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Musselman receives engineer award

PORTSMOUTH — At the annual meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education in Tampa, Florida, Craig Musselman received the Glen L. Martin Practitioner Award from the ASEE Civil Engineering Division.

The award is issued annually to a practicing engineer for career-long contributions to engineering education. It recognized Musselman’s contributions in the areas of engineering licensure and the accreditation of university engineering programs on behalf of various national engineering organizations.

Musselman is president of CMA Engineers of Portsmouth and is a resident of Rye.

Cheppo joins Tighe & Bond as chief financial officer

WESTFIELD, Mass. — Tighe & Bond, a northeastern leader in engineering and environmental consulting, appointed Doug Cheppo as its chief financial officer.

Cheppo will lead Tighe & Bond’s finance and information technology functions and aid the firm in its ongoing strategy to expand its presence throughout the Northeast, be recognized as a great place to work, and help our clients achieve their goals.

He will oversee financial and technology operations from the firm’s headquarters in Westfield. He brings 35 years of experience in managing business performance and financial operations. Cheppo previously served as chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Thorpe Plant Maintenance and Engineering, and vice president of finance for firms including AECOM, KBR and CH2M HILL. Cheppo earned an MBA in Finance from New York University and a bachelor of science in ceramic engineering from Rutgers University.

Tighe & Bond provides comprehensive engineering and environmental services to hundreds of public and private clients across the northeastern United States, with emphasis on the education, energy, government, health care, industrial, real estate and water/wastewater markets. A staff of 370 work from nine offices in Middletown and Shelton, Connecticut; Westwood, Pocasset, Worcester and Westfield, Massachusetts; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Rhinebeck, New York, and Providence, Rhode Island.

Provident’s Withee hosts EXIM at talk

PORTSMOUTH — Chuck Withee, president and chief lending officer at The Provident Bank, hosted the Export-Import Bank of the United States at Provident’s Executive Roundtable discussion in Boston June 19.

Provident has been a delegated authority lender for EXIM since 2015 and was just awarded the President’s “E” Award by the U.S. Department of Commerce for its contribution in expanding U.S. exports.

“It was an honor to have EXIM join us in Boston to discuss important topics affecting exporting businesses,” Withee said. “As a commercial bank with a specialty in export financing, it is important to us that we offer our small and medium-sized business customers the resources they need to support their export operations. EXIM staff offered critical information to our customers during our executive roundtable discussion.”

The roundtable focused on exporting to support infrastructure, including the medical sector; using renewable energy financing to reach new overseas markets; and using buyer financing of both equipment and services as a sales tool.

The Provident Bank’s export services include the ability to execute international wire transfers and foreign exchange transactions, provide export working capital lines of credit and arrange financing to overseas buyers to help them purchase U.S. products and services. All of this enables clients to secure the financing they need for successful exporting.

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Bouchard joins Ameriprise Financial

PORTSMOUTH — Ryan Bouchard, CRPC, has joined Ameriprise Financial Services as a private wealth advisor and managing director.

He is joining as Bouchard Wealth Management, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services at 25 Chestnut St. in Portsmouth. His practice also includes Registered Client Service Associate Jennifer Bevins.

Bouchard Wealth Management has more than 24 years of combined wealth management experience, serving over 75 families and businesses in Portsmouth and across the United States. Its areas of focus include investment management, wealth preservation strategies, retirement planning, sustainable and responsible investing, tax planning, small business financial strategies and family finances.

As a private wealth advisory practice, Bouchard Wealth Management provides financial advice that is anchored in a solid understanding of client needs and expectations and provided in one-on-one relationships with their clients. For more information, call (603) 319-3121.