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Suzanne Stiles Elected Incoming Chairman of the Board of Bank of New Hampshire

Laconia, New Hampshire – December 5, 2018 – The Board of Directors for Bank of New Hampshire is pleased to announce their election of Suzanne Stiles for Chairman of the Board effective January 1, 2019. Suzanne will assume the role from Bruce Clow who is retiring as of December 31, 2018.

“It is my privilege to announce that Suzanne Stiles will assume the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bank of New Hampshire and BNH Financial effective January 1, 2019,” remarked Bruce. “This marks a milestone in our history as Suzanne becomes the first woman to Chair the Board of Directors.”


Ms. Stiles is the retired Senior Vice President, Administrative & Facilities Services, at LRGHealthcare. She is a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Lakes Region General Hospital and a former member of the Lakes Region Advisory Board of NH Charitable Foundation. Her past affiliations include Lakes Region United Way, Lakes Region Rotary, Greater Laconia–Weirs Beach Chamber of Commerce, NH Mediators Association and the Salvation Army Advisory Board. She became a Corporator of Bank of New Hampshire in 1997, a Director in 2003, and a Trustee of BNH Financial in 2003.


Ms. Stiles has been an active Director over the last 15 years.  She has chaired the Board’s Risk Management Committee and has served on the Audit, Investment, Human Resources, Nominating & Governance, and Trust Committees.


In addition to Mr. Clow, Greg Dickinson and Ron Sibley will also retire on December 31st.  “We would like to thank Bruce, Greg and Ron for their tenure on the Board and their loyalty to our bank,” stated Paul Falvey, President and CEO of Bank of New Hampshire.


Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831, provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire and southern Maine. With 24 banking offices and assets exceeding $1.6 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and one of the largest independent banks in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank’s customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders.  For more information, call 1-800-832-0912 or visit




Photo Caption: Suzanne Stiles, Incoming Chairman of the Board of Bank of New Hampshire.



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