Governor Hassan Names Amanda Merrill New Director of the New Hampshire Energy Office

Continuing her efforts to build a more affordable and innovative energy future that helps spur economic development, Governor Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire recently announced that Amanda Merrill will serve as the new Director of the Governor's Office of Energy and Planning (OEP).

A former state Senator and state Representative, Merrill served on the energy & natural resources, public & municipal affairs, and wildlife committees during her two terms in the Senate, and the environment & agriculture and science, technology & energy committees during her 11 years in the House. She also previously served as the Interim Executive Director of the New Hampshire Land & Community Heritage Investment Program and as its board vice-chair, as well as a member of the Durham Planning Board. She was a founding board member of the Granite State Conservation Voters Alliance and has served as a board member of the Audubon Society of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance.

Merrill received her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Dartmouth College and her undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire. She will begin her duties at OEP on June 20, 2016.

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