Title: (Retired) State Legislator
Company: New Hampshire House of Representatives
Location: Exeter, New Hampshire, United States
Roberta C. Gibson Pevear, Retired State Legislator for the New Hampshire House of Representatives, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership as an administrator, representative, and legislator.
Ms. Pevear started her career as a secretary for Wilner Wood Products in 1947. She worked as a secretary for the export department of Whitaker Cable, then for Anheuser-Busch Companies LLC, until she started as a legal secretary for Johnson & Johnson in 1960. After leaving the company, she worked briefly for St. John, Ronder & Bell before starting as an administrative assistant at Sears Brands LLC in 1967. Ms. Pevear rose to the rank of secretary, before transitioning to a position as a salesman for Avon Products in 1978. In 1979, she became a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, where she served as clerk of the Environment and Agricultural Committee and a member of the New Hampshire Planning Committee.
In addition to her professional pursuits and career as a public servant, Ms. Pevear served as a commissioner to the Rockingham Planning Commission, and a member of the delegation of Rockingham County, from 1979 to 1988. She was named Inspirational Woman of the Year by the Women’s Radio Network in 2014, and received the Woman of the Year Award from the National Association of Professional Women in 2013. Currently, she serves as a board member for several non-profit organizations, including Transportation Assistance for Seacoast Citizens and Life Wise Community Project Inc. Ms. Pevear published “Write Quick: War and a Woman’s Life in Letters, 1835-1867” and is in the process of having it developed into a film entitled “Heartache: A Woman and the Civil War. She is most proud of her role in crafting an evacuation plan for the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant. As a testament to her success, experience, and leadership, Ms. Pevear has been included in multiple editions of Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in American Politics, and Who’s Who in America.
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