Vermont Chamber seeks 2009 Citizen of the Year nominations

first_imgFor more than 40 yeas, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce has recognized an outstanding citizen with the prestigious Citizen of the Year award. Nomination materials will be collected through July 31, and a special selection committee will meet soon thereafter to select this year’s recipient.Nominees are judged on three criteria: This award is presented to a Vermonter who has made major contributions to the progress and betterment of the Green Mountain State; has been distinguished through outstanding service to his or her community and region; and in the judgment of the selection committee, typifies the true spirit of service and self-sacrifice in representing the finest ideals of Vermont citizenship.The 2009 Citizen of the Year will be honored with a special recognition dinner in the fall. The application includes a nomination form, a brief biographical sketch of the nominee, and supporting testimonials. A selection committee comprised of Vermont Chamber members and past award winners will select this year’s recipient.Last year’s Vermont Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year was Bobby Miller. Past winners include Kenley Squier (2007), R. Allen Paul (2006), U.S. Senator James Jeffords (2005) and Stephen Morse (2004).Contact Antonia Opitz, Director of Events with any questions or to receive a nomination form at aopitz@vtchamber.com(link sends e-mail) or call (802) 223-0603.  You may also fill out a nomination form online at: http://www.vtchamber.com/upload/photos/3182009_Nomination_Form.doc(link is external)The deadline for nominations is July 31, 2009.last_img read more

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Friday people roundup

first_imgEuropean Securities and Markets Authority, Avida International, Comgest Global InvestorsEuropean Securities and Markets Authority (EFAMA) – The Authority has elected three new members to its management board to replace outgoing members whose term expires in November this year. The successful candidates, who will serve two-and-a-half-year terms beginning on 1 December, are:Lourdes Centeno, Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV), SpainKlaus Kumpfmüller, Finanzmarktaufsicht (FMA), Austria (re-elected)Elisabeth Roegele, Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin), GermanyThe outgoing members were Kostas Botopoulos from the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission (HCMC) of Greece, and Martin Wheatley of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Avida – Avida International has appointed Peter Kolthof as managing partner, responsible for Avida’s clients in the Netherlands. He will also focus on multinational companies and the improvement of the investment governance of their pension funds. Kolthof was previously an independent consultant for pension funds. He has also been head of equity at Shell Asset Management Company (SAMCo), as well as finance manager at Shell Chemicals.Comgest Global Investors – Chief executive Vincent Strauss is to give up his seat on the board, as well as his portfolio positions, in 2016, when he is to join the company’s supervisory board. On 1 March, Arnaud Cosserat will take over as chief executive. Cosserat was appointed as CIO last January and has been portfolio manager for European equity at Comgest since 1996. He will keep both positions.last_img read more

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