Michael Skelton, Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire President/CEO, Is Appointed to the New England Legal Foundation New Hampshire Advisory Council

BOSTON – Michael Skelton, President and CEO of the Business and Industry Association (BIA) of New Hampshire, has been appointed to the New Hampshire Advisory Council of the New England Legal Foundation (NELF,, the leading non-profit public interest law firm in the region dedicated to addressing policy and constitutional concerns related to free enterprise.

The BIA is the state’s leading business advocate and statewide chamber of commerce. Before joining the BIA, Mr. Skelton served as President and CEO of the Greater Manchester Chamber, the state’s largest regional Chamber of Commerce. In total, he has more than 12 years of leadership experience in the Chamber of Commerce industry and a background in public relations, media relations, economic development, and government affairs.

Mr. Skelton is also a member of the Board of Directors of Amoskeag Industries, a member of the Board of Trustees of Manchester’s historic Palace Theatre, and he was appointed by Governor Sununu to serve as a Board member of the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority. Mr. Skelton lives in Bedford, NH with his wife Emily and their two children, Colin and Eleanor.

“Michael’s long experience in promoting the Granite State’s business affairs, his great appreciation of the societal role of commerce, and his extensive personal network,” NELF President Dan Winslow said, “will further strengthen our already impressive New Hampshire Advisory Council.”

“Our state Advisory Councils,” he added, “help develop our Foundation’s positions on matters in the judicial branch, and they often recommend legal advocacy for consideration by our Board of Directors on issues of importance to the region’s economy. The Advisory Councils also host speakers of interest to their particular sector of the economy at locations convenient to members in each state.”


(Editor’s Note: This is the second NELF NH Advisory Council appointment announced in the last ten days. See our news release on Sally Baraka’s appointment here.)

About the New England Legal Foundation 

The New England Legal Foundation (NELF – is the leading non-profit public interest law firm in the region dedicated to addressing issues of law and policy related to free enterprise. NELF’s ongoing mission is to champion individual economic liberties, property rights, limited government based on rule of law, and inclusive economic growth. NELF challenges actions by governments and special interests which would unreasonably intrude on the economic freedoms of individuals and business enterprises in New England and the nation. We believe that economic liberty is fundamental to a democratic society and offers the most sustainable path to advance the American ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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