For Immediate Release
Aug 30, 2019

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The NHHEAF Network Organizations Hire John Flanders as Chief Operating Officer

Concord, N.H. — John Flanders of Weare, NH has joined Concord’s NHHEAF Network Organizations as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Flanders most recently served as the COO with the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund (NHCLF),

While at NHCLF, Flanders oversaw a variety of business units including operations, technology and lending. Prior to working for NHCLF, he served as the Chief Risk Officer and Senior Vice President for Administration at The Nashua Bank. His background also includes serving as the SVP/Director of Commercial Portfolio and Credit Administration at St. Mary’s Bank. Flanders earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Dartmouth College with an additional certificate in nonprofit management.

Christiana Thornton, President & CEO of The NHHEAF Network Organizations, states, "We welcome John to our senior management team. His significant leadership experience with nonprofit organizations and in operations will undoubtedly shape the Organizations’ future. In addition, John brings a keen understanding of our commitment to helping New Hampshire’s students pursue post-secondary education to his work with the Organizations."

Since 1962, the nonprofit NHHEAF Network Organizations have helped New Hampshire families plan and pay for higher education. The Organizations’ Center for College Planning (CCP) provides NH students and families with college planning information. Free materials, programs, and services help the state’s residents to understand the college admissions process, apply for financial aid and scholarships, and explore possible financing options.