Neale Lunderville joins GMP as Enterprise Innovation Leader

first_imgCOLCHESTER, 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.  last_img read more

Performing on patios: Musician brings concert to you

first_imgSo what he decided to do was simple: drive-up concerts, which provide entertainment at a social distance. Back in January, Reed left his job at Broome-Tioga BOCES in pursuit of touring opportunities with the band in the Northeast and out west in California. The tour not the traditional road trip of music, but one Reed thinks helps a little more during a time like this. “Music is the blood that pumps through my veins,” he said. “Without it, I don’t know what to do.” ENDWELL (WBNG) — Local musician Tyler Reed has changed the way he tours after the coronavirus pandemic forced him and his band, Second Suitor, to cancel upcoming concerts. “This is wonderful to be able to jump back into the world a little bit, and to bring some smiles to some people. I’m so excited people are happy about this idea,” he said. But for the concerts he has done, it’s helped give him the energy he needs during a difficult time for many. Family friends and “concert-goers” Michele and Chad Mapes enjoyed Reed’s acoustic punk rock performance.center_img “As much as I love providing people with this outlet, this fun and this happiness, this is important to me and my mental health,” Reed said. “Touring and playing music is all I am and all I do.” While the shows are no more, Reed’s passion for music hasn’t wavered or stopped. “It was fabulous,” Michele said. “It kind of gives you a new perspective on different ways to do things you wouldn’t ordinarily think of.” For more coronavirus coverage, click here. “This is kind of a way for me to tour still and promote…but also just promote happiness and being kind and making people smile.” Reed has performed solo as he and the other band members are still trying to figure out the best way to rock on while also staying safe.last_img read more

NSC, ANSA McAL on board for “Bragging Rights” football

first_imgAs the clock winds down to the first-ever “Bragging Rights” five-a-side football, the tournament has received the blessing of the National Sports Commission (NSC), along with sponsorship from distributing giant ANSA McAL.ANSA McAL’s Nigel Worrell; Marlon “Freedom Boss” Jacobs; Director of Sport, Christopher Jones; ANSA McAL Brand Manager Errol Nelson and Ferez Mohammed pose with the winners’ trophyThe highly-anticipated football action will go down this weekend at the newest entertainment spot, Marriott beachfront. While registration is already closed, the three-day competition will feature 18 teams vying for bragging rights, street football style.Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, while praising the Freedom Family for implementing such an initiative, highlighted the benefits the competition has for the target areas.“It provides an opportunity for young people who otherwise would not have had an opportunity to be a part of such a tournament. We recognise some of the communities that would be participating in the event from Albouystown, Tiger Bay, Leopold Street; these youngsters are in communities which would be referred to as at-risk communities and activities like this remind them that persons are still looking out for their interest,” the Director of Sport stated.He then went on to highlight the variety that the event presents, noting that it is more than just a few football matches. “The ambiance will be set for two sorts of deliverables: 1) It is a football tournament in which you have an opportunity to rep for your community, and 2) the atmosphere where you can sit with your family and friends on the beach,” Jones explained.The five-a-side football will be sponsored by ANSA McAL under its Stag, iCool and iCool Water brands. ANSA McAL Brand Manager Errol Nelson, after congratulating the Freedom Family on their venture, noted that the company was excited to be a part of this first-time venture.“As you may know, over the years, ANSA McAL has been known for distributing brands and products of the highest quality and as such, we are expecting a very high level of competition to be displayed by all the teams and also disciplined supporters,” Nelson stated.The competition will see the preliminary round being played on the first night Friday, October 19 (tomorrow) and will heat up on Saturday, October 20 with the knockout rounds. The semi-finals and final will be played on Sunday, October 21. Tickets for the individual days currently cost $1000 while the three-day pass is valued at $2500.With bragging rights will come a grand prize as explained by the “Freedom Boss” himself, Marlon Jacobs. “Prizes for teams will amount to $500,000 cash. First-place winner will get $300,000, second place will get $100,000 and third and fourth will split the remaining hundred,” the organiser declared.last_img read more