Governor Jim Douglas today announced that Deputy Chief of Staff Heidi Tringe will be stepping down at the end of the month to pursue a new opportunity in the private sector. On August 1, she will join the government relations firm of MacLean, Meehan and Rice LLC.“Heidi has been a critical member of my team and a key advisor during these challenging economic times,” said Governor Douglas. “Her expertise, enthusiasm and commitment to Vermont will be greatly missed, and I wish her all the best in her next endeavor.”Tringe joined the Governor’s senior staff in January 2008 as Special Assistant, following 2 years as Legislative Affairs and Communications Director at the Agency of Human Services. She was appointed Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs in 2009 and assumed her current position in January, 2010. “As chair of the National Governors Association (NGA), Heidi has been invaluable to me in helping navigate the many complex issues facing states in Washington and in state capitals,” the Governor remarked. “Federal health care reform is having a major impact on states and Heidi’s ability to quickly understand and relate decisions made in Washington to the realities here in Vermont has been critical.” In addition to her work with the NGA, Heidi served as co-chair of the Governor’s Health Care Cabinet and has been liaison with numerous state agencies and other organizations. Source: Governor’s office. 7.2.2010###
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU witness Peggy Bosma-LaMascus, president and CEO of Patriot Federal Credit Union in Chambersburg, Pa., will deliver NAFCU’s message that credit unions need substantial regulatory relief during a hearing this morning by the House Financial Services Committee.Bosma-LaMascus will testify before the panel alongside other financial industry witnesses in a hearing titled “Preserving Consumer Choice and Financial Independence” and focused especially on rising compliance costs under the Dodd-Frank Act.Today’s hearing will be the second in two months in which NAFCU has urged lawmakers to address onerous constraints of current rules and take action to reduce the proliferation of new ones.Bosma-LaMascus will emphasize that credit unions have a long history of helping the economy grow, even during the recent financial crisis, yet they remain highly regulated and are restricted in their ability to provide services and build capital. She will push the provisions of NAFCU’s five-point plan for credit union regulatory relief to address this. continue reading »
LONDON (Reuters) – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce produced a superb display to outclass local favourite Dina Asher-Smith and Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou as she won the women’s 100 metres in 10.78 seconds at the London Diamond League on Sunday.The 32-year-old double Olympic champion made a blistering start to dominate the race from start to finish, giving Asher-Smith (10.92) and Ta Lou (10.98) no chance of catching her.“It’s a long season and I’ve been training and training. To come out here and run 10.78 is a fabulous time,” Fraser-Pryce, whose season’s best time of 10.73 came at home in Jamaica last month, said.“I feel good. The aim is to make sure when I get to the Doha (world championships) that I’m on point. Right now the females are so close in terms of time so you definitely just have to come out and make sure that you’re ready to run.“My aim for Doha is definitely to be on the podium. For me, its a long season from here so I am hoping my experience will come into play.”Hellen Obiri sealed the women’s 5,000m in a time of 14:20.36 while fellow Kenyan Agnes Tirop also finished ahead of new mile world record holder Sifan Hassan who was third.“In the last lap I was thinking, ‘work hard’ and said to myself when I went past Hassan ‘let me go, see if you can catch me,” Obiri, who set the best time of the year as well as a new meet record, said.Akeem Bloomfield won the men’s 400m race with his season’s best time of 44.40 seconds, ahead of Jonathan Jones of Barbados and Jamaican compatriot Nathon Allen.Swede Daniel Stahl surpassed Gerd Kanter’s 2010 meet record in discus with a 68.56m effort.