Leandre Waldo-Johnson, Heller MBA’01, was named associate director of communications, development and marketing at Vermont Tech. She had served as director of communications at Run­Vermont. Rustin McIntosh, Rabb MSE’02, was named senior energy engineer at Bluestone Energy Services, where he oversees energy conservation projects. Katie Coker, Heller MA’05, executive director of the North Idaho Violence Prevention Center, was profiled in the Coeur d’Alene Press. Anya Rader Wallack, Heller MA’01, Heller PhD’07, was named executive director of Rhode Island’s health insurance exchange created under the Affordable Care Act. In making the announcement, Governor Gina Raimondo said Anya “brings the right mix of policy expertise, management skill and innovative thinking to this job. We need a leader who can establish [HealthSource RI] as a sustainable and affordable organization that provides clear return on investment to Rhode Island families and employers.” Anya previously served as policy director and deputy chief of staff to Vermont Gov. Howard Dean. She also was the first woman chair of the Green Mountain Care Board, a regulatory agency in Vermont that oversees insurance rates, hospital budgets and health-care payment innovation. Sam Sisakhti, IBS MA’07, the founder of UsTrendy, the world’s largest independent fashion marketplace, spoke at the 2014 Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition. He discussed the importance of social-media marketing for small retailers. Sam spoke alongside John Donahoe, the CEO and president of eBay, as well as representatives of Facebook and Google. Anthony Stockard, MFA’08, was named the director of theater at Norfolk (Va.) State University. He is overseeing productions with a decidedly pop appeal, including a tribute show to Whitney Houston. “We hope to propel theater into the forefront of our cultural community connections,” Anthony told The Virginian-Pilot newspaper. Joseph Morgan, PhD’09, a professor of musicology at Middle Tennessee State University, wrote “Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon and Cosmopolitanism in the Early German Romantic.”

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