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michaelMichael J. Rafferty is an owner as well as a Co-President of The New Hampshire Trust Company. Mike holds a Bachelor’s in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and became a Certified Financial Planner in 1989. He has taken several masters level courses in trust, tax and investment planning. Mike was previously a Vice President and Trust Officer with the Fleet Private Clients Group in Keene. He has been involved with several charities in the Monadnock Region and currently serves on the Finance and Investment Committees for the Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities.  He has also served in numerous volunteer roles for the Monadnock United Way and is a former President of the Board for the Keene Family YMCA and past chair of the Monadnock Advisory Board for the NH Charitable Foundation.  Most recently, he served on the Board and as a Chair of RiverMead in Peterborough. He is married with two sons and has lived in Keene since 1992.

rhondaRhonda Stephens is an owner as well as a Vice President and Administrative Officer with the New Hampshire Trust Company. She brings over 40 years of Banking and Trust experience to the Company. Rhonda was previously a Banking Officer and Administrator with the Fleet Private Clients Group in Keene. She and her husband live in Winchester, New Hampshire.

gregoryGregory M. McConahey is an owner as well as a Co-President of The New Hampshire Trust Company. Greg is responsible for all phases of NHTC’s portfolio management, corporate financial forecasting and assists with new business development. Between 1988 and 2002, Greg worked for Fleet Investment Advisors and was responsible for communicating and implementing investment strategy across a diverse client base including high net worth individuals, trust, employee benefit and endowment portfolios. He has a B.S. in Business from Miami University. He currently is a member of the Keene Lions Club, board member for Prospect-Woodward Home, Monadnock Regional Foundation for Family Services and Monadnock Community Service Center and member of the Endowment for Health’s Investment Committee. He is a past board chair for the Monadnock United Way and has served on the boards of the Cheshire Health Foundation/Cheshire Medical Center, Endowment for Health, Friends of the Ashuelot Park and Keene Senior Center.  He and his wife Susan live in Keene.

paulPaul D. Copeland, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), is an Investment Officer and Vice President with The New Hampshire Trust Company.  Since 1998, he has worked in a variety of positions at Fidelity, MFS Investment Management, and most recently in the Wealth Management Division of People’s United Bank, primarily in Brattleboro.  He was previously on the finance committee of the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center and is a past board member of a dormitory for International Students in Boston’s Back Bay.  He is a graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois. Paul teaches Sunday school and chairs the Global Outreach Committee at Sturtevant Chapel in Keene.  He and his wife Christina live in Chesterfield with their 3 children.


Kim E. LaCoste, is a Vice President and Trust Officer with The New Hampshire Trust Company. Kim holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Management from Keene State College. Kim has worked as an Office and Finance Manager from 1996 to 2003. From 2004 to 2017, Kim worked as a Vice President and Wealth Advisor for Charter Trust Company. Kim successfully completed the American Banker’s Association National Graduate Trust School in Trust Administration Level I, II, and III with an emphasis in Taxation and Estate Planning, Trust Administration, and Investment Management. She will assist clients in the areas of estate and retirement planning, wealth services, and trust administration. She was the recipient of the 2011 NH Five Star Wealth Manager Award and is currently completing courses at Boston University for the Certified Financial Planner designation. Locally, she has been involved with Business Network International in Brattleboro, Vermont, The Young Professionals Network in Keene, the Advisory Council at Cedarcrest, the Cheshire Health Foundation/ Cheshire Medical Center Advisory Board, and the Connecticut Valley Estate Planning Council. Kim graduated from the Leadership Monadnock Class of 2007 in which she explored issues affecting the Monadnock Region, its businesses and its residents, over the course of nine months. She and her husband, Scott, reside in Keene with their children.

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