Presented in Partnership by Lead Sponsor Promotional Sponsor Leadership Summit 2015 - Speaker Information Keynote Thomas Raffio, FLMI, is president & CEO of Northeast Delta Dental, the Concord-based dental insurance company that administers dental benefits for nearly 779,000 people in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Under Tom’s leadership, his company has been recognized with many awards including being named one of the Best Companies to Work For in New Hampshire and one of the 25 Best Small Companies to Work for in America, each for five consecutive years. Tom is a graduate of Harvard University, has an MBA from Babson College, and is a Fellow of the Life Management Institute. He is a graduate of the Leadership New Hampshire Class of 1997. Dave Cowens (invited) earned a berth in the Basketball Hall of Fame because of his tenacity and work ethic as a mainstay of the Boston Celtics in the 1970s, leading the team to NBA Championships in 1974 and 1976. He is also a former head coach in the CBA, WNBA, and NBA. Dave was one of five founders of the National Basketball Retired Players Association; was Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Sports Museum of New England for 10 years; and his civic involvement includes serving as the honorary chairman of many medical and social charitable organizations. Panel As a 17-year veteran at Hypertherm, Aaron Brandt has led new product development teams and global business units. Currently he serves as Vice President of Engineering and is focused on helping the company deliver on its product and technology roadmap, while also fostering creativity and innovation. Donna Lencki is chief marketing officer at Capital BlueCross, which provides health insurance to over 750,000 members in central Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Capital BlueCross, Donna founded the Geneia Company, which joined the family of independent companies under the Capital umbrella in June of 2012. Donna was previously the Co Founder, Chair and CEO of Choicelinx, and was the third employee of the Healthsource company, serving as the VP of Marketing and then as CEO for Healthsource New Hampshire. Kate Luczko, is the Executive Director of Stay Work Play New Hampshire. Kate has been recognized as a young leader by multiple organizations including as part of the Union Leader’s 2011 class of “40 Under Forty” and most recently as one of Business NH Magazine’s 2014 “5 Leaders for the Future”. Kate is passionate about being involved in the community, serving on multiple Boards and volunteering throughout the state. See more about Kate at http://stayworkplay.org/about-us/leadership/kateluczko/ Amanda Grady Sexton is the Public Policy Director for the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and also serves as a 3rd term City Councilor in Concord, NH. As Public Policy Director, Amanda develops and implements the Coalition's local, state and federal legislative agenda and coordinates with policy makers and stakeholders to advance that agenda.
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