Strafford Economic Development Corporation of New Hampshire Staff & Directors

Strafford Economic Development Corporation of New Hampshire Staff

Dennis H. McCann (Excutive Director)

Dennis H. McCann is the Executive Director of Strafford Economic Development Corporation of New Hampshire. McCann has over 20 years of experience in economic and community development finance. In 1997, he was hired to start up the operations of SEDC. Now, SEDC has one of the largest revolving loan funds in the state, both in dollar volume and number of loans. Prior to SEDC, he was Economic Development Specialist for the NH Community Development Block Grant Program. There, he was involved in $50,000,000 worth of projects in 43 communities.

McCann also worked five years in manufacturing for Moore Business Machinery, and also spent several years with the NH Department of Environmental Services and the US Geological Survey, and has been proprietor of his own business part-time. In addition to his academic degrees, he has been licensed in real estate and holds certifications in Economic Development Finance, Economic Development and Affordable Housing Production.


Jean R. Gill (Assistant Director)

Jean R. Gill currently serves as Assistant Director. Prior to joining SEDC, Mr. Gill served as Chief Operating Officer of MerchantBanc, LLC, a private investment firm located in Manchester, NH.

Experienced as a commercial lender with local independent banks and the US Small Business Administration, Mr. Gill has over 40 years of expertise in lending to small and medium sized businesses in New Hampshire. He has also worked for the Department of Treasury as a bank examiner.

Mr. Gill is a veteran of the US Army and a graduate of St. Anselm College with a degree in Economics.

Katherine Clarcq (Portfolio Administrator)

Katherine Clarcq is the Portfolio Administrator at SEDC. Clarcq manages customer loans and works with our customers on a regular basis by providing them assistance with their loans as needed. Clarcq's background is in accounting and includes working as a performance and financial auditor for the State of New Hampshire.

Clarcq is a CPA and received her MPA (Master of Public Administration) from the University of Connecticut.

For general questions, comments or suggestions, please contact Strafford Economic Development Corporation of New Hampshire via our contact page. We welcome all businesses and organizations who may benefit from our services to contact us.

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