Michelline Dufort is a professional with deep skills and relationships in public policy, association management, non-profit organizations and strategic communications, and is a well-known entity in New Hampshire’s legislative and business arenas. Her first leadership role was as Executive Director of a Boston-based foundation that distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to area organizations until she relocated to New Hampshire to lead a prominent business association. That role led to a stint in higher education as a Vice President, and eventually to her own consulting firm with a roster that included a coalition of competitive energy suppliers and a joint venture of five healthcare systems.
In the public policy arena, Michelline launched an advocacy program for a statewide association and also has been the lead on a variety of legislative winning issues for a wide range of clients. At Cookson Strategies, Michelline leads the public policy side of the business for this small but powerhouse communications firm and oversees the operations of one of CSC’s most cherished clients, the NH High Tech Council. In the year and a half since joining CSC and NHHTC, the Council has grown in membership, programming, and engagement.