COLCHESTER, VT–(Marketwire – January 10, 2011) -Green Mountain Power Green Mountain Power Corp,Former Administration Secretary Neale F Lunderville will join Green Mountain Power in February as Leader of Enterprise Innovation, GMP President and CEO Mary G. Powell announced Monday.”I am thrilled that Neale, a proven highly-effective state leader, is joining Green Mountain’s management team to help us drive new strategic initiatives to serve our customers with low cost, low carbon and highly reliable service.”Neale’s record of accomplishment in managing large and complex state government organizations is precisely the kind of experienced leadership utilities of the future require,” Powell said.In his first assignment as Leader of Enterprise Innovation, Lunderville will provide leadership in GMP’s implementation of its aggressive Smart Grid program over the next few years as well as other key innovation initiatives.”I am very excited to join Mary and her extraordinary team,” said Lunderville. “Being part of a company with a strong commitment to Vermont is important to me.”Green Mountain Power is on the cutting edge of new technology in the utility sector,” added Lunderville. “The Smart Grid and the plans to push statewide broadband availability will be an integral part of the new economy in our state and I look forward to helping the Company improve value for its customers.”Lunderville, 36, was appointed Secretary of Administration by Governor Jim Douglas in August 2008. Prior to this appointment, Lunderville served as Secretary of Transportation from August 2006 to August 2008, as Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs in the Governor’s Office from 2003 to 2006.Born in Burlington, Vermont, where he still lives, Lunderville also served as campaign manager and chair of Douglas’s successful gubernatorial campaigns in 2002 and 2004. He graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in Political Science.Lunderville will report to CEO Mary Powell in his new leadership post. He will start work at GMP on February 14, 2011.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdeasigned Proclamation No. 884 in behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte on Jan. 10to mark the celebration of the Ati-Atihan. BORACAY – Malacañang has declared Jan.17 a special non-working holiday in Kalibo, Aklan – the home of Ati-AtihanFestival. Meanwhile, a devotional novena was seton Jan. 10 to 18 while the liturgies and Sadsad around Pastrana Park was slatedJan. 2 to 12 with masses for the devotees, leading to the Feast of Señor Sto.Niño de Kalibo. “It is but fitting and proper that thepeople of the Municipality of Kalibo be given full opportunity to celebrate andparticipate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies,” the proclamationsaid. Among the activities of the festivalinclude “Paeapak or pahilot” on Jan. 2 to 19; “Pagbisita ag Paghatod kay SeñorSto. Niño de Kalibo sa Baryo” on Jan. 2 to 9; and the dawn penitentialprocession, the blessing of tribes and pilgrims, and the Ro Hornada on Jan. 18. The Kalibo town in Aklan is set for its annual Ati-Atihan Festival. In line with the celebration, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea signed a proclamation declaring Jan. 17 a special non-working holiday in the capital town. EXPLORE BY TRAVELOKA On Jan. 19, the transfer of the Sto.Niño image will highlight the morning celebration while a religious processionand torch parade of the Sto. Niño images will take place around 3 p.m. alongthe major streets of the capital town. A closing liturgy rite around 8 p.m.will cap the 18-day celebration.(With areport from Akean Forum/PN)