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  • Torti to take over ANR from Wibs McLain

    first_imgTom Torti to Become Secretary of Natural ResourcesMontpelier – Governor Jim Douglas today announced that Tom Torti wouldbecome Vermont’s next Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources,effective January 24, 2005.Torti, 50, of Essex, is a veteran state manager and currently Douglas’Commissioner of Buildings and General Services (BGS). He steps in forlong time Douglas confidant Elizabeth “Wibs” McLain who is stepping downto spend more time with her family, especially her 8 grandchildren.Douglas said he is very confident in Torti’s ability to lead the agency.”Tom shares my commitment to improving and protecting Vermont’s naturalresources and working landscape,” the Governor said. “He has a provencommitment to energy efficiency and resource management, has spearheadedour fleet management and renewable energy programs, will continue toadvance my environmental priorities, and has the management skills neededto continue to improve service at the Agency.”At the direction of the Governor last year, Torti worked to develop thestate’s first comprehensive environmental impact and resource managementplan. The plan is working to reduce the environmental impact of stategovernment, save taxpayer dollars through energy savings, create marketdemand for environmentally preferable products-especially Vermontproducts-and demonstrate that the Governor’s commitment to fiscalresponsibility and environmental stewardship go hand and hand.Torti, an avid hunter and fisherman, said he is looking forward to leadingthe Agency of Natural Resources, championing the Governor’s environmentalinitiatives, and encouraging a new ethic of conservation throughout thestate.Governor Douglas also praised McLain’s leadership saying it has been keyto the success of his environmental agenda, especially permit reform,opposing changes in federal emissions standards, and implementing theGovernor’s Clean and Clear Water Action Plan.”Wibs has done a wonderful job leading the Agency, there is no doubt thatshe has been one of this administration’s all-stars,” the Governor said.”She is a dear friend and I look forward to her continued counsel and wishher all the very best in the future.”ABOUT TOM TORTIFormer Governor Howard Dean appointed Torti BGS Commissioner in 1996;Douglas extended this appointment in 2002. Prior to 1996, Torti served asDeputy Secretary of the Agency of Administration and Commissioner ofPersonnel, and executive director of the Department of State’s Attorneysand Sheriffs.Torti is currently serving a second three-year term as Selectman of theTown of Essex. He is a member of his community’s planning commission, andactive in many other community organizations.He holds a Master of Education degree from the University of Vermont, anda Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Michael’s College in Winooski, Vermont.ABOUT ELIZABETH “WIBS” MCLAINMcLain was called upon in December 2002 to head the Agency of NaturalResources. Over many years in government and advocacy, McLain served as alegislator, Chief of Staff to Governor Richard Snelling and later asCommissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation and DeputySecretary of the Agency of Natural Resources under Governor Howard Dean.Prior to her appointment in 2002, McLain was Vice President for Communityand Government Relations at the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation.She is a graduate of Middlebury College.ABOUT THE AGENCY OF NATURAL RESOURCESThe Agency of Natural Resources has approximately 600 employees working inthree departments: the Department of Environmental Conservation, theDepartment of Fish & Wildlife, and the Department of Forests, Parks, &Recreation.###last_img read more

  • Jones leads Badgers to Wolverine Invite

    first_imgThis weekend the men’s golf team travels to Ann Arbor, Mich., to compete in the 2005 Wolverine Intercollegiate. The 15-team field includes Big Ten programs Indiana, Iowa, Penn State and host Michigan, with a variety of other teams from around the country.Wisconsin will be looking to improve after their 14th place finish last weekend at the 17-team Cleveland State Invitational where redshirt freshman Pat Duffy and true freshmen Nick Engen and Ben Herrera all made their collegiate debuts.This weekend’s tournament will be held at the University of Michigan Golf Course. The 6,704-yard, par-71 lay out was recently ranked as the third-best college course in the nation.”It’s an older golf course,” Wisconsin head coach Jim Schuman said. “You’ve got greens that are very elevated, lots of slope in there. There are some holes there that are short off the tee and they kind of bait you into picking the wrong golf club.”The course underwent a multi-million dollar renovation in the spring of 1994, which restored bunkers and tee boxes, and improved the irrigation system. In addition, a new practice range was constructed, complete with practice greens and sand traps.Scoring at the Wolverine Intercollegiate will be calculated in a five-count-four format. Five players from each team will play each round, and the four best scores from each round will then count toward the team total.This fall, Schuman will be challenged when selecting five players for each tournament, and this weekend is no exception.”It’s a totally different chemistry than we had last year,” Schuman said. “I think we’re much more even across the board. All five guys will be ready to contribute at any time. That’s how we’re going to do well, and that’s how we’re going to win golf tournaments.”The Badgers will be led by junior Garrett Jones, who set the UW record for season scoring average last year with 72.7 shots per 18 holes. Last weekend, he carded the lowest Wisconsin score in each of the three rounds en route to a fourth place overall finish.Jeff Kaiser will be the No. 2 golfer and will be looking to rebound from a 62nd-place finish last weekend.Accompanying Jones and Kaiser to Michigan will be true freshmen Tyler Obermueller, and redshirt freshmen Paul Jacobsen and Engen. These five earned the chance to play by beating their fellow teammates in qualifying rounds at practice this week.”We try to get in a minimum of at least three or four [qualifying rounds], and on a day-in and day-out basis you’re going to get your four or five best players out of there,” Schuman said.Although Schuman does not set his lineup for each tournament based on the course being played, he feels that this week’s course fits his team well.”The five guys that we’re taking this week, they all have decent short games and they’re all very good putters,” Schuman said. “If we can get that short game to overcome some of that inexperience then I would hope to see some good rounds out of the guys.””It’s paramount that the guys, when they are missing, that they miss on the correct side of the green. The greens tend to be very, very quick there, so you’ve got to really take care of your golf ball.”While Schuman concedes that his team is not as seasoned as most of the competition, he remains confident.”It’s a lot to expect out of some young, young guys,” Schuman said. “But I do know this: they’re up to the challenge and I’m really looking forward to it.”last_img read more