Below is a list of all of the NHADEC Committees.  We encourage all of our members to participate in the Committees.  Please e-mail the Chair of the Committee of interest to discuss how you can get involved today!

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of the officers, other members, and the Executive Director and conducts the business of the organization between Board Meetings. The Executive Committee is also responsible for the nomination of candidates for the Board, Officers, and members of the Honorary Advisory Council.

Committee Members:

  • Jim Cook, Committee Chair
  • Tina Kasim
  • Zenagui Brahim
  • Brian Ward
  • Joel Olbricht
  • William Bates






Finance Committee

The Finance Committee makes recommendations to the Board with respect to the ways and means to conserve funds, reduce debt, and to increase revenues. At a meeting of the Board preceding the end of the fiscal year, an operating and a capital budget for the next fiscal year shall is presented by this committee. After they have been approved by the Board, these budgets serve as the official appropriation measures and primary financial control documents of the organization.

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Marketing & Development Committee

The Marketing and Development Committee is responsible for devising and implementing means of raising contributed income to support programming from businesses, corporations, individuals and foundations, including obtaining sponsorships and shall act in whatever other way it deems appropriate to increase donated revenues of the organization. The Marketing Committee is responsible for advertising to include print, radio television and internet and shall act in whatever other way it deems appropriate to increase the attendance, awareness, publicity, and revenue.

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Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for establishing and implementing the criteria for membership, and all that encompasses. The Membership Committee is responsible for devising and implementing means for growing the Membership.

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Education Committee

The Education Committee is responsible for identifying, developing and implementing programs and resources to serve the education and training needs of the membership.

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Programs and Activities Committee

The Programs and Activities Committee is responsible for identifying, developing and implementing specific programs and activities to serve the global market development goals and objectives of the membership.

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Strategy and Operations Planning Committee

The Strategy and Operations Planning Committee responsible for developing, recommending to the Board for its approval, and implementing in collaboration with the NHADEC committees, key strategic goals and programs aimed at growing the Consortium and its membership. Additionally, the committee works to improve the business operations of the Consortium.

Committee Members:

  • Randy Makee, Chair
  • Sean Foote
  • Steven H. Myers


Unmanned Systems Committee

The Unmanned Systems Committee is the first industry-specific committee established within the New Hampshire Aerospace and Defense Export Consortium. Its mission is to provide assistance with government relations, member promotion, and technical interchange to NHADEC member companies. In the area of government relations, the committee organizes presentations from various military, industry, and regulatory agencies to inform NHADEC members of unmanned systems requirements and the methodologies available for pursing business opportunities within the sector. With respect to promotional activities, the committee coordinates with other NHADEC committees; and federal and state economic development agencies, to assist member companies present their products and capabilities at major events such as the Farnborough and Paris Air Shows. On the engineering and product development front, the committee organizes technical briefings and open workshops to inform member companies on various new technologies that may be transitioned to product and business opportunities.

Committee Members:

  • Brian Ward, Committee Chair
  • Rita Hunt
  • Mike Woodbury
  • Curtis Jackson, MilPower Source
  • Dean Schifilliti, BAE Systems
  • Ed Cosgrove
  • May-Win Thein, University of New Hampshire