Tom Torti named new chamber chief

first_imgLake Champlain Regional Chamber of CommerceAnnounces New President to Replace A. Wayne RobertsTom Torti has been selected by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber ofCommerce Board of Directors as the new President of the Chamber toreplace A. Wayne Roberts, who will be retiring at the end of the year. “The Board is very pleased to announce that Tom Torti will be the nextPresident of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, followinga thorough and national search process, noted Karen Marshall, LCRCCBoard Chair. “Tom’s solid background in leading and managing complexorganizations, and his experience in policy and state governmentoperations, will provide a solid foundation for his leadership of ourorganization. Tom will be a strong voice for the business community andprovide a seamless transition as we begin new chapters for the Chamberwith the retirement of A. Wayne Roberts.” Mr. Torti will remain in his position as Secretary of the Agency ofNatural Resources (ANR) until after the General Election in November of2006. In a statement issued by the Chamber’s Board of Directors, Mr.Torti stated: “I am excited to be the next President of the LakeChamplain Regional Chamber of Commerce. Although Wayne leaves big shoesto fill, he has pointed the organization in the right direction and Iam eager to work with a vibrant, diverse and growing membership as wellas a solid team of highly respected Chamber staff.”Mr. Torti has been the ANR Secretary since January of 2005. He wasappointed by the Governor to this position after having served as theCommissioner of the Department of Buildings and General Services foreight years. Mr. Torti worked under both Democratic and RepublicanAdministrations, an important attribute for the Chamber’s Board whostrive to be non-partisan in their interactions with the GeneralAssembly and the executive branch of state government. John Dwyer, a member of the Chamber’s Executive Search Committeedescribed the national six-month search process as an intensive, butinteresting exercise in which the committee found a wealth of dynamic,highly qualified list of final candidates to choose from.  “It was adifficult choice, in that each of the candidates possessed exemplaryskills and background. However, Mr. Torti’s ability to work with avariety of stakeholders and people, his financial acumen in overseeingmulti-million dollar budgets and his collaborative manner inestablishing a vision for an organization and then seeing it through inhis work at the state level, is exactly what we are looking for in ournext President.”Mr. Torti has an extensive career in state government and has servedthe local community in various ways including the Essex Selectboard andPlanning Commission, Chittenden County Metropolitan PlanningOrganization, Chittenden County Transportation Authority and variousEssex sports leagues. The Lake Champlain Regional Chamberof Commerce is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote andsupport the healthy environment and quality of life that makes the LakeChamplain Region of Vermont the ideal place to live, work and dobusiness. You have received this message because you authorized theLake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce to e-mail you.To change your or your company’s e-mail contact information, pleasecall 863-3489 or e-mail vermont@vermont.org(link sends e-mail). Toreply directly to the sender of this e-mail, please hit “Reply.”last_img read more

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Somalia hit poor Burundi to open up Group A

first_imgEritrea who earlier beat Djibouti 3-0 will play the Ocean Boys of Somalia in the final group match on Sunday in what is now seen as a final with the winner of the tie assured of a place in the last four. Djibouti still has a chance, but only if they bit Uganda convincingly.Omar Abdullahi Mohammed’s well taken goal in the 43rd minute was all Somalia needed for the victory.Mohammed struck a beautiful volley from range to catch Burundi keeper Onesime Rukundo off guard and give Somalia a lead they jealously guarded to the final whistle.Somalia forward Omar Abdullahi vies for the ball with Burundi’s Ndarusanze Jean Claude during their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match at the Lugogo Complex in Kampala on December 13, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBurundi leave the tournament winless having lost all their matches.Against Somalia, they had the chances to score but couldn’t just get their act in order in the final third. Theyhad to play the last few minutes of the game with 10 men after Landry Ndikumana was sent off for a second yellow card.The Somalia keeper made several crucial saves, in the first half doing well to parry away a header from Elphase Ndayisenga off a Jean Claude Ndarusanze cross.In the second half, he did well again to brilliantly dive to his right and keeper away a Ndarusanze shot from distance.0Shares0000(Visited 29 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Somalia players celebrate after beating Burundi 1-0 at the Lugogo Complex in Kampala on December 13, 2019 to revive their hopes of qualifying for the quarter finals of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKAMPALA, Uganda, Dec 13 – The race to pick up the remaining single available slot from Group B to the semi-finals of the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup will go down to the wire after Somalia beat Burundi 1-0 at the Lugogo Complex on Friday evening.The victory means Somalia are now on four points, third in the group behind second placed Eritrea who are on six and above Djibouti who are also on four but on an inferior goal difference.last_img read more

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