CPE Course 2017 Emerging Leaders' Summit

August 10, 2017

8:30am — 4:30pm

Location Manchester

Member Price $249.00
Non-member Price $249.00


Field of Interest


Designed For

Up and coming leaders, young professionals looking for the skills to become a leader, and professionals looking to learn leadership skills and network with the top professionals.

8.00 credits

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For the first time, the New Hampshire Society of CPAs, NH Bar Association, and NH Bankers Association are joining forces to present the 2017 Emerging Leaders’ Summit.  This all-day leadership program is designed for young professionals who are ready to jumpstart their leadership skills, advance their careers, and make lifelong connections. 

The Summit will address three of the most critical leadership skills young professionals need today: networking, communication, and personal branding.  The day will include two interactive panels. First, a panel of successful Millennials will provide practical tips and insights on the skills that got them into their leadership roles and what they wished they knew at the beginning of their careers. Second, a panel of experienced leaders will discuss the skills that they look for in new leaders, as well as tips for planning your advancement into a leadership role. Additionally, thought leaders from the community will discuss making the most of the digital connections in your professional career, how to smooth the transition from an existing leader to a new leader, what it takes to be a self-made professional and the career benefits of giving back to the community.

This is a one-of-a-kind event where you will have several opportunities to learn from and network with leaders from three professions! If you are serious about advancing your career, you must attend the 2017 Emerging Leaders’ Summit! 

**No print materials provided for this event. All materials will be provided electronically.**

***Under the NH Supreme Court Rule 53, it was determined that this  program does not qualify for NHMCLE credit.***


Guest Speakers: 

Arthur Sullivan, Co-Founder of Brady Sullivan Properties
Arthur is co-founder of Brady Sullivan Properties, a thriving real estate development corporation that was established in Manchester, NH in 1992. Brady Sullivan holds a sizable share of both the commercial and residential real estate markets in NH, MA, RI, and VT. As one of the largest residential real estate developers in the Granite State, Brady Sullivan has 3.8 million square feet of commercial space and nearly 1000 residential rental units in NH, and has received numerous Historic Preservation Awards for their extensive restoration of the Manchester Millyard.

Kathleen Reardon, Chief Executive Officer of the NH Center for Nonprofits. 
Ms. Reardon leads the strategic direction and overall operations of the Center, a statewide nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the impact and visibility of the nonprofit sector in New Hampshire. She joined the Center in January 2016, after 18 years with Citizens Bank, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Director of Corporate Giving. Her work at Citizens included public and media relations, foundation and corporate giving, community development, and volunteer and event management. In addition, she has served on boards for many organizations throughout the years including the NH Center for Nonprofits, the Capitol Center for the Arts, the Northern New England Housing Investment Fund, and the Women's Business Center. She was appointed by Governor Lynch as a member the NH Economic Development Advisory Council in 2008 and reappointed by Governor Hassan in 2014. She is a graduate of Leadership NH Class of 2007 and was named to the Union Leader's Forty under 40 in 2004. Ms. Reardon was also honored with the Douglas Eldridge Award for Volunteer Service by the Seacoast United Way.

Katie McQuaid Cote, Marketing and Special Projects Manager for NH Union Leader
Katie loves New Hampshire and keeping its residents informed and connected with the trusted news, information and resources delivered by the New Hampshire Union Leader every day. In her 16 years with the state's largest newspaper, Katie has enjoyed editorial, community relations, digital, and advertising positions. Today, she continues to expand her knowledge of this ever-changing business as the director of company-wide marketing efforts. She also keeps her finger on the pulse of the state's largest city as author of the weekly "Scene in Manchester" lifestyle and events column. Katie keeps connected and gives back to the community through board roles with the Palace Theatre and Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications. She has also served on boards for the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the Salvation Army, and Friends of CHaD.

Agenda Includes:

Getting from where you are to where you want to be: Becoming a New Leader Panel

This panel of smart movers and shakers will discuss their path from staff to leader - how they got to where they are today. They will discuss what skills, knowledge and decisions were most important to becoming a leader, what they wish someone had told them in the beginning, the most meaningful advice they were given, their dumbest mistakes, their smartest moves and much more. Panelists include:
- Jason Beiswenger, CPA- Howe, Riley and Howe
- Jason Hicks, CPA- New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp
- Samantha Maltais- Silvertech
- Attorney Talesha L. Saint-Marc, Bernstein Shur Sawyer Nelson, PA, 

Do you have what it takes? What Organizations Want from New Leaders

This panel of seasoned leaders will discuss how they identify potential leaders - the necessary skills and abilities required to be labeled a fast-track up and comer. They will share their expectations, the most valuable skills, and share their best career advice for now and the near future. Panelists include:
- Maurice Gilbert, CPA- Devine Millimet 
- Dianne Mercier- People United Bank 
- Jeff Feingold- New Hampshire Business Review
- Attorney Jaye L. Rancourt- Brennan, Lenehan, Iacopino & Hickey

Your Virtual Network: Making Digital Connections Worth While 
Presented by Samantha Maltias, Principal Strategist and Marketing Manager at Silvertech
Samantha is a seasoned digital strategist that has the innate ability to combine marketing and operational requirements to deliver top-notch strategies for clients. With strengths in travel, tourism, banking, and healthcare, Samantha has worked with regional and national brands including Drexel University, Catholic Medical Center and the New Hampshire Department of Travel and Tourism. Samantha is an established speaker, bringing her knowledge and expertise to conferences, such as Digital Summit, on a national stage. She was honored in 2017 as part of the New Hampshire Union Leader's Forty Under 40, and is a 2014 Graduate of Leadership Greater Manchester. Prior to an education peppered with academic honors, Samantha grew up in rural New Hampshire learning a fondness for the outdoors. Samantha volunteers for a number of local organizations including Manchester Young Professionals Network, and the New England Financial Marketing Association (NEFMA). 

Get the Role: Developing your leadership brand

To get the part you have to look and act the part. Everything you wear, say, do and post says something about you and your brand. Do you know what your brand is now? Learn how can you shape it so you will be seen as the leader you want it to be.
Lead by Moderator Jennifer Elder

Building Your Network: Getting to Know Your Peers

Good leaders don't go it alone. They surround themselves with smart people who they can call on for AIR - advice, insights, and recommendations. Learn about the different types of people to include in your network, ways to connect, and how to stay connected. Then we'll put it all together and practice meeting your peers at the conference. 
Lead by Moderator Jennifer Elder

Tricks of the Trade: 20 Leadership Tips in 20 Minutes

A fast paced (and humorous) summary of practical leadership advice from professionals around the country.
Presented by Moderator Jennifer Elder


Jennifer Elder, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFF,

Jennifer Elder, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFF, CGMA is a keynote speaker, trainer, and business coach dedicated to business transformation. For more than 20 years, she has been helping businesses by peeling back the layers of “administrivia” and finding the hidden strengths and core values that make you and your company awesome. Ms. Elder works with businesses to develop a compelling business strategy that is quick to implement that transforms your company from what you are now to what you have always wanted to be. Known for being energetic and enthusiastic, Ms. Elder has been delivering high-quality, customized training that make complicated topics easy to understand, relevant, and useful for years. She has conducted seminars for the Fortune 500, US Government, State CPA Societies, and CPA Firms in 33 states. Her sessions are highly interactive, full of discussion, and even entertaining. Ms. Elder received her BA from the University of Massachusetts and an MS in Organizational Management from Antioch University New England. She lives on her boat near Annapolis, Maryland.close




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