Business people for May 2, 2021

Published: 5/14/2021 9:28:06 PM

Jennifer Kelley, the coordinator of the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction since October 2018, was recently named executive director of the nonprofit by its board of directors. Kelley came to the Children’s Auction with a great deal of experience in managing a nonprofit. She previously served as executive director of Kids Helping Kids in Stamford, Conn., which she founded with her daughter, Lexi, in 2009. That organization has a mission to develop leadership through youth-led service projects to help under-resourced children. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Vermont and a master’s in education from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.

Herbert (Herb) S. Carpenter has joined Fellowship Housing Opportunties in the role of executive director. With a strong background in managed care, New Hampshire Medicaid, and contract administration, Carpenter brings more than 35 years of management and leadership experience in the areas of operations, finance, and service to the organization. Prior to accepting this position, Carpenter served as a trustee for the organization since 2006.

Angela Ferris has joined Meredith Village Savings Bank as vice president, commercial lending. She is based out of MVSB’s Portsmouth office located at 2839 Lafayette Road. Ferris has an extensive career in community banking. Before joining MVSB, she served as VP Commercial Loan Officer at Bangor Savings Bank, and as AVP Commercial Loan Officer for Bangor Savings Bank and Granite Bank. Ferris earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southern New Hampshire University.

Kristen Lestock has joined Cookson Communications as Director of Communications and Client Engagement. Prior to joining Cookson Communications, Lestock worked as the director of communications at New Hampshire Motor Speedway where she was responsible for the day-to-day management of the communications department. This included publicity, promotions, media outreach, digital media, crisis preparation, event planning and more. Lestock is a 2004 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University’s three-year undergraduate honors degree program in business administration and she received her MBA and a certificate in marketing in 2005.

Brian Francoeur was hired as the new general manager at Aubin Woodworking, an architectural woodworking manufacturing company in Bow. Francoeur brings over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. He is an experienced executive and manufacturing business operator. Francoeur recently was the president of one of the nation’s largest rapid prototyping companies focused on precision sheet metal fabrication. With his wide array of knowledge, he brings great value to the Aubin Woodworking team.