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KILLINGTON-The Town of Killington officially announced the appointment of Suzie Dundas as the new Director of Economic Development and Tourism on April 16. Dundas, former events, marketing and media coordinator turned interim director, is charged with marketing and special events to help grow the tourism based economy of the Town.

Killington Town Manager Seth Webb explains: "Suzie has been a leading driver behind many of the Office's accomplishments since 2010, including revamping of the Killington Hay Festival, growing the Killington Classic Motorcycle Rally, receiving the 2011 Governor's Award for Marketing Excellence, and creating of the EDT annual reports. She knows the community, what it needs to grow, and is well prepared to succeed in this new role."

Dundas has been serving as the interim director of the Office of Economic Development and Tourism since October 2011, having worked in the office since June 2010. Before working for the town, Dundas served as the communications coordinator for Killington Ski Resort and worked in the White House and State Department Offices of Public Affairs. In September 2011, Dundas served as the Communications Director for the Hurricane Irene relief efforts throughout central Vermont, and has managed media for outlets including Spike TV, CNN, NBC, and the New York Times.

Dundas, a Killington resident since mid-2009, holds a bachelor's degree in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland, and a Master's Degree in Media and Public Affairs from George Washington University's top-ranked Columbia College of Arts and Sciences. While in school, she was a contributing author to the Encyclopedia of Journalism and conducted an independent socio-economic research project in Southern Africa with the University of Lesotho.

The first tasks with which Dundas is charged include upgrading the Town's online presence, developing a campaign to attract more weddings, marketing the Town as a golf destination, and working with the state and surrounding towns to leverage funding for byways and other long-term tourism enhancement projects.

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