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Manchester Historic Association names 4 new board members


Members of the Manchester Historic Association (MHA) recently voted to name four new board members at the MHA’s Annual Meeting. 


Ami D’Amelio is the CEO & President of Just Flow Events & Marketing, a versatile boutique firm in the Greater Manchester area. With over 25 years of sales and marketing experience, Ami is well-versed in interactive media, traditional print and promotional products, social media and event planning.  Ami has served on the boards of Council on Fundraising (CONFR), Friends of CHaD, Manchester Rotary Club, New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR), Southern NH Women’s Business Network, and most recently, the American Red Cross NH and VT Chapter.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.


Michael Duffy is a long-time member and volunteer with the Manchester Historic Association.  His internship at the MHA in the 1980s helped to convince him to settle in Manchester and purchase an historic home in Manchester.  Michael’s work has always been in and around historic buildings.  In the 1980s and 90s, he worked for a team of restoration contractors in Portsmouth, traveling all over New England rebuilding old houses and other buildings.  Michael serves as a director and secretary with the NH Preservation Alliance and is a member of the board of directors of the Sanborn Mills Farm in Loudon. 

Patricia Meyers is a long-time member and supporter of the Manchester Historic Association and has served for many years as a trustee.  She is an advocate for historic preservation and has served as board chair of the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance and was honored with the John Grossman preservation achievement award from Portsmouth Advocates.  She has given years of service to many nonprofit boards, including the New Hampshire Historical Society, the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden and Strawbery Banke Museum.   Pat is the former executive director of education, health and human service organizations in Washington, D.C., and also served on the Peace Corps staff there in the 1960s.


Peter Richard is the General Manager of XMA Corporation, a manufacturer of high technology components.  Peter earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.  He serves as the Past President of the Manchester Area Human Resources Association (MAHRA) and is also active with the Webster House Children’s Home, Manchester Heritage Commission, NH Tech Alliance, Business and Industry Association, The Palace Theatre, and the Council on International Educational Exchange. 

Founded in 1896, the Manchester Historic Association is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization with the mission to collect, preserve and share the history of Manchester, New Hampshire. The Association operates the Millyard Museum and the Research Center, both of which are open to the general public.  The Association presents a variety of public programs including lectures, walking tours and concerts, and also school programs for students from third grade through college.  Call (603) 622-7531 for more information, or visit www.manchesterhistoric.org.


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