|April 8, 2011
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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
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.