Neil Levesque has long-held leadership roles in politics and governance across New Hampshire, currently serving as the executive director at the nationally known New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College.
Levesque joined the Institute as its executive director in July of 2009. He has since hosted a variety of state and national productions, including five Presidential debates and numerous distinguished speakers such as Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney.
The Institute’s scope and exposure have grown substantially under the direction of Levesque, who regularly appears on news broadcasts and partners with national media outlets on political programs. Most notably, he helped the Institute capture an earned media value of over $39 million during a two and a half month period in 2016.
In addition to his role at the Institute, Levesque spent some time as chief of staff for President Steven R. DiSalvo. He handled many legal matters of the college and assisted the president in managing nearly 2,000 students and 675 employees while still directing the Institute. He helped enroll the largest incoming class in 15 years, and guided the development of new facilities, positions, and academic centers that supported the college’s mission.
Levesque began his career working for U.S. Representative Charles Bass through 12 years of service and five successful elections. Prior to joining the Institute, he was employed with the Global Wealth Management Division at Morgan Stanley, and was part of an advisory team with responsibilities in private, corporate, and endowment fund management.
In addition to his roles in politics, finance, and higher education, Levesque has served on numerous nonprofit boards. Currently he is the chairman of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary Centennial Anniversary Commission, on the Board of Trustees and vice-chair at Catholic Medical Center, and on the Board of Directors at Pease Development Authority.
Levesque grew up in Nashua, New Hampshire and earned his B.A. in political science at Wheaton College. He and his wife live in Concord, New Hampshire with their daughter, Molly.