2020 Leadership Summit

SPEAKER BIOS continued

Commissioner Charlie Arlinghaus, Department of Administrative Services

Charlie Arlinghaus started on June 29, 2017 as the tenth Commissioner of Administrative Services and the 18th head of the agency since 1931. Previously he served as budget director to Gov. Chris Sununu. For fifteen years prior he was president of the Josiah Bartlett Center, a policy and research organization which analyzes state government finances and operations. He has written extensively about state

government policy. He holds degrees from The College of William and Mary and the University of New Hampshire. Charlie and his wife, Mae Lynn, live with their son Henry in Canterbury. State law describes the commissioner as “the chief fiscal planning and control officer of the state.” The department’s role includes managing and analyzing the financial, administrative, and operational functions of the state including the state budget, accounting and reporting, financial and human resources systems, procurement, property, facilities and fleet management, public works design and construction of major state projects, risk management, health care plans, personnel administration, and other administrative services.

Senator Lou D’Allesandro Lou D’Allesandro was recently re-elected a Sena - tor from Senate District 20. Senator D’Allesandro first came to Concord as a member of the House in 1973 and was a member of the NH Executive Council from 1974 to 1980. Senator D’Allesandro has been a member of the NH Senate since 1999. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree from Rivier College. He is a former President for Daniel Webster College and Nasson College, former vice president for Franklin Pierce University and is a retired member of the U.S. Marine Corps.

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