initiative at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and the Board of the Marino Center for Integrative Medicine. She is currently a Corporator for Emerson Hospital; on the Advisory Board for the Lawrence Boys & Girls Club; one of 100 alumni selected for the Harvard Business School Alumni Board; and President of the Benvenuti Family Foundation. Janet holds an MS in nuclear chemistry from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and an MBA from Harvard. She is the spouse of Ray Benvenuti, an HBS alumnus, and the mother of Eric and Katie, an alumna of 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.
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.
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 HCMV Board of Directors since 1990.
Harvard Club of Merrimack Valley, Inc. Advisory Committee
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Harvard Club of Merrimack Valley, Inc. Board of Directors