UNH names Marchand corporate relations director

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Posted: Dec 21, 2011 11:53 AM
UNH names Marchand corporate relations director

The University of New Hampshire has hired Steve Marchand as director of corporate relations.

Steve Marchand, who starts Jan. 3, 2012, has been charged with strengthening the relationship between the university and business leaders throughout the state. Marchand is a former mayor of Portsmouth, N.H. and most recently founder and managing director of The Marchand Group, a firm specializing in political consulting and fundraising for state and national advocacy groups, and candidates for elected office

Jan Nisbet, senior vice provost for research at UNH, said the recent cut in state aid reinforced the need to generate alternative revenue streams, and Marchand will be a help in that role.