Trio of community leaders elected to board

Community leaders from Bedford, Concord and Dover have been elected to full terms on the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund's board of directors.

Tom Bunnell of Concord is a consultant in the areas of public interest and health policy. He is the former director and public policy specialist at the UNH School of Law’s Institute for Health,

Law & Ethics, where he monitored and reported on emerging health policy developments, options, and opportunities at the state and federal levels. His experience and expertise include teaching best practice models for using compelling health data, analysis, and recommendations to influence public policy.

Bunnell previously served as a health lawyer and lobbyist at NH Legal Assistance, health policy advisor to the Governor of New Hampshire, and public policy director for New Hampshire’s statewide network of community health centers. He also serves as a policy consultant for NH Voices for Health.

Daniel Muller of Bedford joins the Community Loan Fund board for the second time. He is a retired partner from the law firm of Nixon Peabody in Manchester, where he concentrated on real estate, banking and loan transactions, and loan workouts. Muller was a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Real Estate Property and Probate Sections, and a consultant to local charities engaged in determining the ages of historic homes.

A New Hampshire native, Muller received his B.A. at the University of New Hampshire and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

Paul Spang of Dover has been active with the Community Loan Fund for years, as a member of its Vested for Growth Committee and Business Investment Group. He is President of Spang Management Company, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in turnaround management, financial management, strategic and business planning for small- to medium-sized companies. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer for a privately held manufacturing firm, Executive Vice President for Southeast Bank in Dover, and a Loan Development Officer for Bank of Boston.

Spang has served as a director of numerous companies and organizations, including Dover Economic Development Corp., KeyBank of NH, Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce, Tri-City Chambers of Commerce, The Housing Consortium, Concord Area Trust for Community Housing, and Pittsfield Weaving Company. He has also served on the Board of Trustees for McIntosh College and for the City of Dover Trust Fund. He has chaired the New Hampshire Workforce Council, Citizens Bank’s Strafford County Advisory Board, and the Shaheen for Governor Finance Committee. He has also served on the City of Dover Financial Planning Committee.

Spang graduated from Stonehill College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and concentrations in Finance and Economics, and earned a Master of Science degree in Finance from Boston College.