College names new trustees

POULTNEY - The Green Mountain College Board of Trustees recently elected four new members to the College's governing body.

•Neal C. Vreeland of Poultney. Vreeland has been practicing law for over 30 years. He currently is a partner at Pratt Vreeland Kennelly Martin and White, Ltd., in Rutland. Vreeland graduated magna cum laude from the University of Vermont and cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.

Vreeland is a long-time resident of Poultney where he served terms on the planning commission and as town agent. He has also taught as an adjunct professor of business law at Green Mountain College.

•James J. Moore, Jr. of Dorset. Moore has worked in the energy industry for over 25 years. He served as CEO of Catamount Energy Corp., and was chairman and CEO of American National Power and ESBI Energy Co. Moore was one of the founders of American National Power in 1986 when the company was named Transco Energy Ventures Company.

He began a new role this month as chairman of the Power and Alternative Energy group for Diamond Castle Holdings, a $1.8 billion private equity fund located in New York City. Moore holds a B.A. degree from the College of Holy Cross and law degree from the University of Houston.

•Anthony Cortese of Cambridge, Mass. Cortese is president of Second Nature, a nonprofit organization with a mission to make healthy, just, and sustainable action a foundation of all learning and practice in higher education.

He is also a co-director of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, and cofounder of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and the Higher Education Association Sustainability Consortium. Cortese has B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tufts University in civil and environmental engineering, and a doctor of science in environmental health from the Harvard School of Public Health.

•Michele A. Seyranian of Cleveland, Ohio. Seyranian is executive vice-president and director of strategic planning for KeyCorp. She partners with KeyCorp's national banking and community banking lines of business in their strategic planning efforts.

Her group also coordinates KeyCorp's strategic offsites, executive site visits, and the KeyCorp strategic plan presented annually to its board of directors. Michele holds a B.A. from Niagara University and an M.A. from Case Western Reserve University where she is currently an adjunct professor.

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