BOARD OF DIRECTORS
As a partner, Mark provides accounting and consulting services and leads Gallagher, Flynn & Company's Business Valuation and Litigation Support services team. In public accounting, Mark provides services to a variety of industries including, but not limited to manufacturing, retail, distribution, food, construction and service organizations. Mark's varied business experience provides him with the ability to understand the varied requirements of clients and to provide value added services whether it involves accounting, business valuation or other business consulting matters, such as mergers and acquisitions.
Mark recently earned the Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) designation after completing the Exit Planning Institute’s intensive CEPA five-day executive MBA-style program in Chicago. He joins an elite group of business advisors who have received this designation. The program was specifically designed for business advisors who work closely with owners of privately held companies.
Mark is a graduate of the Graduate School of Professional Accounting Program at Northeastern University. He received his Master’s Degree in Accounting and Business Administration. He also completed his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Vermont. He has obtained further specialized certifications from American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), National Association of Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) and the Exit Planning Institute (EPI).
Mark is very community-focused. He is currently a board member of Advanced Transit (local transportation non-profit). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Ledyard Bank and was previously involved with Upper Valley United Way Board as President and Treasurer, as a board member of the Granite United Way Executive Committee, as a Trustee of the Howe Library Corporation, and treasurer of Connecticut Valley Cal Ripken Baseball League.
Mark resides in Hanover with his wife Laura and their children.
Jay is the owner and President of Lock and Lube, an industrial sales and marketing company based in Lyme, NH. Previously, he managed the supply-side operations at TaskRabbit, a venture-backed tech startup that pioneered the sharing economy by creating a two-sided marketplace for odd jobs and labor. He also spent five years at Google, where he served as Secretary of the Google Foundation and managed hundreds of millions of dollars in charitable giving programs in the US and abroad.
Jay received his BA from Middlebury College and his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Stephanie Dodson Cornell became a Managing Director at Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation in September 2014. Draper Richards Kaplan believes that with early funding and rigorous support, exceptional social entrepreneurs, tackling some of the world’s most complex problems, can make the world a better place.
In her role at DRK, she has served on the boards for and worked in close partnership with leadership of DRK portfolio organizations in the U.S., India, Colombia and Africa. These organizations address a range of issues from mental health to homelessness to economic empowerment to education and more. She also serves on the boards of RefugePoint, Year Up-Boston, and Share Our Strength’s leadership council.
Stephanie co-founded, and remains involved with, three social ventures. Strategic Grant Partners, a venture capital model of consulting and philanthropic investing, works to create positive futures for children and families in Massachusetts and nationally. Project Healthy Children partners with developing countries to save lives through sustainable and measurable methods of food fortification and supplementation. The Maranyundo Initiative is a boarding school for girls achieving the highest academic performance in the country and a teacher enrichment program in Rwanda. Stephanie also worked in the computer industry at Tandem Computers.
She holds a BA in English and Environmental Studies from Oberlin College and an MBA from Stanford University, and completed the Harvard Advanced Fellowship Initiative. Stephanie lives in Boston.
Jeff is a co-founder and partner at Boundary Stone Partners, an energy advisory firm based in Washington, DC. Previously he served as the Acting Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff at the United States Department of Energy, where he helped manage the Department’s energy research, deployment, environmental management, and national security missions.
He also served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Labor during the labor market crisis in 2009, and served as a Chief of Staff to Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD), chair of the Democratic Rural Working Group and member of House Agriculture Committee, in the United States Congress. He served as Research Director to the Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), where he worked at the intersection of public policy and messaging. He served as the Washington Director of the political consulting firm American Environics, where he advised issue advocacy and candidate campaigns, as well as successful ballot initiatives and practiced law at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP.
A recognized expert on energy, government and public opinion, Jeff has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg, Greenwire, Axios and E&E News. Jeff received his B.A. from the University of South Dakota, and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Adam grew up in Montana splitting time between his family’s small ranch and the “city.” He became involved in politics at a very young age as a number of family members were state legislators.
After college, he helped lead a Democratic resurgence by redistricting the state and leading the Democrats legislative electoral program which resulted in the most Native Americans elected in state history. He went on to work for Gov. Schweitzer and Sen. Tester, who supported rural progressive populism before it was cool.
Adam has spent a decade bringing together technology and large scale distributed organizing at places like DFA, MoveOn, and Avaaz, and Mighty Networks.
Lee has spent 18+ years with professional services firms and social enterprises at the startup, growth and established stages.
She served as COO of Dalberg, a global strategy consulting firm focused on social and economic development. She also worked as a consultant and interim COO to private equity firms.
Previously, she was as an Executive Director in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, where she executed financing transactions across industries and served as Business Unit Manager of the firm’s European Financing Group.
Prior to Goldman Sachs, Lee advised emerging market private equity investors and their portfolio companies. She worked with GrameenPhone, Bangladesh’s largest cellular operator, as well as a startup which operated cellular telephony franchises in rural areas of Uganda.
Lee holds an MBA from Wharton, an MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a BA from Dartmouth College.
Fiona was most recently Chief Operating Officer of Meetup, the platform for building local community with 40 million members. She was responsible for expanding Meetup’s core subscription business, building an enterprise business to help organizations develop communities, launching experimental products and integrating with WeWork. She led a team of 90 people, including all of product, design, business strategy and sales. In her time at Meetup, the company’s revenue and the number of employees both doubled. It was acquired by WeWork in 2017.
Before Meetup, Fiona spent 14 years at The New York Times. She was the newsroom lead on the design, development and strategy of all mobile products. She conceived of the 2012 Election app and helped bring The Times’s interactive graphics and data journalism to mobile devices. As Editor of the Web Newsroom, she managed The Times’s web staff of 80 producers and editors and was instrumental in cementing The Times as an early leader in innovative multimedia journalism.
Since leaving Meetup, Fiona has been focused on the climate crisis and figuring out how to help. She is particularly interested in startups working to develop the circular economy, combat food waste and transform agriculture.
Fiona holds a BA in Public Policy from Duke. She grew up in rural eastern North Carolina, where her family still owns a farm, and spent her summers in England. Fiona lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two young children.
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