2022 Nominations to the Board of Directors
Martha Beattie has worked as a math teacher, a rowing coach, and a volunteer leader and board member for schools and nonprofit organizations. She was a national team rowing coach and the founding coach for three rowing programs. In 2011 she was named Vice President for Alumni Relations at Dartmouth College. Since her retirement in 2018 she serves on the regional advisory board for the NH Charitable Foundation, is a trustee of Pine Park, a board member, coach, and program chair for the Upper Valley Rowing Foundation, serves Dartmouth College on a number of alumni committees, and is a volunteer coach with the Dartmouth women’s and men’s rowing teams as well as Cancer Recovery through Rowing. She lives in Hanover with her husband Jim. They are often joined by one or more of their three adult children on bike rides through the hills of Vermont, hikes in the Whites, and ski trips. During the warmer months, Martha rows a single scull on the Connecticut River as often as she can.
Xavier Gonin is treasurer for North American operations of Capgemini, a company specializing in IT and strategy consulting, outsourcing, and professional services, operating in more than 30 countries. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration and is a certified public accountant. He lives in Hanover with his wife, Victoria. Xavier enjoys skiing, fishing, and hiking, and is planning to climb NH’s 48 4,000-footers in the next few years.
“The goal of land stewardship is of importance to me. I think we need to be thoughtful and intentional in the care for our protected lands while making them welcoming to the entire Hanover (and beyond) community. My financial acumen would allow me to prepare the organization for long-term financial responsibilities of the Hanover Conservancy. My background and experience would allow me to serve effectively on the Board, and move the goals of the strategic plan forward in the coming years.”