MANCHESTER >> Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning has announced the election of three new members to the organization's board of directors.

Robert Zapletal, a native of New York, served in the military with tours of duty in Korea and Vietnam where he served in the Central Highlands and Cambodia as an Advisor in the 22nd ARVN Infantry Division. For 27 years Bob moved through the corporate world working for companies such as Proctor and Gamble, Clorox, Coco-Cola, Cadbury Schweppes, and Ocean Spray. He then moved in to the hospitality business at Cendant where he was instrumental in creating the Wingate Hotel Chain. He retired in 1999 and moved to East Rupert with his wife Nancy. Bob served on the St. Lawrence Alumni Council for six years and was a board member of Maple Street School for 15 years from 2000-2014.

Peter Radford, a native of the U.K., graduated from the London School of Economics, worked as an accountant and then attended Harvard Business School. He worked in the U.S. commercial banking industry for eighteen years, where he held a variety of positions. He currently works as a private researcher, writer, and consultant on business strategy and the economy, and is publisher of The Radford Free Press, a blog on economics covering contemporary issues and the state of economic theory. He is a co-founder of the World Economics Association and serves on its executive committee. He has lived in Dorset since 2012 with his wife Valerie.


Terri Hathaway has lived and worked in Dorset since 1974. She and her husband Jay owned and operated Peltier's Market for over 27 years. In addition to the Market, they owned and operated five other businesses in southern Vermont. Venturing into real estate in 2006, Terri has put her knowledge of the area to work as an agent at Four Season's Sotheby's International. In addition to being a successful small business owner, Terri volunteered as the first Chair of the Vermont Race for the Cure and served as its first affiliate president, and continues serving breast cancer initiatives. She has three adult children.

Green Mountain Academy's mission is to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of the community by providing accessible, diversified and high-quality educational programs to the public. They offer programs year-round with topics ranging from the arts, science, history, politics, economics, and world affairs to cooking classes and bridge.

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