The Music Hall in Portsmouth has three new board members for Fiscal Year 2022.

They include Jim Hamilton, head of school at Berwick Academy in Maine.

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Maureen Flaherty, chief marketing officer at Kennebunk Savings, has joined.

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Eric MacDonald, founder of Moblie Gaming, rounds out the group.

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During the annual board summit last month, outgoing board chair Edwin Garside remarked on the challenges of the last year and thanked outgoing board members Mary Horigan of the University of New Hampshire and Kristin Morales, who both served for three 3-year terms on the board.

Garside will remain on the board until the end of his term, according to a press release.

Incoming Board Chair Bob Lord, CEO of PARMA Recordings, recalled first performing on The Music Hall stage 21 years ago and serving as musical director for the theater’s Writers on a New England Stage series for the last 16 years.

“The Music Hall inspires and delivers moments of joyful entertainment, contemplative enlightenment, and meaningful engagement with our community. I’m honored and excited to continue my journey with this historic jewel of our region," Lord said in a statement.

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