Mayor-elect Ruais announces transition team

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Jay Ruais. Photo/Jeff Hastings Frame of Mind Photography

Manchester, NH- Today, Mayor-Elect Jay Ruais announced his transition team as he prepares to be sworn in on January 2, 2024. This team will help provide expertise on various issues pertaining to the city to include, but not limited to, homelessness, public safety, economic development, housing and education.

Mayor-Elect Ruais released the following statement:

“I am honored to work with these subject matter experts as we prepare to take office in January. They will form a core nucleus of our efforts as we seek to address our challenges and help our city reach its full potential. We will continue to add to this group of advisors, and I look forward to collaborating with them over the next two years to meet the needs of our community.”

  • Hon. Frank Guinta, Former Mayor of Manchester, and Member of Congress
  • Hon. Tim Baines, Small Business Owner
  • Norri Oberlander, President of North End Properties
  • Sandra Almonte, Owner Don Quijote Restaurant
  • Jeremy Hitchcock, Co-Founder and Managing Director of New North Ventures
  • Ben Gamache, Founder and President of Gamache Properties
  • Toni Pappas, Hillsborough County Commissioner
  • Michelle Chretien, CEO Empire Mortgage Corp.
  • Cristy Velez, Assistant Dean of Student Success, Southern New Hampshire University
  • Philip Taub, Partner Head of Private Equity Nixon Peabody
  • John Hughes, Partner McLane Middleton
  • Lucy Lange, President and General Manager of the Manchester Radio Group
  • Patrick Tufts, President and CEO of Granite United Way
  • Susan Howland, Director of Trusts and Foundations Granite United Way
  • Hon. Tom DeBlois, President Tokena Corporation
  • Gus Fromuth, President and Founder of Energy Freedom Logistics
  • Tom Blonski, President and CEO Catholic Charities New Hampshire
  • Sarah Ambrogi, Managing Partner Ambrogi Law Office
  • Nick Gray, Founder and Managing Principal Gray Property Group
  • Nathan Stanton, President Trinity High School and St. Joseph Regional Junior High School
  • Travis York, Founder and CEO, York Creative Collective
  • Zachery Palmer, Ward 5 Resident and Community Economic Development Professional
  • Nick Vailas, Healthcare Advisor
  • Diego Catano, Owner Antojitos Colombianos Restaurant
  • Abderazak Ali, Owner of Mapway Transit LLC and Immigrant Community Liaison
  • Ovide Lamontagne, Senior Counsel of Bernstein Shur
  • Hon. Will Infantine, President of Aspen Insurance and State Representative
  • Jason Lacroix, General Manager Autofair Honda
  • Laura Gandia, Counsel Devine Millimet
  • Mark Sanclemente, Manchester Police Department

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