MCI trustees welcome two new members

Posted Feb. 16, 2010, at 10:14 p.m.
Elaine Patterson. new MCI trustee, Feb. 2010.
Elaine Patterson. new MCI trustee, Feb. 2010.
Andi Vigue, new MCI trustee, Feb. 2010.
Andi Vigue, new MCI trustee, Feb. 2010.

PITTSFIELD, Maine — Maine Central Institute Headmaster Christopher Hopkins announced Tuesday that two new members have been added to the school’s board of trustees.

Board Chairman Norbert Young said Elaine Patterson and Andi Vigue were elected by the other trustees because of their extensive experience in human resources and capital projects, respectively.

“We see their appointments adding strength and foresight to an already talented and dedicated board,” Young said in a prepared statement.

Patterson brings more than 25 years of experience in human resource management to the table. She is a former executive at UNOCAL Corp., now known as Chevron Corp., and is an organization and leadership adviser at Breitburn Energy in California, according to a press release. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., where she is also a member of the board of trustees. She also holds a master’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.

Vigue, a 1989 graduate of MCI, grew up in Pittsfield and is the president and chief operating officer for Cianbro Corp. of Pittsfield, Maine’s largest construction firm. Vigue oversees a work force of 2,500 and annual revenues in excess of $470 million, His expertise is in corporate engineering and estimating, career development and employment services, and quality control. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maine.

Patterson and Vigue, who were approved by the trustees earlier this month, will join the trustees at their next meeting in June. There are approximately 30 people on the board of trustees, plus several trustees emeriti.

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