Franklin Pierce University Board Of Trustees Announces New Member

Sep 16, 2021

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DupreyRINDGE, N.H. – The Franklin Pierce University Board of Trustees announces the appointment of new member Steve Duprey, President of Foxfire Property Management and The Duprey Companies. 

“On behalf of the entire University, I am pleased to welcome Mr. Duprey to our Board of Trustees,” said President Kim Mooney. “We are fortunate to draw on his strong legal and public service background and extensive experience in real estate and property management, which will undoubtedly shape Franklin Pierce University’s future for years to come.”  

Mr. Duprey is a leader in residential and commercial property development and management. In 1981, Duprey founded Foxfire Property Management Company, a commercial and residential property management company based in Concord, N.H. Foxfire currently operates as a subsidiary of The Duprey Companies, an overarching real estate organization that oversees property management, real estate development, and hotel management subsidiaries, including the Grappone Conference Center.

Mr. Duprey currently serves as President of the Board of Trustees for The Currier Museum of Art and is in his fifth term on the Board of Directors of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce. He has more than 25 years of continuous volunteer service to local and state organizations and commissions, including the Capitol Center for the Arts, the NH Historical Society, the Red River Theatre, the Carroll County YMCA, and the NH YMCA, as well as the Concord Housing Authority, the Governor’s Interagency Task Force on Homelessness, and the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority. He is also the co-founder of the annual Payson Center for Cancer Care Rock 'N Race which raises money to support critical services for cancer patients, survivors, and family members.

Board Chair Frederick W. Pierce IV said, “With his considerable property, real estate, and legal background, Mr. Duprey brings 40 years of business and leadership experience that will help the University continue to be a key player within the state’s vibrant ecosystem. We are delighted to welcome him to the Board of Trustees.”

A native of North Conway, N.H., Mr. Duprey was elected to the state’s House of Representatives at the age 19, making him the youngest state legislator in the country at the time. He earned his undergraduate degree in public policy from New College of Florida in Sarasota, graduating in 1974. Mr. Duprey received his J.D. from Cornell Law School in Ithaca, N.Y. in 1978, becoming a partner at Sulloway, Hollis, and Soden, now known as Sulloway & Hollis, in Concord, N.H. until 1986. Duprey has previously served in both state and national roles for the Republican Party of New Hampshire, including as chair from 1992 to 1995 and from 1997 to 2001.

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