Help Welcome New COTS Board Members James J. Fogler, Michael H. Lipson and Marc H. Monheimer

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James J. Fogler, COTS Board Member

James J. Fogler is President and Publisher of The Burlington Free Press/Gannett Co. He has nearly 25 years of experience in marketing and communication leadership roles in an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including online, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations.

Before joining the Free Press, Mr. Fogler was the vice president of marketing for the Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle from 2007-2010.  Previously, Mr. Fogler was president and publisher of the Ithaca (NY) Journal from 2004-2007.  He also held marketing management roles with Gannett media in Binghamton, NY; Poughkeepsie, NY; Westchester, NY; and Lansdale, PA. Mr. Fogler has been with Gannett since November 1988 and is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania.

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Michael H. Lipson serves occasionally as an Administrative Law Officer for the VT Office of Professional Regulation and conducts a limited private and consulting law practice in South Burlington, Vermont.  His background includes experience in public utilities, civil litigation, and administrative law.  Mr. Lipson graduated from the University of Connecticut (B.A. 1966), the National Law Center of George Washington University (J.D. with honors 1969) and Georgetown Law Center (LL.M. 1972).

Mr. Lipson served on the legal staff of Green Mountain Power Corp., where he was General Counsel, until 1999.  He was a member of Miller, Eggleston & Cramer in Burlington from 1985-1990.  Formerly he was professor of law at the University of Toledo College Law.  He previously served as Deputy Director of Vermont Legal Aid, Inc., as a fellow with the Institute for Public Representation in Washington, DC and as an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission.

He co-authored, with Robert S. Catz, MATERIALS ON THE PROCESS OF FEDERAL CIVIL LITIGATION (Matthew Bender & Co., Inc., 1988), a law school casebook.  He is a member of the Chittenden County and Vermont Bar Associations.  His areas of practice include Civil Litigation and Administrative Law.  He is the father of two children and enjoys time with his family, fishing, travel, golf, and jazz.

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Marc H. Monheimer, COTS Board Member

Marc H. Monheimer is Director of the Fletcher Allen Health Care Foundation, a member of the Burlington Tax Appeals Board, and a director of the Vermont Stage Company.  Mr. Monheimer was a member of the Fletcher Allen Health Care Board of Trustees from 2004 through 2011.  He was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Vermont School of Business Administration and an Adjunct Professor of Law at GeorgetownUniversityLawCenter.

In 2004, he retired as Associate General Counsel/Insurance at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a Washington, D.C.-based federal agency.  He is an honors graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and its law school. He practiced law in San Francisco until moving to Washington, D.C, in 1993.

He served as an officer in the United States Army from 1952-1954, during which time he received a Bronze Star for meritorious service.  Mr. Monheimer brings to COTS his experience negotiating and documenting varied, complex, and highly technical business transactions in real estate and development, corporate, commercial and partnership law, and investor and lender financial transactions.  The father of five, with nine grandchildren, Mr. Monheimer is an avid cyclist and enthusiastic snow-shoer and cross-country skier. Monheimer currently resides in Burlington.

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