Derry, NH (PRWEB) August 26, 2013
The Granite House, an extended care program for men located in New Hampshire, is pleased to announce some important changes to its executive staff. Michael Smith, former Chief Marketing Officer for The Granite House has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO and Founder of the organization, Eric Spofford, will now have the ability to focus on working with the clients in the 12 step curriculum, where his true passion lies and will also gain the flexibility to participate more actively in the programs and activities offered at the facility. In addition to Eric's new role within the Granite House he will also assume as President of Spofford Enterprises, a 3rd generation family owned excavation and property development company.
Mr. Smith began his journey at The Granite House in March of 2013, being introduced as Chief Marketing Officer. Since that time he has grown the marketing and admissions department into a high functioning, extremely efficient and well rounded team. While continuing to oversee marketing, admissions and discharge planning, Michael will now work closely with Chief Operating Officer Bill Simmons. Together they will oversee all company wide operations and ensure planning, efficiency and effectiveness by prioritizing client, employee, and organizational requirements.
Beyond his many years of professional dedication to helping others impacted by addiction, Mr. Smith is personally acquainted with the effects of drug and alcohol abuse due to his years as an addict. After achieving and maintaining recovery, he turned to helping others facing similar circumstances. Now, more than ten years into his recovery journey, he has contributed to the operations of several recovery and rehab-related organizations.
The Portland, Maine native began his career as a residential counselor for a large non profit specializing in dual diagnosis. More recently, he studied Human Services Management at the University of North Texas, and started a company helping families find appropriate placement and consulting for startups and turnarounds. Prior to joining The Granite House family Michael served as the Director of Multimedia and Marketing at Burning Tree in Texas. He also serves on the planning committee for C4 Recovery Solutions which presents the Cape Cod Symposium, West Coast Symposium and C.O.R.E. conferences. In 2012 he worked with TAAP, the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals, to help them grow their conference.
Founder and former CEO Eric Spofford stated in an interview today, "I pass the torch and the responsibility that goes along with it. I behold the highest confidence in the newly appointed Mr. Smith".
For more information about The Granite House and its services, including a detailed description of the program's three phases, visit http://www.GraniteHouseSL.com. Men seeking recovery and their family members are encouraged to call 877-308-8338. Additional resources can be found on the facility's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/GraniteHouse. Or email Michael directly at michaelsmith(at)granitehousesl(dot)com.