Leadership Summit 2016

A Nuance of Leadership: Building Relationships

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Time: 1:00-5:00 pm, with a networking reception following

Location: Southern New Hampshire University Hospitality Center 2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH 03106

Learn strategies for growing relationships for your management success.


Keynote Address and Q&A: Walt Havenstein

Panel Discussion and Q&A: Maureen Beauregard, Alexandra Horton, Arthur O "Buddy" Phaneuf

Small Group Discussions: Discuss your strategies for building various relationships and create your personal action items


Networking Reception


Walt Havenstein

CEO, Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), Retired

As a CEO, engineer, United States Marine and 2014 candidate for Governor of New Hampshire, Walt understands how important relationships are to both your business and career success. He will share his leadership strategies to cultivate strong relationships in the private, non-profit and public sectors to enrich your own leadership style.


Maureen Beauregard President, Families in Transition

Maureen Beauregard

President, Families in Transition

Maureen A. Beauregard is the President and founder of Families in Transition, an organization that provides housing and services to individuals and families who are homeless. Maureen started the agency nearly 25 years ago and has overseen the development of 200 units of housing, specialty programs for participants as well as the creation of two social entrepreneurial business ventures to support the mission. FIT was chosen by Business NH Magazine as the 2013 Non[profit of the Year.

Alexandra Horton

Owner, Cafe la Reine

Alexandra Horton opened Cafe la Reine in 2013 after seeing a need for a community focused coffee house in downtown Manchester, NH. Alex is a member of the Board of Directors for Manchester Young Professionals Network, a member of the Board of Trustees for Intown Manchester, and serves on the Downtown Committee for the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Alex is also a member of the Union Leader 40 Under 40 Class of 2015, and the Leadership Greater Manchester Class of 2016.

Alexandra Horton Owner, Cafe le Raine

Arthur O "Buddy" Phaneuf President, Phaneuf Funeral and Crematorium & the Cremation Society of NH

Arthur O "Buddy" Phaneuf

President, Phaneuf Funeral and Crematorium & the Cremation Society of NH

Arthur O "Buddy" Phaneuf is a fourth generation funeral director and has been running the family funeral business, Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, since 1989. Prior to that, he worked in Washington, D.C. as a senior consultant with management consulting firm, Deloitte and Touche. He holds an MBA degree in finance from George Washington University, a B.S. degree in Operations Research from the University of New Hampshire and an A.S. degree in Funeral Service from the New England Institute. He is a member of the New Hampshire Funeral Directors Association and is a freelance writer for several funeral service trade magazines. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Visiting Nurse Association of Southern New Hampshire. Buddy has also served on several nonprofit Boards throughout the Manchester area.

Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium was the recipient of the 2013 Achievement of Excellence Recognition from the Granite State Quality Council. They are the only organization in their industry to receive Baldrige-based recognition at any level in New England.