(L to R: Tim Horgan, Elyse Harris, Anna Berry, Larry McCrum; photo by Mark Bolton Photography)
Anna Berry has served as Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire since April 2010. She lived in London while studying at King’s College and spent three months living in Nepal as a volunteer English teacher in the Kathmandu Valley in 2008. Her passion for travel, culture, language – and her favorite part of exploring, food!- has also taken her to Iceland, India, and many other countries. She was one of six delegates chosen to represent the World Affairs Councils of America on a 2013 Leadership Mission to Taiwan and joined a New England delegation on an intercultural exchange trip to Turkey in August 2014. Anna was selected as a member of the Leadership Greater Manchester class of 2011 and continues to serve on the program's alumni committee with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.
Previously, Anna directed the communications for a nationally-recognized, environmental non-profit in Massachusetts and served as a communications consultant to the Pew Environment Group. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and has written for publications including U.S. News & World Report, the Pennsylvania Gazette, and the Cape Cod Times. She covered Hillary Clinton's 2008 run for President during her time as a journalist at the Keene Sentinel.
Tim Horgan joined the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire in November of 2009 as an AmeriCorps Member. Since that time he has worked to manage and implement the international visitors programs here in NH, bringing the annual number of visitors hosted to around 300. This includes setting up meetings and programs for high level international visitors selected to participate on the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program and the Open World Program. Tim holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies with a concentration in Political Science from the University of Connecticut, where he also spent 5 months in Monterrey, Mexico on study abroad.
Elyse joined the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire as the Program Coordinator in 2012 before taking her current position in January 2015. As the Education Program Manager, she develops and coordinates WACNH’s global education programs, working with schools, teachers and students from all over the state. Prior to her work at WACNH, she lived and worked in the south of Brazil for two years. Elyse formerly taught Spanish at the University of New Hampshire, Durham and a non-profit language school for young children. She holds a bachelors degree in International Affairs and Spanish, and a master’s degree in Spanish, both from the University of New Hampshire. In addition to Brazil, Elyse has lived in Chile and Mexico and traveled extensively in Central and South America.
Larry McCrum has been with the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire since August of 2010. As the Membership Manager, he is responsible for maintaining membership renewals and soliciting for new memberships. He previously worked for Child Support and Youth Services in Manchester, NH. Before moving to New England from California, Larry worked for the Inter-Insurance Exchange of the Automobile Club of Southern California for twenty years, where fifteen of those years were spent as a bodily injury defense litigator. Larry also lived in Panama for two years, on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, where he was honorable discharged with the rank of Captain.
Meagan started at the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire as an intern in 2014, and joined as a staff member in January 2015. As the Program Coordinator, she divides her time working on events, education programs and the International Visitors Program. Meagan recently graduated from Franklin Pierce University with a Bachelor's degree in marketing. Though she’s yet to use her passport, WACNH brings the world to her and she loves meeting our visitors from across the globe. She likes to quote Susan Sontag - "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list."
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