Manchester, New Hampshire – Ellen G. Scarponi, Director of Government Relations and Economic Development at FairPoint Communications, has joined the NH High Tech Council’s (Council) board of directors. She brings more than 30 years of experience in telecommunications, technology and financial services to the board, which is charged with directing the long term vision and strategy for the high tech organization.
“I am looking forward to sharing my experience in telecommunications, while working closely with community, regional, and state economic development organizations to support and nurture the technology ecosystem in New Hampshire,” Scarponi said.
Scarponi’s past work in telecommunications technology demonstrates her understanding of its importance to New Hampshire and beyond. As the former director of sales and district manager for AT&T in northern New England and Rhode Island, she was responsible for voice and data networking and e-commerce, two areas that continue to be at the forefront of the high tech sector. She also has extensive business development and customer service experience, including being owner and manager of the first Dream Dinners franchise in New Hampshire.
Scarponi is an appointed member of the NH Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Council, a member of the NH Humanities Council and Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce boards of directors, and an active participant on the Greater Concord, Manchester and Nashua Chambers of Commerce Legislative Committees, as well as the BIA Energy & Telecommunications and Economic Development & Fiscal Policy Committees. She and her husband, Bob, live in Canterbury.
About NH High Tech Council
The High Tech Council engages, connects, and supports member companies throughout New Hampshire. Since 1983, the Council has supported education, research, innovation, and economic development efforts that have helped New Hampshire become a national leader in entrepreneurship and business. For more information, or to sponsor a software cluster event, please visit the NHHTC website at nhhtc.org or email the Council at info@NHHTC.org.