Glenn McRae to be New Intervale Center Executive DirectorBurlington, Vermont – The Intervale Center has announced that its Board of Directors had appointed Glenn McRae as the organization’s new Executive Director.Glenn McRae has more than 20 years of experience in managing nonprofit organizations. Since 2003, he has been Director of Public Policy Development at the Snelling Center for Government. Previously he served as Executive Director of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility as well as the Association of Vermont Recyclers. He worked with the Vermont Community Foundation for twelve years to develop nonprofit leadership and management education initiatives. McRae has regularly consulted with nonprofit organizations on capacity building across Vermont and internationally. Holding a Ph.D. in Anthropology, McRae has been a member of the graduate faculty with the University of Vermont’s Master of Public Administration Program.Kalisa Barratt, Chair of the Intervale Center Board of Directors, commented, “Following a year of great challenges and successes, we find ourselves ready for new opportunities. As we move forward, I am extremely pleased that Glenn will be leading the Intervale Center. I think we’re lucky to have him. Glenn has a long history of working in nonprofit organizations and strong management experience. His social and environmental ethics match so well with all that we do. I believe that Glenn will bring fresh ideas and tremendous skills, which, with an exceptional team to support him, will enable the Intervale Center to achieve great things in the months and years ahead.”McRae will begin work as Intervale Center Executive Director on Monday, August 4th.The Intervale Center’s mission is to develop farm- and land-based enterprises that generate economic and social opportunity while protecting natural resources. Through the Center’s twenty years of operation, almost 350 acres of formerly abandoned, historically significant agricultural land in Burlington’s Intervale have been reclaimed and put to productive agricultural, recreational, and conservation use. The Intervale Center’s programs help support viable farms, increase access to local and organic produce, improve soil fertility, protect water quality through stream bank restoration, and educate young people about agriculture and healthy food.
During my recent presentation at Trellance’s Payments Academy, I spoke about the importance of embracing thought leadership in building a personal brand. I challenged the attendees to ask themselves, “What do I want to be known for?” This sparked a conversation among the presenters and attendees about what makes someone an expert. The consensus was that years of experience in your field is just one of the main ingredients in claiming expertise. The other very important ingredient is the expert’s ability to remain relevant and knowledgeable on his/her area(s) of expertise in this ever-changing landscape.This got me thinking about the integral role the continuous pursuit of knowledge plays on the journey. As I listened to my colleagues’ presentations, I noted how much was still new to me. With the rapid changes in the payments industry and a continuous conversation around the war on talent in the credit union space, hedging your professional career with the requisite knowledge and resources needed is the only option to remain relevant and adding value.There are so many educational options to help you grow and develop in your field. In the credit union space, there are several CUSOs that offer courses from the board level to specific operational areas. The question is … what should you be looking for in a training program?The Right Content: What content aligns with your current role or more importantly, a role that you see yourself growing into and adding more value to your credit union? Look at the areas that will be covered in the course and use the training opportunity to stretch yourself into other areas as well.Updated information: Are the presenters/trainers knowledgeable about what is happening today? Can they tie in their industry experience with today’s trends and what is on the horizon? Training is an investment in time and money. You want information you can use now, but don’t want it to be obsolete in a couple of months. This becomes even more important with data, which should be current and not several years old.Actionable strategies: Can you go back to your credit union and implement some changes right away? Does your credit union’s roadmap incorporate short, medium and long-term goals? If so, determine how the knowledge gained from the training program will equip you to achieve some corporate objectives.Expert presenters: Do the presenters bring the right mix of experience, current information and an awareness of what is on the horizon to the table? Can they provide guidance in incorporating what you learned into current or future projects within your credit union? Embracing lifelong learning is an investment that requires justification, and it is not always easy to get into the student mindset, but it is worth it. The Trellance Payments Academy makes it easy by providing an innovative and collaborative learning environment. Knowing that your peers are also trying to gain more knowledge and resources to solve everyday pain points, and that there is a team of experts that will help you to apply the information, make the experience valuable. Visit Trellance.com/academy to view the training content or e-mail email@example.com for more information about the Payments Academy or other solutions to solve your pain points. 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Shelly-Ann Wilson Henry In her role as PR & Communications Manager, Shelly-Ann plays a critical role in the development, distribution and management of the content that supports Trellance’s thought leadership agenda. She … Web: www.trellance.com Details
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – UCLA starting junior center Lorenzo Mata limped toward the team bus. He wore a heavy jacket to combat the frigid temperatures and had an ice bag taped to his left hip. Bruins sophomore starting point guard Darren Collison sported a similar ice bag on his left shoulder, then explained why he didn’t play in No. 2 UCLA’s 70-65 loss to West Virginia on Saturday at the WVU Coliseum. With Collison out, freshman Russell Westbrook played a career-high 32 minutes. He went 1 of 11 from the field and scored four points. With Mata out, seldom-used sophomore center Ryan Wright saw action. Backup sophomore center Alfred Aboya played 26 minutes. “I want to play every game, but the best thing is to try and stay healthy for the near future,” Collison said. “I’m going to continue to do my rehab and treatment. I think the best thing was to stay out for this game.” Collison injured his shoulder in the second half Wednesday against USC. He tried to warm up Saturday but was scratched before the game. Mata said he awakened with a sore hip. It loosened up during pregame warumps, but tightened during the first half. Both players talked about heading back to UCLA to be treated for their injuries, and neither knew if they would be ready for this week’s trip to Arizona State and Arizona. The absence of both players put pressure on UCLA’s youth. West Virginia has a notoriously volatile crowd, led by the student section. During a mid-week game against rival Pittsburgh, the crowd taunted Panthers center Aaron Gray by chanting a term that is derogatory toward gay men. So, 80 minutes before Saturday’s tip-off, Mountaineers coach John Beilein addressed the students. He told them the school has made positive strides in changing its reputation the past few years and asked them to represent the school in a positive fashion. When the Bruins took the court for pregame layups, there was a quick chant of “U-S-A, U-S-A,” an obvious reference to a UCLA team with four foreigners. Alfred Aboya and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute are from Cameroon, Ryan Wright is from Canada and Nikola Dragovic hails from Serbia. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!