Denise Roy-Palmer Announces Plans to Retire

Denise Roy-Palmer, Executive Director of WEDCO, has announced to the Board of Directors her intentions to retire, effective no later than January 30, 2023.

The search for her replacement will begin immediately.  Denise will continue in her role until a replacement is been hired and will assist in the transition.

Megan Ryder, President – Board of Directors, states, “Denise has served in this role for almost 25 years and the Board would like to extend its gratitude to her for the dedication and professionalism she has brought to WEDCO.  During her tenure, WEDCO has become a vital part of economic development in the region, and has developed strong relationships with partners and collaborative entities throughout the region and State.”

Ryder continues, “We are fortunate to have had Denise on board.  These transitions are never easy, but with the advanced notice Denise provided, we expect to secure a replacement in a timely manner such that no gap in service occurs for our clients and constituents.”

Of her time with WEDCO, Denise reflects, “I consider it both a privilege and an honor to have been involved with an organization such as this.  WEDCO has played an integral role in my life for many years. I first became involved with WEDCO in August of 1996 as an Administrative Assistant, and as I transitioned to the role as Executive Director, I never lost sight of the well-being of the community and the mission of WEDCO. As I reflect on my time serving as WEDCO’s Executive Director, I recognize the contribution the organization has made to the economic vitality in the region. I’ve had the privilege of working with some many wonderful people including board members, business owners, colleagues and individuals dedicated to promoting economic growth in NH’s Eastern Lakes Region.

Upon retirement, Denise looks forward to spending more time with family and friends, as well as free time to travel, garden, as well as many other outdoor activities.

If you know of someone who might be a good candidate to fill the position of WEDCO Executive Director, please send an email to: