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.
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.
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.
On October 10th, 2017, a new associate joined the organization:
Stephanie Benedetti of Dover joins the team as a Financial Development Officer.
Matthew Norton of Rochester joins the team as a Financial Development Officer.