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Longtime Municipal Manager, Frank Heald has announced his plans to step down from his position after more than 15 years piloting the Town & Village of Ludlow. Heald’s plans were announced after the Select Board, Village Trustees and Water Commission meeting in November. “Leaving this position was a difficult decision,” Heald said.

James Brown, President and CEO of The Bank of Bennington, has been appointed to the Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee, a national group that advises the Department of the Treasury on best practices for mutual savings banks.

The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) is proud to announce the recipient of the 2017 CDFA Lifetime Achievement Award. This year’s recipient is Jo Bradley, Chief Executive Officer at the Vermont Economic Development Authority. She was presented the award during a special ceremony at the 2017 National Development Finance Summit in Atlanta, GA, on November 16.

Darn Tough Vermont, the fastest growing American manufacturer of premium performance outdoor and lifestyle socks, is pleased to welcome Decker and Associates to the team as the agency of record in the Southeast territory.

NMC and the Northwestern Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Center are pleased to welcome veteran physical therapist Susan Dodge to the team. Dodge is a native Vermonter who earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont and her Master’s Degree in health care administration from Marlboro College.

NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property & casualty (P&C), retirement and individual private client solutions, has announced that Charlie Desmarais, has joined its team in Barre as a Sales Manager for Personal Insurance.

Home Care Assistance of Greater Burlington [www.homecareassistanceburlingtonvt.com ], the premier provider of in-home care for seniors, is honored to be recognized as a 2017 Best of Home Care Employer of Choice.

Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has announced that April Lyman has earned Employee of the Month honors for October, 2017. Lyman is a Billing Patient Accounts Representative at the Hospital.

The Board of Directors of the Vermont Energy Co-op, a member-owned fuel services and energy efficiency cooperative located in Colchester, Vermont has named Brian Gray as the Co-op's new General Manager.

Union Bank today announced the appointment of Brian Mulvaney as Managing Director and Regional Manager for Commercial Banking's Middle Market and Business Banking activities in Orange County. He is replacing Kjell Gronvold, who retires November 30.

The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children is pleased to announce the addition of Dr Lynette Fraga, Executive Director of Child Care Aware of America (CCAoA), to its Board of Directors. Dr Fraga has over 25 years of experience as an educator, program director, and executive leader working on behalf of children and families.

Patrick F Jordan III has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system. Jordan, who previously served as COO for the at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, MA, was appointed to the position by Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO and President Dr Joanne M Conroy. He begins his new role at Dartmouth-Hitchcock on Nov. 20.

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