Chris Sununu was elected the 82nd Governor of the State of New Hampshire on November 8, 2016.
Governor Christopher T. Sununu is serving his first term as Governor of the State of New Hampshire. He is currently the youngest Governor in the country.
Governor Sununu served three terms on the New Hampshire Executive Council representing 32 cities and towns in Rockingham and Hillsborough counties. The five member Executive Council provides unique oversight of the state's executive branch sharing many of the same powers of the Governor and stands as the only one of its kind in the United States.
In 2010, Governor Sununu led a group of investors in the buyout of Waterville Valley Resort where he worked as Chief Executive Officer. Waterville Valley employs over 700 people in the North Country and he led an aggressive expansion effort of the ski resort in cooperation with the United States Forest Service.
Prior to the Waterville purchase, Governor Sununu was an owner and Director of Sununu Enterprises, a family business and strategic consulting group. He focused much of his time on local, national, and international real estate development, venture technologies, and business acquisitions.
Governor Sununu grew up in Salem, NH. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) with a BS in Civil/Environmental Engineering and worked for ten years cleaning up hazardous waste sites.
In 1998, Governor Sununu completed a five-month through-hike of the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia.
Governor Sununu lives in Newfields with his wife, Valerie, and their three children, Calvin, Edie, and Leo.