Dennehy & Bouley’s greatest asset is our professionals
Our leadership team is made up of high-caliber strategic thinkers, who constantly question, challenge, and push the envelope of possibilities for your trade association, non-profit organization, or corporation. Take a moment to read our company biographies. We think you’ll agree that we have carefully assembled a team of highly experienced individuals who have management experience at several levels.
Michael Dennehy is the co-founder of Dennehy & Bouley LLC. Michael has been a leader in the industry since he entered the political and public policy arena in 1991.
Known as a public affairs advisor to regional and state organizations and corporations, Dennehy served as senior political advisor to Senator John McCain’s 2008 Presidential Campaign. He also served in the role of National Political Director in 2007. Dennehy was one of the earliest members of McCain’s political team serving as the New Hampshire Campaign Manager and the New England Political Director in 1999-2000.
Michael has led several successful advocacy and political campaigns in the region including New Hampshire Governors Craig Benson (2002) and Steve Merrill (1992 and 1994). Previously, Michael was the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, Republican National Committeeman from New Hampshire and served as special assistant to Governor Stephen Merrill, managing political and legislative crises.
Dennehy was also a senior advisor for Texas Governor Rick Perry, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour and Texas Senator Phil Gramm.
He often appears on local radio and television and is regularly quoted in the national news media.
Michael has served on many local and state boards but is most passionate about his involvement with Special Olympics New Hampshire where he serves on the Board of Directors and is the Local Program Coordinator for the Concord Golden
Michael lives in Bow with his wife, Joya, and their four children.
As partner in Dennehy & Bouley, Jim Bouley has 30 years of political/governmental experience in New Hampshire.
The consummate “insider” in New Hampshire, Jim brings his special skills to bear for the firm’s wide client base. His talents have brought success to innumerable client projects. A 1988 graduate of University of New Hampshire, he has been involved in the political world since the start of his career.
Jim has managed lobbying, grassroots and political action committee activities for business clients, not for profit organizations and trade associations. In 2004, Jim was named to The Union Leader’s 40 Under Forty, as an important figure to watch in the Granite State.
In November 2007, Jim was elected Mayor of Concord, New Hampshire. Prior to running for the Mayor, he served 10 years on the Concord city council. As Mayor, Bouley presided over a $15 million dollar revitalization of downtown Concord. Additionally, S&P gives Concord a AA+ rating due to their well-managed budgets.
Jim was the presented the Business Leader of the Year Award by the Concord Chamber of Commerce in 2017. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Capital Center for the Arts, the Local Government Center and he chaired the Granite United Way Merrimack County Campaign.
He resides in the city of Concord with his wife, Tara.
Alex Koutroubas is a government affairs and association management specialist with Dennehy & Bouley. With nearly fifteen years of experience in lobbying and association management, Alex has a reputation of being a strong advocate with a successful track record in building relationships and getting results for his clients.
Alex has assisted in the drafting and crafting of many pieces of legislation over the years and successfully lobbied against other legislation deemed harmful to clients, goals and objectives. Alex’s broad policy expertise includes the NH state budget, engineering and infrastructure, developmental services, senior services, and occupational licensing. Alex also has extensive experience in association management, through his work as the executive director of the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Hampshire and the association manager for the NH Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
Alex grew up in Salem, NH and graduated from Keene State College with a bachelor’s in Management and minor in political science.
Dick is a veteran of 35 years in New Hampshire politics. Dick has been a registered lobbyist since 1982 and is seasoned in healthcare, long term care, education, pyrotechnics, and privacy/direct marketing, gaming and environmental issues.
In 1979, Dick came to Concord to join Governor Hugh Gallen’s staff. He served the governor as the Educational Advisor and was appointed as New Hampshire’s Commissioner to the Education Commission to the States and Chairman of the Board of the NH Youth Development Center.
He also served as the Governor’s Liaison to the NH Executive Council, responsible for all appointments to state government. He began an independent consulting firm in 1983 and was named by Nashua Telegraph as one of the top 5 lobbying firms in Concord.
In addition to his lobbying activities, he has served for the last 18 years as professor at the NH Community Technical College and in 2000 he received the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service.
Matt Gatzke is a program administrator offering professional association management services to our association clients at DB Management. He has over 20 years of experience in programs and event planning, budget development and strategic initiatives for clients in a multi-client work environment. He has a strong background of building productive relationships with clients to help them identify and achieve their long-term goals. For clients, Matt has been successful in the development of boards of directors, working in tandem with members to develop and executive educational programming, and has assisted in public relations and legislative efforts including creating member issue position surveys, supporting stakeholder response teams and as a voice for the organization when communicating with members, regulators and the sectors of the public impacted by the organizations mission. Matt worked for 14 years for the American Bankers Association in Washington, DC as a senior meetings manager managing banker training programs, conventions and expositions.
Matt is project driven and due to the demands of multiple clients, he is adept at shifting focus and energies as needed to maintain positive and productive working relationship with client boards, committees and members at large. He has helped clients make the most of their resources to address industry challenges and he has helped clients develop and orchestrate new initiatives such as conferences and tradeshows with a positive impact on their bottom lines.
For DB Management, Matt’s client focus includes the professions of financial services, assisted living, student transportation, onsite wastewater treatment systems, home inspection and public relations.
Matt grew up along the Delaware River in the Poconos of PA. He graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a B.S. in Non-Print Media and Communications. He is both a trail and street running enthusiast, enjoys DIY home projects, gardening and exploring New England’s coastal and other natural wonders. Matt is an active member of his local Rotary club currently serving as the club’s President.
Dee Rainville is an operations manager with DB Management. With over 30 years total experience in operations, database administration, and association management, Dee is widely recognized for her ability to lead clients through the process of building their association through communication, building relationships, best practices for operations management, detailed implementation, and accountability.
Dee has overseen project management from conceptualization through implementation. Her leadership led to the successful development and execution of the research and prospect management program at Holderness School.
An experienced planner, Dee coordinates all events with extensive detail, from the smaller training classes for NH Department of Environmental Services and NH Water Pollution Control Association to the 600+ annual EDIES Award Ceremony. In addition, she has executed successful data transitions and software migrations for thousands of records while maintaining the integrity of
membership and financial information.
Clients rely heavily on Dee’s expertise. She is the Board Liaison for NH Excellence in Education, NH Local Welfare Administrators Association, NH Tax and Accounting Professionals, and NH Water Pollution Control Association, as well as registrar and membership contact for the American Society of Home Inspectors New England, Granite State Onsite Wastewater Association, NH
Association of Residential Care Homes, and NH School Transportation Association.
Dee grew up in Smithfield, RI and graduated from Plymouth State University with a BS in Business Administration. She is an active member of her local church.
Sarah joined the Dennehy & Bouley team as our bookkeeper in January 2018. She has almost 22 years of experience working for various organizations and businesses in the Concord area in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll processing, and general bookkeeping and accounting.
Her experience spans a variety of companies, both non-profit and for-profit including a church and daycare, a restaurant, a dentist, retail stores, and now many associations. Sarah worked in local banking for 6 years, and she served on the board of directors for her condominium association for over 10 years.
Sarah lives in the Concord area with her husband and children.