Franklin Pierce University Board of Trustees Announces New Members

November 20, 2017

The Board of Trustees of Franklin Pierce University announces the appointment of four new members: two New Hampshire women with distinguished careers in government and law; a noted California developer with significant experience and expertise on student housing; and one of South Florida’s leading voices on trade and commerce.

“We are indeed fortunate to have the insights, experience and collaborative talents that these four highly accomplished individuals bring to our Board,” said Board of Trustees Chair Steven Camerino. “Franklin Pierce University has gained new institutional momentum,” he noted, “and our Board is now in an excellent position to provide a new level of guidance and support as the University expands its connections and forges new partnerships, locally, regionally and nationally.”

Franklin Pierce Trustee Butterfield

Naomi Butterfield

Naomi Butterfield of Concord, N.H., is an accomplished attorney who currently serves as Legal Counsel for Merrimack County, N.H. Previously, Ms. Butterfield specialized in higher education and workplace investigations as the lead employment counsel with the law firm Bernstein Shur Sawyer and Nelson at their offices in Manchester, N.H. She began her career practicing law in Colorado, where she served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Colorado Office of the Attorney General.  Butterfield relocated to New Hampshire to join the Civil Bureau of the Office of the Assistant Attorney General and later worked for the Community College System of New Hampshire as General Counsel.  She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and her J.D. degree from the University of Denver, College of Law. Her other professional affiliations include long-standing affiliations with rowing organizations and several community boards including the N.H. Community Loan Fund.  She speaks and writes on topics associated with labor and employment.  

Franklin Pierce Trustee Rosenberger

Teresa Rosenberger

Teresa Rosenberger of Concord, N.H., began her career as at US News and World Report Magazine.  She worked on the White House speechwriting staffs in Washington, D.C. for the Office of the President under Richard Nixon’s, Gerald Ford’s, and Ronald Reagan’s administrations. Outside of government, she was the President of Fairpoint Communications in New Hampshire and has worked as a consultant for AARP. Ms. Rosenberger is President of Devine Strategies, a subsidiary of Devine Millimet in Concord, N.H.  Ms. Rosenberger has served on numerous boards as member and chair and she currently serves on the Board of Directors for the New England Council and the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire and the Board of New England Council; NHPBS (NH Public Broadcasting). She is also a member of the City of Concord Planning Board, and has previously served as a board member and in a leadership capacity on many other New Hampshire and Concord-area boards, service and non-profit organizations.  Ms. Rosenberger earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among her past accomplishments, she was named one of New Hampshire’s most Influential Women in Business and Citizen of the Year by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce in 2016.

Franklin Pierce Trustee Frederick W. Pierce IV

Frederick W. Pierce IV

Frederick W. Pierce IV has spent his career in real estate investment, development, consulting, finance and acquisition. Since 1995, he has served as the President and CEO of Pierce Education Properties, L.P., a Top 15 national owner, operator and developer of student housing and education-based real estate with a current portfolio of more than 14,000 beds of student housing at 24 universities nationwide. Earlier, he led the finance and appraisal divisions for KPMG/Goodkin Group, and was later recruited by Price Waterhouse to start and build their real estate consulting practice.  He has served as a member of and in leadership roles on numerous Boards including current Chairman of the San Diego State University- Fowler College of Business Board of Directors, and former member of The California State University Board of Trustees, among others. Mr. Pierce is a frequent speaker on topics including student housing, real estate, education and the economy. He is the recipient of many professional and personal awards including the honor of being among the “50 Influential Leaders in San Diego,” as selected by the San Diego Daily Transcript in 2017. One of 24 Student Housing Pioneers (Real Estate Forum Magazine- 2013) and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year on 2012. He received his B.S. in Finance from and engaged in graduate study at San Diego State University.

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Alfred Zucaro, Jr., has practiced immigration and nationality law in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County since 1986 and is one of South Florida’s leading voices on international trade and commerce, and is an authority on immigration law and migration strategy. Mr. Zucaro forges alliances between local and international entities as Founder and Chairman of the World Trade Center Palm Beach, and has twice been named one of the most influential people in International Trade and Commerce by South Florida CEO magazine. From March 1997 through November 2002, he was elected to the West Palm Beach City Commission, during which time he helped establish the identity of Palm Beach County as an international business destination. He is also a frequent speaker throughout Boca Raton and South Florida on the topics of international trade, immigration law and business development opportunities.   



Franklin Pierce University is a private, non-profit, regionally-accredited university founded in 1962. Through its campuses in Rindge, New Hampshire and Goodyear, Arizona, as well as centers across New Hampshire in Manchester, Portsmouth, and Lebanon, Franklin Pierce provides flexible learning options that serve a wide range of students. Whether on-campus or online, students can follow a traditional undergraduate track to an associate or bachelor’s degree, or pursue an advanced master’s or doctoral degree.


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