Board of Directors
Patricia GallupChairmanAs Chairman, Patricia Gallup concentrates on corporate vision and long-term strategy for the firm she co-founded in 1982 with partner David Hall. Starting with an initial investment of $8,000, Gallup and Hall oversaw the company's spectacular growth into a direct marketing powerhouse for computer products and technology solutions that in 1999 surpassed $1 billion in annual sales. Under Gallup's leadership, PC Connection completed an Initial Public Offering of its common stock in March 1998 and trades on the Nasdaq Exchange under the symbol PCCC. Gallup has appeared on Fortune Magazine's list of top young entrepreneurs and for three years has been named to Working Woman's list of the top 50 women business owners in the United States. She is a 1979 graduate of the University of Connecticut and in 1994 received its distinguished alumni award.
Joseph BauteVice Chairman
Joseph A. Baute has served on the Company's Board of Directors since June 2001. From 1979 to 1993, Mr. Baute served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Markem Corporation, an industrial marking and coding solutions provider. Since 1993, Mr. Baute has worked as an independent consultant. Mr. Baute has served on a number of Boards including Houghton-Mifflin Company and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, where he was Chairman, and is currently on the Board of Directors of State Street Bank Europe and the Dead River Company. Mr. Baute is a graduate of Dartmouth College, and served in the United States Marine Corps. He also holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.
David Beffa-NegriniDirectorDavid Beffa-Negrini has served on our Board of Directors since September 1994. Mr. Beffa-Negrini served as our Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Creative Services from February 2007 until his retirement at the end of 2008. Mr. Beffa-Negrini served as Co-President of our Merrimack Services subsidiary from September 2005 to February 2007 and as our Vice President of Corporate Communications from June 2000 to February 2007. Beginning in 1983, Mr. Beffa-Negrini served in a variety of management positions in the areas of merchandising, marketing, and communications.
Barbara DuckettDirectorBarbara Duckett was elected to the PC Connection, Inc. Board of Directors in June of 2009 and is a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees. Since October 2000, Ms. Duckett has served as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services which encompasses Hospice Home Healthcare, Visiting Nurses at Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, the Friendly Bus transportation system, and the Castle Center for Adult Day Health for the greater Monadnock region of New Hampshire. Prior to this she was employed by Beech Hill Hospital for 17 years in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as Chief Executive Officer, and also served as a consultant for the Dublin Group, Inc.
Ms. Duckett has also served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) in Washington, DC, and has served on the Commission of the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
She is a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor of arts with honors, holds a master of science degree in management from Antioch, and a systems management program certificate from Harvard University.
Jack Ferguson was elected to the PC Connection, Inc. Board of Directors in May of 2016. Mr. Ferguson served as our Executive Vice President from May 2007 until his retirement in March 2012, Chief Financial Officer from December 2005 to March 2012, and Treasurer from November 1997 to March 2012. From December 1992 to May 2007, Mr. Ferguson served in various financial executive roles at the Company.
David HallDirectorMr. David Hall co-founded PC Connection with Patricia Gallup in 1982. With a keen understanding of technology buying trends, Hall has been a driving force in developing the Company's vision for addressing changes in the high tech industry. Since the company's inception Hall has served the company in a variety of roles, including President, Treasurer, and Executive Vice President. He attended the University of New Hampshire at Durham where he studied Chemical Engineering.