Manchester, N.H. (December 7, 2023) — Two Cookson Communications team members were included in the 2024 list of leaders who have made their mark on New Hampshire‘s economy, business climate and the state as a whole. Kristen Lestock, vice president of communications and client engagement, and Meredith Noyes, chief creative officer, were included on the list, which is compiled by NH Business Review. Cookson Communications now has three members of its senior leadership team on the NH 200 lists, as company founder and CEO Matt Cookson was named to the inaugural list in 2020 and again in 2022.
“We are thrilled to unveil the 2024 edition of the New Hampshire 200 list, showcasing an extraordinary cohort of leaders who are spearheading progress in their respective industries within the Granite State,” said Mike Cote, NH Business Review’s editor. “With the assistance of our first two classes of NH 200 honorees, we were able to find 200 new and unique recipients, representing a cross-section of the thriving pulse of business in New Hampshire today.”
Meredith Noyes has been with Cookson Communications since 2016 and leads all design and branding efforts for the company. An award-winning designer, art director, and overall brand builder, she has spent much of her career helping many well-known companies with household brands tell their stories in meaningful ways. As a result, she has the unique ability to work in many styles, from fun and funky to corporate and classic. Her early experience started in New York City, followed by creative roles at agencies in New Hampshire and Boston,
Kristen Lestock has worked for Cookson Communications since 2021 and has two decades of experience in corporate, internal and crisis communications; media and public relations; event planning, promotions and digital media. Over her career, she has worked with national and international media, high-profile celebrities, government officials and stakeholders and a variety of organizations to successfully promote their stories and brands. She fills the lead communications role for the agency and manages numerous high-profile client accounts.
“Kudos to the NH Business Review for shining a light on the next generation of leaders in New Hampshire who are creating such a positive impact on the communities where we live and work,” said Matt Cookson, CEO of Cookson Communications. “In their own unique ways, Meredith Noyes and Kristen Lestock epitomize these types of leaders and play key roles that enable our company to help many New Hampshire businesses and organizations make a difference in our state, economy and culture. We’re thrilled that a light has been shined on their work, contributions and leadership.”
Introduced five years ago, the New Hampshire 200 initiative acknowledges and celebrates entrepreneurs and leaders hailing from diverse sectors across the state. NH Business Review will release a comprehensive New Hampshire 200 book spotlighting the achievements of the honorees in April 2024. This esteemed roster, showcasing 200 of the most influential and on-the-rise business figures statewide, is meticulously crafted bi-annually by the NH Business Review editors following extensive research and analysis.