2020 Leadership Summit

Speaker Bios

Kathy Garfield, Keller Companies Katherine Garfield is President of Keller Companies, Inc. in Manchester, NH. Keller, a manufacturing company that produces and installs high perfor- mance translucent building panels/systems, musical drum shells, furniture and thermoset plastic extru- sions, employs 440 people in New Hampshire. Ms. Garfield is a member of BIA’s Executive Board. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Col - by College. She, along with her family members, run three manufacturing companies in NH.

Richard Lavers, Deputy Commissioner, NH Employment Security Rich joined Employment Security as an attorney in 2010 and was appointed to the Deputy Commissioner position in 2013. Prior to joining Employment Security, Rich was an attorney in private practice. Rich lives in Hopkinton with his wife and two children.

Bill Peterson, Monadnock Paper Mills Bill Peterson is Vice President Human Resources, Mo - nadnock Paper Mills, Inc., where he has worked since December 2015. He is a graduate of the University of Maine where he received Associate Degree in Busi - ness Administration and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University in Human Resourc - es, Labor Relations & Industrial Psychology. He has received a Lifetime certification from the Society Hu - man Resources Management, is a Six Sigma Trainer and an ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor.

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