Shumlin names Peterson as Tax Commissioner, Duffy to be HR Commissioner and Ide to stay at DMV

first_imgGovernor-elect Peter Shumlin today announced the appointments of Vermont’s next Tax Commissioner, Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and Commissioner of Human Resources. Mary Peterson will be Tax Commissioner, Kate Duffy will be Commissioner of Human Resources and Robert Ide will remain as Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.‘Mary has the skills and experience to ensure that we implement a tax system that grows wealth and grows jobs,’ said Shumlin. ‘I am grateful that she has agreed to take on this important challenge.’YouTube Video courtesy of vtdigger.org (story and more videos)Mary Peterson served six years (2002-2008) in the Vermont House of Representatives. She was Clerk of the Ways & Means Committee for all three terms, involved in numerous major tax bills in that time. Prior to serving in the House, she was Chair of the Williston Selectboard, and also served on the Board of Directors of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns. She returned to private legal practice in 2008 with the Burlington firm of Spink & Miller, having worked previously as an attorney with the Department of Public Service and a Boston, Massachusetts, law firm. As commissioner, Mary’s salary will be approximately $85,000.‘I am honored that Rob has agreed to stay on as Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles,’ said Shumlin. ‘Rob is a 7th generation Vermonter and long time small business owner who has successfully brought his business skills to state government.’Robert Ide is currently the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles. He is a graduate of Danville High School, Vermont Technical College, and the University of Vermont. He was employed in his family’s feed and grain business in St. Johnsbury, where he was President of the corporation during the divestiture of the Ide family feed stores. In 1992, Rob was elected to the Vermont State Senate, a position he held until March of 2003 when he resigned his Senate seat in order to accept the appointment as Vermont’s Director of Energy Efficiency in the administration of Governor Douglas. In June 2008, Rob transferred from the Department of Public Service to head the Rail Division of the Vermont Agency of Transportation. And, on August 18, 2009, he started his tenure as Vermont’s Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. As Commissioner of the DMV, Rob’s salary will be approximately $91,000.‘As Deputy Commissioner of Human Resources, Kate has done a fantastic job and I am thrilled that she will now be taking on the role of Commissioner,’ said Shumlin. ‘Kate’s expertise and knowledge of state government will be critical in this difficult economic time as we work to boost the morale of state workers and ensure they can fulfill their duties to Vermonters.’Kate is currently the Deputy Commissioner of Human Resources. Prior to this, she was Vermont’s Assistant Attorney General from 2004 until 2010. Kate attended George Washington Law School and resides in Williston. As Commissioner of Human Resources, Kate’s salary will be approximately $82,000.last_img read more

How about a home loan party

first_imgYou can’t seem to read any of the trade press without some reference to attracting Millennials. They are the golden child of the future of Credit Unions and every is looking for that elusive solution to success.Mortgage lending is no different. Get that Millennial to become a first time home buyer with your Credit Union and then build upon the relationship to get them to use the Credit Union as their primary financial institution and make them a customer for life.Recent articles, including this one from Bloomberg, talk about how to help more Millennials become home owners and get qualified for a mortgage.But how do you help spread that word that home ownership is worthwhile and within reach?Here’s an idea I’ve always loved, but never had the guts to implement …..Somewhere around eight to ten years ago, the Filene Research Institute’s i3 program launched a concept called MoneyWorks. You can read about it here. The general premise of the program was to go back to the days of the time honored Tupperware party. Over the years, this has morphed to Longenberger Baskets, Pampered Chief, Avon and Thirty-One. Invite people into your home and sell them some product. Why not do this for the Credit Union? MoneyWorks was an in-home party about the Credit Union aimed to grow membership and spread the good news through word of mouth. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL schedule: KKR gets relief, to play all home matches at Eden

first_imgNew Delhi: Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders will play all their Indian Premier League home matches at the Eden Gardens despite West Bengal going into polls during all seven phases of general elections. The BCCI on Tuesday released the full schedule of the round robin league matches starting March 23 till May 5. As usual, there will be a total 56 matches that will be played during the six-week tourney.Among the round robin matches there are 12-afternoon starts (4 pm matches) on the weekends.The IPL operations team has ensured that no team plays their home matches at the alternate venues as the general elections will be held in seven phases from April 12 to May 19.Even Kings XI Punjab, who had played a few of their home matches in Indore during earlier editions, will play all their matches in Mohali.“The biggest challenge was to ensure that KKR gets to play all their matches at the Eden Gardens as West Bengal is the only state which is going to polls on all seven dates. However, with Calcutta and adjoining areas going to polls on May 19, we have been able to sort the issues with help of the government and local police authorities,” a senior BCCI official said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more