Neil Levesque
Neil Levesque

Neil Levesque has long-held leadership roles in politics and governance across New Hampshire, currently serving in dual positions at Saint Anselm College and its nationally known New Hampshire Institute of Politics.

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.

After leading Saint Anselm’s political arena for eight years, Levesque was promoted to a second position as chief of staff for President Steven R. DiSalvo in July of 2017. He handles many legal matters of the college and assists the president in managing nearly 2,000 students and 675 employees while still directing the Institute. He recently enrolled the largest incoming class in 15 years, and has guided the development of new facilities, positions, and academic centers that support 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. He may be reached at nlevesque@anselm.edu or by phone at 603-222-4109.