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.
Source = Crowne Plaza Residences Port Moresby IHG brings Crowne Plaza to Port MoresbyIHG brings Crowne Plaza to Port Moresby as an all new residencesCrowne Plaza® will make its return to Port Moresby in July 2019 after the signing of an agreement between IHG and owners OPH Limited.Designed to provide a home away from home for business and leisure travellers to Papua New Guinea, Crowne Plaza Residences Port Moresby will feature 54 elegantly-styled 2- and 3-bedroom units, as well as an all-day dining restaurant, bar, a gym, and meeting facilities.With construction nearing completion, the leading upscale hotel will re-enter the market in July 2019. It will boast an enviable new address within the larger Nambawan Plaza Development in the CBD adjacent to Deloitte building, the city’s newest, ultra-modern prime office complex with breath-taking views across the harbour.Abhijay Sandilya, Senior Director of Development, Australasia, at IHG said: “The Crowne Plaza brand has a long and respected history in Papua New Guinea, so we are very excited to bring it back to Port Moresby, after a brief hiatus. The quality and location of Crowne Plaza Residences Port Moresby, along with the power of the IHG system, are likely to make it a market leader. In fact, we have already had strong interest in forward bookings by a number of blue chip corporate customers.”In recent years Port Moresby has been economically booming, with a substantial growth in construction of housing, office towers, shopping malls and commercial establishments. Its waterfront area has been completely redeveloped with apartments, restaurants and shopping centres, and sporting facilities were upgraded significantly for the 2015 South Pacific Games and the 2016 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup. A large Convention Centre was built and the Jacksons International Airport was redeveloped in 2018.Anthony Smare, Chairman of Nambawan Super Limited, the majority shareholder of OPH Limited, said: “Papua New Guinea has an exciting economic future, demonstrated by the hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in 2018 which brought many world leaders to the city. It demonstrates the need for a contemporary, upscale hotel that embraces both business and leisure travel. We already have a fantastic relationship with IHG and are confident that Crowne Plaza Residences Port Moresby will capitalise on the city’s growing corporate and leisure demand.”Port Moresby is the largest city in Papua New Guinea, and the largest city in the South Pacific, outside of Australia and New Zealand, with a population of more than 450,000 and growing quickly. It’s the main point of entry into PNG for air-traffic and most of the boat-traffic.IHG currently operates 47 hotels in Australasia, including: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, voco, and Holiday Inn Express,Hotel Indigo with a further 29 in the development pipeline, including Hotel Indigo and EVEN Hotels.