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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2009

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Cultural Resources’ McLeod named to Who’s Who

Commissioner Van McLeod of the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources has been named for appearance in the 2010 edition of Presidential Who’s Who Among Business and Professional Achievers.

McLeod has served as commissioner of the Department of Cultural Resources since 1992. Previously, he served as producing director at the North Country Center for the Arts, founded and acted as producing director of First Night Concord, and was involved in several other arts organizations throughout New England.

In 2007, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the New Hampshire Theatre Awards, and in 2008 the New Hampshire Film Festival created the annual Van McLeod Achievement Award in his honor. He has received several other accolades throughout his career.

The Presidential Who's Who Among Business and Professional Achievers (PWWABPA) organization is a leader in the recognition of excellence in business and professional arenas. Each year PWWABPA reviews thousands of profiles. Only those who meet its high standards of performance and leadership in their field are granted membership and issued a copy of the publication.

New Hampshire’s Department of Cultural Resources includes the State Council on the Arts, the Film and Television Office, the Division of Historical Resources, the State Library and the American Canadian French Cultural Exchange Commission. The Department strives to nurture the cultural well-being of our state. From the covered bridges and traditional music of our past to the avant-garde performances and technological resources of today and tomorrow, New Hampshire’s culture is as varied as its geography and its people. This strong cultural base—which truly has something for everyone—attracts businesses looking for engaged workforces, provides outstanding educational opportunities and creates communities worth living in. Learn more at




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