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Josh McElveen, a distinguished journalist currently serving as political director and news anchor of WMUR-TV in Manchester, has been appointed Vice President for Communications and Marketing for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system. McElveen brings more than two decades of marketing and media experience, along with a deep knowledge of New Hampshire and broad connections across the region.

Chris Sargent, AICP, has joined DuBois & King as a Senior Planner in the firm’s Transportation Division. Mr Sargent is a planner with 16 years of experience providing land use planning, permit review, project management, grant administration and energy policy guidance to municipalities as a planner at the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission.

Capacitor Design Network, a full service graphic design company, whose principal Josh Brown is located in South Burlington, Vermont, recently celebrated their 20 year anniversary.

Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is pleased to announce that Peter Rossi has joined VEC as Chief Operating Officer (COO), a key position in VEC’s senior leadership team. As COO, Rossi will be responsible for overseeing engineering and operations for the co-op, which serves approximately 32,000 members over 2,000 square miles of Northern Vermont.

Local business, Jaclyn Watson Events, has been honored this year in New Orleans with winning the prestigious Achievements in Catering & Events (ACE) Award, handed out by Catersource, the leading educational wedding and events industry conference.

Energy Action Network (EAN), a network of Vermont non-profit, business, state, financial and educational leaders committed to the goal of 90% renewable energy by 2050 has announced the selection of Jared Duval as its new Executive Director. The selection was made after a regional search and selection process by the EAN Board of Directors.

Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointments of John Carroll of Norwich and John O’Keefe of Manchester Center to Vermont’s State Board of Education.

Jean Giard, President and CEO of Vermont Federal Credit Union, is pleased to announce that Kevin DeCausemacker has been promoted to Director of Business Services at Vermont Federal Credit Union. Kevin joined Vermont Federal Credit Union (VFCU) as a Business Lender in August of 2015 and has been an essential part of the Business Lending team for the past year and a half.

Emily Friedrichsen, a freshman at Champlain Valley Union  (CVU) High School, took top honors at the Poetry Out Loud State Finals, held at Vermont PBS on March 16. Friedrichsen was one of ten finalists representing schools from across the state.

Finest Image Photography owner Kevin Macy receives the National Award from the Vermont Professional Photographers Association at their annual convention this month.

Governor Phil Scott presented the most prestigious recognition awarded by the American Red Cross, the Certificate of Merit National Lifesaving Award, to Burlington, Vermont resident Andrea Racek at the Vermont State House today.

On March 1, 2017, the Board of Directors of Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Inc (NCSS) selected Todd Bauman as the agency’s next executive director. Starting in July, Bauman will follow in the footsteps of Ted Mable, who has served as the agency’s leader since 1998.