MEDC Staff

jack2008croppedforweb.jpgJohn G. Dugan has served as MEDC President since 1991. In this capacity, Jack has developed over $105 million worth of real estate and 1.3 million square feet of commercial and industrial space. He has helped create and retain thousands of jobs, and he continues to play an integral role in the revitalization effort of Downtown Keene. Jack's leadership was formally recognized by the NH Office of State Planning in September 1993 and May 1995.

Jack earned his B.A. from Tufts University. He is certified by the National Development Council as an Economic Development Finance Professional.

matt2008forweb.jpgMatthew Holian joined MEDC in July 2008 to manage MEDC's operations and commercial real estate portfolio. Prior to this Matt worked in Citigroup's Corporate Real Estate Division where he was responsible for transactions within a commercial real estate portfolio in the Northeast and Texas. From 1995 to 2004 he was employed with the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where he conducted over 1 million square feet of commercial real estate transactions within the five boroughs of New York City.

Matt earned his B.A. from the University of Arkansas in 1994 and is a Licensed Real Estate Professional through New York University.  

medcbobweb.jpgRobert J. Elliott joined MEDC’s Board eight years ago and became MEDC’s CFO in June of 2010. Prior to coming to MEDC, Bob served for five years as a Chief Financial Officer for a $24 million non-profit in the human services industry where he obtained valuable knowledge about large non-profits in New Hampshire. Prior to his nonprofit work, Bob was owner and Chief Executive Officer of two fast growing and profitable New Hampshire start-up companies. His background and experience include manufacturing, real estate development, finance and retail.  Bob has been and remains a real estate developer with projects exceeding $30 million dollars in the aggregate built in New Hampshire.

Bob earned a B.A. from Bentley College, and his M.B.A. from New Hampshire College. He is also a Certified Public Account.

medcmarliweb.jpgMarlee Jaeger joined MEDC in March 2012 as our part-time Administrative Assistant. Marlee's experience include working in accounts receivable and rayable, executive assistant and real estate management. She speaks Portuguese, English and Spanish.

MEDC Board of Directors

MEDC operates under the governance of a Board of Directors consisting of local business leaders and professionals:

Lynn Thomas, Chair – Spofford
DLC Investments

Bill O'Meara, Past Chair – Keene
Keene Industrial Paper

Bob Harcke, Treasurer – Westmoreland

James B. Draper III, Secretary – Keene
Keene State College

Mike Beaulieu – Keene
Expense Reduction Analysts LLC

Juliana Bergeron – Keene
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

Chester Bowles – Peterborough
Retired, Region 14 Applied Tech. Center

Chris Coates – Keene
Monadnock Developmental Services

Tom Dowling – Alstead
Retired, Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce

Tom Eaton ­– Keene
The Eaton Group

Paul Pezone – Keene
Cheshire Medical Center

Lynn Rust, CPA – Swanzey

Edwin O. Smith – Hinsdale
Dynamic Landscaping & Supply


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