Brendan Kinney named VPR’s vice president for development and marketing

first_imgVermont Public Radio,Brendan Kinney has been named Vice President for Development and Marketing for Vermont Public Radio.  Kinney will oversee all of VPR s fundraising efforts, including major and planned giving, membership, underwriting, foundation grants, and capital campaigns. He ll also be responsible for crafting a strategy to reach new listeners. Kinney joined VPR last month. About VPRListener-supported Vermont Public Radio has been serving the people of Vermont and the surrounding region since 1977. As Vermont’s only statewide public radio network, VPR is a trusted and independent source for news, music, conversation, NPR programming, and much more.  The stations of Vermont Public Radio serve more than 170,000 listeners each week.  For more information about VPR and VPR Classical, coverage maps, schedules, and streaming audio, visit www.vpr.net(link is external). Kinney comes to VPR from SUNY Plattsburgh, where he served as Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations. Previously, he was Director of Saint Michael s College Annual Fund and Advancement Services. I am excited to join the team at Vermont Public Radio, Kinney said.  VPR is a very strong organization, thanks to the loyal support of its individual members and business underwriters. I look forward to helping VPR realize its ambitious and forward-thinking vision for the future. Source: Vermont Public Radio. 3.4.2010 Kinney holds a Bachelor s degree in English and a Master s degree in Education from Saint Michael s College. He serves as a member of the Essex Town School District Board of Directors and resides in Essex with Mary Brodsky and their three children. “We are delighted to welcome Brendan to VPR, said VPR President Robin Turnau. His 15 years of work in development and public relations, along with his leadership experience and enthusiasm for public radio, will help VPR achieve its goals of growing our local news effort and web presence, as well as expanding the VPR Classical network.”last_img read more

Croatia Airlines achieved a large operating loss and a drop in passenger traffic

first_imgIn the conditions of the crisis and the consequences for the tourist season, the additional importance and contribution of Croatia Airlines to tourism is in connecting Adriatic airports with European destinations in the season when the arrival of foreign airlines was significantly reduced. In the autumn-winter period, and especially due to the current deterioration of the epidemiological situation, the importance of Croatia Airlines will be further emphasized by maintaining Croatia’s connection with major European destinations, as a large number of foreign airlines have already withdrawn from the Croatian market or reduced flights. As a result, operating revenues decreased by 59 percent, with the most pronounced decrease in passenger revenues, which is a direct consequence of the drastic reduction in demand for air transport services.  In the first nine months of 2020, the number of passengers in domestic regular traffic (142.958 passengers transported) decreased by 64 percent, in international regular traffic (384.712 passengers) this decrease was 69 percent, and in extraordinary traffic (5.700 passengers) there was a decrease of 91 how much. A total of 533.381 passengers were transported in the first nine months, ie 1,168.190 fewer passengers than in the same period in 2019 (-69 percent). The increase in net loss by HRK 195,1 million compared to the same period in 2019 is a direct consequence of the decrease in demand for air transport services in the context of the global pandemic, which the company in the period from April to September 2020. directly reduced revenue by 70 percent.  As a result, there was a reduction in flight by 11.709 flights and a drop in the number of transported passengers of 69 percent (-1,168.190 passengers). Due to reduced demand for air transport services in the epidemic crisis, Croatia Airlines recorded a drop in passenger traffic of more than 90 percent in April and May, by 80 percent in June, by 70 percent in July, by 67 percent in August, and by 80 percent in September.center_img Given the deteriorating epidemiological situation and further decline booking in the coming period (autumn and winter) no significant improvements are expected, especially because these are the months of the low season (winter season) when the company makes losses even under normal conditions. An additional problem in maintaining liquidity is the unpredictability of the duration of the crisis caused by the pandemic, and thus the pressure on the company’s cash flows. In the first nine months, Croatia Airlines made an operating loss of HRK 222,4 million, which with a net financing result gives a net loss of HRK 243,5 million.  Photo: CAlast_img read more