Rick Bornemann is Ethan Allen Institute’s new president

-A A +A

Rick Bornemann is Ethan Allen Institute’s new president

Sun, 08/23/2009 - 2:14pm -- tim

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Rick Bornemann is the new President and CEO of the Ethan Allen Institute.
Rick was born and raised in Connecticut and is an economics graduate of Amherst College in Massachusetts. He returns to New England after a 25-year career in the nation s capital.
Beginning as a legislative aide to an Oregon Congressman, he served as a legislative affairs representative for what is now the Nuclear Energy Institute. He became a vice president of United Illuminating (a Connecticut public utility), and then of Kansas City Southern Industries (a Midwestern railway holding company). His most recent position was that of a strategist and lobbyist for Government Strategies Inc., a Washington government relations firm.
During his long career in Washington, Rick specialized in business, tax and regulatory issues, with a special competence in economic development, transportation and energy.
I m delighted to have been selected to lead EAI to a higher level of activity and influence, as well as to return to my native New England, Rick said. Vermont is a state of great beauty, a high quality of life, and good people. If we can couple those assets with sound public policies that lead to greater economic opportunity and prosperity, it can become a model for the nation.
EAI Chair James Gatti said that the Board is excited to have found a new CEO who is principled, experienced and enthusiastic about advancing our mission of educating Vermonters to better understand the fundamentals of a free society.
EAI founder and current President John McClaughry will continue indefinitely in the post of Vice President.  Said he, Rick Bornemann will be a great asset to EAI and to the state of Vermont. Bringing him on board as an energetic new leader will make the Institute ever more influential in our state s policy debates.
Rick, 53, has an 18 year old son, Marshall, who expects to spend a good bit of time in Vermont with his Dad. Rick s special interests include antique British sports cars and theatre. He hopes to meet EAI s members at meetings around the state in the months ahead.
The Ethan Allen Institute, founded in 1993, is Vermont s independent free-market public policy think tank.
                                                                        #####