Thomas Cronin, Chair
Tom is the Public Affairs Manager for the University of New Hampshire where he focuses on the University’s government relations, advocacy and engagement efforts at the local, state and national level. He joined UNH in July of 2014 after nearly ten years as a legislative and campaign staffer.
Most recently, Tom served as the Communications Director and before that the Majority Caucus Director for the New Hampshire State Senate. In those roles he was a senior advisor to the Senate President and Senate leadership on matters of communications and legislative strategy. As Communications Director, Tom was responsible for regularly interactive with the press, public and interested organizations on a nonpartisan basis concerning the Senate’s business, agenda and accomplishments.
Prior to the State Senate, Tom was a legislative aide in the Washington, DC office of U.S. Senator John E. Sununu. He is a veteran of multiple New Hampshire political campaigns.
Tom is a graduate of Saint Anselm College and earned his Master’s in Public Administration from the University of New Hampshire. He lives in Exeter with his wife Áine and their daughter Clementine.
Alison Johnson, Vice Chair
Ali is an in-house lawyer for Planet Fitness Headquarters in Hampton, NH, where she handles all litigation and employment matters for the company. Prior to joining Planet Fitness, Ali worked for a large Boston law firm as an employment lawyer where she represented a variety of companies in a wide array of litigation, ranging from discrimination to wage and hour cases, and provided counseling to clients on employee relations matters. Ali lives with her husband and two kids (who attend the Exeter GBKC center) in Newfields. In her free time, Ali enjoys yoga, hiking, cycling and experimenting in the kitchen with interesting plant-based recipes and ingredients.
Reid Butler, CPA, Treasurer
Reid is a CPA and owns a strategic planning practice in Portsmouth, NH. Prior to the strategic planning practice, Reid worked with a major regional accounting firm for 6 years and focused primarily on auditing and consulting for hospital systems and not-for-profit organizations. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of New Hampshire. Originally from North Conway, Reid now resides in Portsmouth.
Tim Reed, Secretary
Tim is a product development manager for Teaching Strategies, an early childhood education firm that publishes the Creative Curriculum and GOLD by Teaching Strategies. Tim has been with Teaching Strategies since 2010, and currently oversees the product side of technology development after holding various positions with the firm, including implementation support and content development. Tim is also working towards a master’s degree in Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University, expecting to graduate in Spring 2017. Tim and his wife moved to Exeter, NH, in May of this year with their 14 month old daughter, Maddie, who attends the Exeter GBKC center, and their dog, Duffy.
Noah Maynard, Board Member
Noah is a director for an automation and robotics company in Wilmington, MA, where he focuses on the intersection of technology, people, and business. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University’s college of engineering. He is a GBKC parent, and lives in Exeter, with his wife, son, and dog.
James Hayes, Board Member
Jim is the Corporate Cash Management Manager for Bank of New Hampshire. He is responsible for the management of the Corporate Cash Management function to include sales initiatives, product development, service, customer relations and staff management. Prior to joining Bank of New Hampshire, Jim worked for several financial institutions in Retail Management and Commercial Lending. Jim lives with his wife and two children, the youngest having attended the Portsmouth GBKC center. In his free time, Jim enjoys coaching his children’s many basketball teams.
Chad Weathers, Board Member