September 15th, 2016
At its August meeting, the Board of Trustees of New London Hospital (NLH)
elected Mark Pitkin to a three-year term as a new Trustee. Pitkin is President and CEO of Sugar
River Bank, based in Newport, New Hampshire, where he also resides.
Pitkin was named the 2012 Community Banker of the Year by the New Hampshire Banker's
Association (NHBA) and currently serves as Treasurer of the NHBA Board of Directors. In his
community, he is Chairman of Housing for the Elderly of Newport, Inc. and Vice President of the
Economic Corporation of Newport. Pitkin received both his BS in Business Administration and
his MBA from the University of New Hampshire.
Since 2010, Pitkin has served on the Finance Committee of NLH. He is also on the NLH Capital
Campaign Committee that is working to raise charitable funds in support of the organization's
rebuilding of its Newport Health Center.
Says NLH Board Chair Susan Reeves, "Mark is a longtime friend of New London Hospital, already
generous with his time and talent, who has provided us with both seasoned financial guidance
and grassroots community connections. We are so pleased that he has agreed to serve now in
this expanded leadership role."
Pitkin fills a position vacated by longtime Trustee Chris Cundey, a New London resident who
served 12 years on the Board, the maximum allowed under NLH term limits. NLH CEO and
President Bruce King says of Cundey, "Our communities have been well served these many
years by Chris, who has devoted himself to his work as Trustee. We are very fortunate that
Chris will continue in a non-Trustee role on our Finance, Human Resources, and Strategic
Planning Committees, extending his valuable work in support of our mission of providing strong
community-based health care for all in our region."