FedBid Names Former Vermont Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie to Board of Advisors
Commercial Airline Captain, US Air Force Reserve Colonel, Public Policy Consultant Brings Wide Range of Government and Private Sector Experience to Company
VIENNA, VA, March 16, 2011 — FedBid, Inc., the online reverse auction marketplace, today announced that it has named former Vermont Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie to FedBid’s Board of Advisors.
Dubie completed four terms as Vermont’s Lieutenant Governor in January 2011. He currently serves as a Captain for American Airlines, a Colonel and Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer in the US Air Force Reserve and a public policy consultant. He was narrowly defeated in the 2010 election for governor of Vermont.
“Brian has a unique set of skills, experience and personal relationships across both government and the private sector,” said FedBid President Glenn Richardson. “As we expand this high-growth, customer-oriented enterprise into new markets, Brian’s first-hand insights regarding state and local government, the National Guard, emergency management and other areas will represent FedBid well. Our Board of Advisors is excited to welcome him aboard.”
Dubie says he is equally excited about helping state and local public sector institutions leverage FedBid’s proven savings platform.
“As someone who has served at the executive level in state government, I know that leaders across the spectrum have a pressing need to cut costs and improve service,” said Dubie. “FedBid offers just what they need, and, FedBid’s robust marketplace represents a hopeful new frontier for businesses in our states, especially small businesses.”
As a pilot for American Airlines, Dubie initially flew the MD-80 aircraft and now flies the Boeing 737-800. He has logged more than 10,000 hours in commercial aircraft and more than 2,500 hours in military fighter aircraft, including the F-4 Phantom and the F-16 Falcon. After joining the Vermont Air National Guard in college, Dubie rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Vermont Air National Guard, serving as Instructor Pilot, Operations Support Flight Commander and Commander of the 158th Fighter Wing. In 1998, he left the Air Guard to join the US Air Force Reserve, where he now holds the rank of Colonel as an Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer in the National Security Emergency Preparedness Agency.
With his brother, Mark Dubie, Brian Dubie is also co-owner and co-operator of a 23,000-tap maple sugaring operation, Dubie Family Maple, located in the town of Fairfield, Vermont. He is a member of the board of directors for software company Vermont Systems, Inc. Dubie attended the US Air Force Academy and completed his degree work at the University of Vermont, where he earned BS in Mechanical Engineering.
Brian Dubie is married to Penny Dubie. They have four children: daughters Emily and Casey, and sons Jack and Matt.
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FedBid, Inc. operates the full-service FedBid® online reverse auction marketplace at www.FedBid.com, where sellers compete to meet buyers’ needs for billions of dollars worth of goods and services. To date, thousands of public sector and commercial buyers have used FedBid to increase efficiency, improve transparency, and save hundreds of millions of dollars. For more information, visit FedBid online at www.FedBid.com or call (877) 9FEDBID.
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Released: MARCH 16, 2011