Rutland, Vt. – Community Care Network (CCN) is pleased to announce that it has hired Chris Adams as its new Manager of Communications and Community Relations. In this role, Adams will be responsible for all CCN internal and external communication, as well as its marketing and community relations initiatives.
“I am excited to join the Community Care Network team and help the organization continue to provide a range of vital programs and services to clients throughout the Rutland County area,” said Adams. “I’m also eager to leverage my past experiences to make my mark on CCN’s communication, marketing and community relations efforts, initiatives that will ensure CCN and its services are visible throughout our local communities.”
Adams, 36, comes to CCN with 14 years of diverse experience in the public relations and strategic communication field. Most recently, Adams served as Director of Development and Communications with Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging. Prior to this, Adams worked as an information and outreach specialist with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, as a communications coordinator for Capital Connections, LLC, a Montpelier-based government and public relations firm, and as a communication and external affairs representative for both Green Mountain Power and Central Vermont Public Service.
A graduate of Castleton University, Adams has also been active in the Rutland community for a number of years, previously volunteering on the boards of the Rutland Community Cupboard and the Castleton University Alumni Association, and currently serving as an assistant coach with the Castleton University Men’s Ice Hockey program.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chris to the Community Care Network team and look forward to working with him to continue to grow awareness of the agency and the key resources it provides to a wide range of client groups in our region,” said Dick Courcelle, Chief Executive Officer with Community Care Network. “Chris brings a proven skill set with respect to various aspects of communications and community relations, including public, government, media and donor relations, campaign and event coordination, and fundraising and development, as well as broader organizational leadership experience.”
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