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LESSONS FROM THE PACIFIC COAST, THE HATFIELD CENTER, NEWPORT, OREGON

POSTED JULY 28 AT 11:06 AM

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April 8, 2011

Contact: Tina Lecours
tlecours@echovermont.org
802.864.1848 ext. 101

Downloadable photos available at
www.echovermont.org/visitors/photos.html

echo lake aquarium & science center HIRE new events manager

BURLINGTON, Vt. — ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, is pleased to announce the addition of Rachel Connor as the new Events Manager. Rachel Connor is a native Vermonter who grew up in Vergennes. She attended Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island where she received a B.S. in Recreation and Leisure management and a MBA in Hospitality Management with a concentration in Event Management.

Rachel joins the hospitality team overseen by Tina Lecours who was assuming duties as director for both events and guest services for the past year. “Rachel has expertise and energy ECHO is ready to harness as we embark on our planned expansion, allowing us to host more events in our new space,“ said Ms. Lecours.

Most recently Rachel worked as the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Spirit of Ethan Allen III, a position she held for two and a half years.

Previously Rachel worked for the Portland, Maine convention and Visitors bureau as their Convention Services Manager. While at the Bureau she managed the largest sports event to ever be held in Maine. The US Region 1 Soccer Tournament that hosted 25,000 people in 2007 and 2008.

“I am so happy to be on the ground level of such an exciting time at ECHO with the expansion plans and the addition of the new Lakeside Pavilion opening up in early 2012. The Lakeside Pavilion brings endless possibilities and opportunities and I am eager to put my experience to good work”, says Mrs. Connor.

Rachel lives in Bristol, VT with her husband and daughter.

For more information call (toll-free) 1.877.324.6386 or visit www.echovermont.org.
 

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is located at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, on Vermont’s Burlington Waterfront. ECHO features 70 live species, more than 100 interactive experiences, changing and permanent exhibits and seasonal events — all exploring the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. The 2.2 acre Leahy Center environmental campus is also highlighted by the Lake Champlain Basin Program Resource Room, UVM’s Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, Lake Champlain Navy Memorial, ECHO’s Eclectic Gift Shop, and ecology-themed Café managed by Sugarsnap. Open year-round, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day. For more information visit echovermont.org, call (toll-free) 1.877.324.6386, or write to ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, One College Street, Burlington, VT 05401. 

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