The V.I. Emergency Territorial Management Agency announced Tuesday that Barbara Petersen has been hired to serve as the Agency’s Assistant Director and Steve De Blasio will serve as the Deputy Director of Logistics.

“We are truly excited to have Ms. Petersen and Mr. De Blasio on our team here at VITEMA,” Director Daryl Jaschen said in a written statement. “They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team, as well as a fresh approach and perspective.

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