John Halper, Vice President
Peterborough, New Hampshire
Professional Consultant, Halper Associates, Inc.

Why have you chosen “Fill the Void” for your volunteer commitment?

I have been involved with and passionate about the performing arts my entire life…from joining a traveling troupe at age 7 to archiving ConVal productions almost seven decades later. The ConVal Regional School District is fortunate to include many talented performers whom I have had the pleasure of watching perform over the past 12 years…unfortunately the venue currently available is often inadequate for producing shows that could truly showcase their talents. A first-class visual and performing arts space located in the ‘void’ on the ConVal campus would benefit not only the student performers, but also the regional communities as well by offering a prime facility for outside groups.  A successful “Fill The Void” campaign will result in attracting more students and families to our district and will enhance the local economy.


John Halper founded Halper Associates, Inc. in 1986, a consulting firm specializing in inventory control and accounting software. Halper Associates has supported more than fifty clients since its inception and focuses on modifying software to satisfy their clients’ business operations.

John was the International Sales Manager for a division of Control Data Corporation from 1982 to 1986, working with leaders of foreign exchange and equities trading floors worldwide. Prior to that he owned and operated a successful marine electronics dealership in Florida, growing the organization to become one of the largest marine electronics businesses in the southeast US.

In 2013, John initiated the role of Project Manager for the Contoocook Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center project and served in that capacity until mid-2015. He remains a member of the project’s Board. John was elected to the Board of Directors of a statewide religious organization in 2009 and led the activities of a Monadnock Region non-profit religious organization from 2006 through 2013. He previously served as an elected member of the Greenfield, NH Planning Board.

John has a strong interest in the performing arts, particularly musical theatre, and is a member of the National Thespian Society.

John received a Bachelor of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science from NYU’s Brooklyn Polytechnic University.

He has three grown sons and a daughter and lives in Peterborough, NH with his wife Liz and their Golden Retriever, Tucker.

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