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TBED People

December 02, 2009

TBED People
Eric Abelquist has been named executive vice president of Oak Ridge Associated Universities and deputy director of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.

Arn Boezaart, who has been interim executive director of the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center the past six months, will take over the position permanently.

Melanie Brandt has been hired as chief operating officer for the Technology Association of Georgia.

President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale to serve as assistant secretary of commerce for manufacturing and services within the International Trade Administration.

James Maher, provost and senior vice chancellor at the University of Pittsburgh, announced his intention to leave that position and return to the faculty at the beginning of the next academic year or as soon after that as his successor can be in place.

Steve Martin has been named head of Mississippi State University’s Delta Research and Extension Center.

Maine Gov. John Baldacci swore in Thaxter Trafton as the new acting commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development. Trafton replaces John Richardson, who resigned to run for Governor.

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