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September 21, 2011

Maria Haley, the executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission passed way Sept. 13 after suffering a brain aneurysm.

The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration announced Matthew Erskine will join the agency as the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of Commerce for Economic Development and chief operations officer.

Tom Palisin has been named the acting deputy director of the Technology Investment Office at the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

The University of Utah selected Bryan Ritchie to be the next director of its Technology Commercialization Office.

Paul Washington has been named Denver's director of economic development.

John Ryan has been named the director of the Vermont Agriculture Development Program. The new program will provide comprehensive technical support to help the state's value-added food enterprises manage their growth.

Two administrators in Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology have been appointed to assistant vice president positions. Larry Michael was named assistant vice president for Workforce Development and Special Projects. Tracy Brundage was appointed assistant vice president for Workforce and Economic Development.

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