Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests Appoints New Members and Officers to Board of Trustees

Kelly Whalen | October 18, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (Oct. 18, 2019)— At the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests’ 118th Annual Meeting held in September, the organization appointed five new members to the Board of Trustees. New board members include Don Floyd of Concord, Allyson Hicks of Concord, Jason Hicks of Meredith, Michael Morison of Peterborough, and Tom Wagner of Campton. In addition, new officers were elected, including Chairman of the Board, William (Tuck) Tucker, Vice Chairman William Crangle, Treasurer Andrew Smith (serving a second term), and Secretary Karen Moran (elected by the members of the Forest Society at the Annual Meeting).

“Each of these new members make our already talented board even stronger,” said Bill “Tuck” Tucker, the incoming chair of the Board of Trustees. “Their specific areas of expertise and their past experience on other boards and committees will clearly benefit the Forest Society.”

Don Floyd is a retired Professor of Forestry. Floyd has over 40-years’ experience in natural resources and journalism field and concentrations in range management, natural resources policy and economics. He joined the Forest Society Board of Trustees in 2019 and serves on the Policy Committee. His interests include fly-fishing, bird watching, gardening, reading, writing and most importantly forestry and conservation. Floyd resides in Concord  NHnhwith his wife, Sally.

Allyson Hicks has served as the Vice President for Finance at Concord Hospital, since June 2017. Prior to joining Concord Hospital, she held various finance leadership positions at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, most recently as the Assistant Vice President, Finance. She began her career with Ernst & Young, LLP in 2000. Hicks received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2000) and her Masters of Business Administration (2008) from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. Hicks joined the Forest Society Board of Trustees in 2019 and serves on the Finance Committee. She also currently serves on the finance committee of River Bend Community Mental Health located in Concord. She resides in Concord with her husband, Matthew, and two daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and reading.

Jason Hicks works for New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp and its subsidiaries, which include Meredith Village Savings Bank, Merrimack County Savings Bank, the Savings Bank of Walpole and Mill River Wealth Management, as the Chief Financial Officer. He oversees the companies’ financial accounting, regulatory reporting and corporate treasury functions.  A certified public accountant, Hicks holds a Master’s of Science in Audit and Financial Accounting, and has more than 23 years in the banking industry. Hicks and his family enjoy all the outdoor activities that the Lakes Region offers from boating to snow skiing and enjoy calling Meredith home. He joined the Forest Society Board of Trustees in 2019 and serves on the Finance Committee.

Michael Morison is an independent management consultant after having worked over 30 years for Accenture. He resides in Peterborough and owns land that has been in his family over 200 years.  Morison serves on two other boards. Scott-Farrar, a not-for-profit charitable senior living community and the Dean Foundation for Little Children, a giving organization that works for the care and support of troubled children under the age of 12.  Morison joined the Forest Society Board of Trustees in 2019.

Tom Wagner recently retired from the U.S. Forest Service after a 40-year career, the last 15 years as Forest Supervisor of the White Mountain National Forest. Wagner joined the Forest Society Board of Trustees in 2019 and serves on the Reservation Stewardship Committee. He lives in Campton with his wife, Joan. 

“It is great to welcome our new board members, all with different backgrounds and representing areas across the state,” said Jack Savage, president of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. “Their combined decades of experience and deep commitment to New Hampshire’s forests and landscapes will help us evolve as an organization and continue to protect the special places throughout our state.”