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Governor Chafee nominates Dennis J. Duffy, Esq., to the Rhode Island Board of Education

Duffy is a leader in the field of energy

Providence, RI Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today his nomination of Dennis J. Duffy of Cranston for the Board of Education, filling the seat vacated by Michael Grande.

"Dennis has more than two decades of experience as the Vice President of Energy Management, Inc., a leading developer of traditional and renewable energy projects, and as a former partner in the law firm of Partridge, Snow and Hahn as chair of the firm's Public Utilities Practice Group. As a leader in the field, he will bring to the Board of Education valuable insight, perspective, and expertise," Governor Chafee said. "I thank Michael for his service to the State of Rhode Island and being a valuable member of this Board."

The Board of Education is the chief policy-setting body overseeing K-20 education in Rhode Island. Through its designated powers and duties, the Board helps shape the course of public education to ensure that all of the state's students receive the best possible education.

Duffy is a member of the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Bar Associations, and he has been an adjunct professor of law at Boston College Law School since 2010. He is a graduate of Cranston High School East, the University of Rhode Island and Columbia University Law School. His community involvement has included service as Director of Special Olympics Rhode Island.

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Department or agency: Office of the Governor

Online: http://www.governor.ri.gov

Release date: 02-12-2014

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