At a Glance – Avery Insurance Adds Commercial Risk Specialist – InsuranceNewsNet


PORTSMOUTHAvery Insurancea fourth generation independent family insurance agency located in New Hampshirerecently hired Danielle Rice as Senior Commercial Risk Specialist. In her role, Rice will work with Avery customers to develop a comprehensive assurance program and recommend risk management solutions, security policies, business continuity plans and recovery measures.

“Her passion for nurturing strong customer relationships, coupled with her desire to help customers make informed decisions, makes her a great addition to the Avery team,” said Tod O’DowdPresident, Avery Insurance. “She’s a resourceful and well-rounded professional – we’re confident our clients will love working with her.”

before joining Avery Insurance, Rice has spent nearly 20 years as a commercial assurance account manager. She lives in Belmont, with her husband, Justin, their children Annabelle and Mylo, and two rescue dogs Maxwell and Leo. To learn more about Avery’s approach to comprehensive asset protection, please visit

Town of Newmarket announces the appointment of Bart McDonough as director of Community planning and development

NEW MARKET – City Manager Steve Fournier announced the appointment of Bart McDonough as director of Community planning and development for the city of new market to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the longtime planner Diane Hardy.

With extensive experience, McDonough is currently an urban planner for the City of Kittery. He has held this position since March 2020. During his tenure as an urban planner, he was instrumental in a growing community, working to ensure the right development for its future. Previously, he held similar positions in Salisbury, MA.and for the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission.

Fournier said: “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Bart as Communautary development Director. His knowledge and enthusiasm for thoughtful economic growth, implementing smart regulations and policies to address the future impacts of climate change, and his commitment to the smart advancement of workforce housing easily made him the first choice for the job. He will be a great asset to the Town of Newmarketand I look forward to seeing Bart help guide the future growth of the community.”

Bangor Savings Bank favors Lannie Moffatt to the chief operating officer, Kim Pope

to the Director of Banking Operations

Bangor, MaineBangor Savings Bank announces today the promotions of two executives: Lannie Moffatt to the chief operating officer and Kim Pope to the Director of Banking Operations. As industry experts and ongoing leaders at Bangor Savings Bankthey bring deep expertise, knowledge and community engagement to their new roles.

Moffatt has been with Bangor Savings Bank for over 15 years, most recently as Chief Experience Officer, Executive Vice President. With over two decades in the banking industry, his experience includes management and leadership in customer service and sales, human resources, training, talent acquisition and retention, appeals and diversity, equity and inclusion.

His new role as Chief Operating Officer expands the scope of his responsibilities to include customer and employee experience, operations, consumer banking, marketing and community relations, and information technology.

Pope was promoted to Chief Banking Officer and Executive Vice President from Director of Consumer Banking to Senior Vice President. before joining Bangor Savings Bank in 2019, she was employed by Citizens Bank for over 20 years, most recently as Northern New England Regional Director of Corporate Banking. His banking experience includes sales management, lending, and leadership in retail and commercial banking, payroll, benefits, and investment and insurance services. As Chief Banking Officer, Pope will lead commercial banking, Communautary developmentPay Bangor, Bangor Insurance, Treasury and payment services, mortgages and consumer loans, Bangor Wealth Management and Bangor Wealth Management of New Hampshire.

“The management at Bangor Savings Bank requires an unwavering commitment to serving our employees, our customers and our communities. Lannie and Kim live up to this commitment in their day-to-day interactions and leadership,” said Bob Montgomery-RicePresident and CEO of Bangor Savings Bank. “Kim brings with her decades of deep knowledge and experience to meet the complex and unique needs of our customers. Lannie’s passion for employee and customer experience will enable our organization to grow and improve in the care of all those we serve.”

Both Pope and Moffatt have deep ties within their communities. Moffatt currently sits on the accounting advice for the State of Maine and served on the board of directors of the United Way of Eastern Mainethe Bangor Humane Societyand the Maine Discovery Museum. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Husson University. The pope sits on NH Small Business Development Center Advisory Board and regularly volunteers with local community organizations. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire and holds certifications in Employee Benefits and Trade Credit Management.


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