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Senate confirms 3 board nominations

THE Senate on Thursday confirmed the nominations of Irene N. Holl and Richard P. Kautz Jr. to the Northern Marianas Technical Institute board, and Corrine H. Santos to the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. board.

Prior to the Senate vote, NMTI Chief Executive Officer Agnes McPhetres urged the senators to confirm Kautz and Holl.

She said since Kautz became a part of NMTI in 2014, he has impressed her with his “high ethical standards.”

She added that Kautz has always come up with solutions to the challenges facing the institute.

McPhetres also expressed full support for Holl who is a member of Saipan Rotary Club like McPhetres.

Senators, families and friends pose with Northern Marianas Technical Institute board members Irene Holl, fifth left, Richard Kautz, seventh right, and Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. board  member Corrine H. Santos, center after their confirmation in the Senate chamber on Thursday.  Photo by Emmanuel T. EredianoSenators, families and friends pose with Northern Marianas Technical Institute board members Irene Holl, fifth left, Richard Kautz, seventh right, and Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. board member Corrine H. Santos, center after their confirmation in the Senate chamber on Thursday. Photo by Emmanuel T. Erediano

She said she witnessed how Holl has shown determination and commitment to the implementation of Rotary Club projects.

Holl’s experiences in the private sector will also benefit NMTI.

Holl is executive assistant to Bridge Capital co-owner Shawn Scott while Kautz is the president of Kautz Glass Company.

Santos is a former teacher at Tinian Jr./Sr. High School and worked as a physical therapist of the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp.

The Senate voted 8-0 in favor of Kautz’s and Santos’ nominations. Holl’s nomination was approved 7 to 1 with Sen. Teresita Santos casting the lone “no” vote. She did not explain why she opposed Holl’s confirmation.