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March 21, 2012

Business leaders named to NECC Foundation board


Four local business leaders, Angela Miele of Londonderry, Scott Cote of Derry, Al Getler of Windham and Thomas Mortimer of Haverhill were recently appointed to the Northern Essex Community College Foundation board.

The NECC Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization established to provide support and expanded opportunities for the college. Incorporated in 1972, the Foundation assists the college by making connections with the business community, foundations, and other potential revenue sources and by hosting a variety of fundraising special events. Funds raised are used for: student scholarships; equipment purchases; program revitalization; faculty and staff development and other needs as they arise and are approved by the Foundation Board of Directors.

Miele, vice president of commercial banking for TD Bank, holds a bachelor's degree in business management from Lesley University. She is a member of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce and past board member of the Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council. She volunteers annually for the Emmaus Cycle for Shelter and supports fundraising efforts for the Merrimack Valley YMCA.

Cote is president and CEO of Pentucket Bank. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire's Whittemore School of Business and Economics, he holds a bachelor science degree in business administration.

He is a director and past chairman of the board of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce. He was also a founding member of the Chamber's Business and Economic Development Committee. He is a director of the Merrimack Valley Hospital. He is a past director of the Salem Boys and Girls Club.

President and CEO of Haverhill Bank, Mortimer holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Northeastern University and a Master of Business Administration in finance from UMass Lowell.

Mortimer sits on the boards of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Haverhill Foundation, Haverhill Day Care, Penacook Place and the Wadleigh Foundation.

Getler is president and publisher of Eagle Tribune Publishing. He is also a comedian, ventriloquist, and entertainer for more than 33 years.

He graduated from William Patterson University of New Jersey and holds a certificate of MBA Studies in business from Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business. He has worked in the newspaper industry for more than 30 years.

In addition, Getler is the founder and past president of the Newark Midland Theatre Association where he oversaw the rebirth of an $8.5 million renovated theater and built a $3.5 million endowment for the 1928 circa theater. In 2003 he received the Rotary International BRAVO award for his humanitarian efforts.

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