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The Snelling Center for Government is pleased to announce the Vermont School Leadership Project (VSLP ) Class of 2018.

James Avery, Principal, Otter Valley Union High School

Renee Badeau, Director of Student Management, Harwood Union Middle and High School

Kevin Barber, Physical Education Teacher, Albert D Lawton Intermediate School

To support and inspire the growing number of student and alumni entrepreneurs, the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET) expanded its board of directors with the appointment of two leaders from the higher education sector.

Jeff Biesadecki, CPA has joined Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs as a Tax Supervisor. Jeff is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and Bentley University, where he earned a Master’s degree in Taxation.

Lake Sunapee Bank, a division of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, is pleased to announce Sherry Seskin’s appointment to Vice President, Treasury Services Sales Officer. Prior to this appointment, Sherry served as VP, Regional Relationship Manager.

Two Vermont artists and two artist teams have been selected as finalists to design, create and install a permanent work of art at the One Taylor Street Redevelopment Project.

Caleb Lara has joined the team at The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort and Spa as executive chef. In this role, Lara will oversee the resort’s food and beverage program, which includes Junction, its signature fine dining restaurant, and the popular gathering spot The Tavern, as well as event and wedding catering and Cook’s Academy.

Justin G Sherman has joined Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP as an associate with a broad litigation practice—working primarily in the areas of business disputes, complex litigation, environmental litigation, and personal injury claims. Prior to joining the firm, Justin worked at a litigation boutique firm in New York City, where he practiced commercial litigation.

The Chill Foundation welcomed Scott McArdle of Starksboro, Vermont and Bo Twiggs of Shelburne, Vermont as its newest board members during the organization’s board meeting in Stowe, Vermont in December. “We are very excited and grateful to have Scott and Bo join our Board,” said Alex Bornstein, Executive Director of The Chill Foundation.

DuBois & King is pleased to announce that Randall Otis, LS, has been promoted to lead the firm’s Survey Department, which provides topographic, construction layout, right-of-way, title, and geodetic survey services. He now manages the firm’s survey operations in South Burlington, Vermont, and Keene, New Hampshire.

John Bossange, Chair of the Mercy Connections Board of Directors, today announced that Dolly Fleming, the nonprofit’s Executive Director for the last seven years, will be retiring July 1 of this year. In a statement to donors, volunteers, and other members of the Board, Bossange said, "Dolly is an outstanding Executive Director who represents the spirit of Mercy Connections.

Former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift has been appointed Executive Chair of the Board of Directors of Ultimate Medical Academy, a Tampa-based nonprofit higher education institution, effective immediately.

Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP is pleased to announce that Sasha C Conroy has been named a partner. Sasha’s practice focuses on commercial transactions and corporate law, and is based in the Burlington office. She serves as a transactional and intellectual property resource to businesses of all sizes, as well as to individuals.