On June 12, 2011 at the Commencement of Granite State College, Dr. Todd Leach presented me with the Granite State Award which is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the people of New Hampshire. President Leach cited Northeast Delta Dental as a trusted and prolific leader in the dental insurance industry, committed to promoting oral health and wellness, and an advocate of philanthropy and community involvement. I personally serve on 16 outside boards, councils and committees, including the NH Board of Education, one of my personal passions. I strive to inspire others by example and encourage everyone to step out of your comfort zone and find your niche in society. Together we all can make the world a better place.