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New Director Chosen to Lead Efficiency Vermont

Dec 12, 2014

On a new director will take leadership of the VEIC-administered energy efficiency utility, Efficiency Vermont. Jim Merriam, the current Efficiency Vermont director, announced today that Liz Gamache, an active member of Vermont’s energy industry and a community leader, will take the helm of Efficiency Vermont in the New Year. Jim will remain at VEIC as a member of its senior management team, led by Executive Director Scott Johnstone, as he assumes the position of VEIC Operations Director.

In a press release announcing the news, Merriam said that Gamache has a solid track record in the utility industry, a deep history of public service in her community, and an innate understanding of how to deliver exceptional service and value to Vermonters. He said that he cannot think of a more gifted and qualified candidate to set the course for Efficiency Vermont as it helps Vermonters lower their energy costs and continues to raise the bar on Vermont’s national energy efficiency leadership.

Gamache comes to Efficiency Vermont from the Vermont Electric Cooperative, where she has served as Manager of Corporate Services since 2008. Since 2012, she has been twice-elected to serve as Mayor of the City of St. Albans, Vermont, where she is currently leading an unprecedented downtown revitalization effort. Gamache received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont in Business Administration, and has completed an Excellence in Executive Leadership certification from Champlain College.

As Director of Efficiency Vermont, Gamache will be responsible for executive management, leadership, and oversight of Efficiency Vermont service delivery, strategic planning, marketing, policy, regulatory, and public affairs activities. She will have primary responsibility for ensuring that Efficiency Vermont energy savings goals and objectives on behalf of Vermont's ratepayers are met.

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