Democracy at the Local Level: 25 Years of Lessons and Some Questions. Brian Walsh is the former Chairman of the Board of Selectmen in Hanover, NH. He served on the Board from 1996 to 2011. In his business career, he was the founder and original CEO of three technology start-ups including Fujifilm Dimatix (originally Spectra, Inc) of Lebanon, NH. Currently he is a Director of Americans for Campaign Reform and the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies as well as the Community Member of the Quality Council at Dartmouth Hitchcock. He has also served on the Hanover Planning Board, and numerous other boards of for profit and not-for-profit organizations. He is an inventor on a number of patents and has authored numerous proprietary papers. Walsh is a painter. As an artist, through his watercolor paintings, he seeks to portray the beauty of our earth's special times and places: 10 percent of the proceeds from the sale of his works is donated to non-profit organizations working to protect the environment.
Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is an Ivy League university located in Hanover, New Hampshire. Undergraduate students can choose from over 50 majors in the arts and science and engineering departments. Dartmouth also offers graduate degrees in the arts and sciences in addition to professional programs from the renowned Tuck School of Business, Geisel School of Medicine, and Thayer School of Engineering. Notable alumni include Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, and eBay CEO John Donahoe.