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Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc (VITL) has named Reyvan Gilmond as its new technical support specialist. As part of the client services team, she will serve as a primary point of contact for VITL’s internal and external clients to resolve issues and service requests.

Norwich Solar Technologies, located in White River Junction, Vermont, and West Lebanon, New Hampshire, is pleased to announce that solar industry veteran Ananda Hartzell has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering.

Grant M Binder has joined the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, where he will practice in the Business Law Group and work from the firm’s Burlington office. He comes to DRM after 14 years with the international law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he was based in New York and worked on domestic and international business and financing transactions.

Christine Yeaton, CPCU, AU, has joined Vermont Mutual as a Senior Marketing Representative. Ms Yeaton brings over twenty years of marketing and underwriting experience, having worked throughout Massachusetts for both a regional and national carrier.

Nick Dupuis joins VT Commercial as an intern for the Fall of 2017. Nick is a student at the University of Vermont pursuing a degree in Community Entrepreneurship with a minor in Spanish. Nick is also an NCAA Division 1 student-athlete as a part of the Catamount men’s lacrosse team. He is a two-time America East Academic Honor Roll selection.

Peggy Price, MEd, Fellow/AOGPE, Director of the Orton-Gillingham Institute at the Stern Center for Language and Learning, was asked to speak at her alma mater, Binghamton University. On September 15, Price returned to the Binghamton, NY campus where she received her bachelor's degree in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) announced today that Jake Brown will be joining the VEC Member Services and Community Relations team as an Energy Services Planner, leading a variety of communications, outreach, and member service initiatives.

On September 14th, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibly (VBSR) honored Beth Sachs with the 2017 Terry Ehrich Award for Lifetime Achievement.

The Green Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America announced the selection of Dr Lewis R First as its 2017 Distinguished Citizen of the Year. Dr First’s contributions to Vermont and the children of the state will be celebrated at a dinner on Thursday, October 19 at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Burlington.

Edmundite Deacon Michael R Carter, a native of Burlington and a 2012 Saint Michael’s College graduate, was ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, Sept 16, at the Chapel of St Michael the Archangel on the Saint Michael’s campus in Colchester. Burlington Bishop Christopher J Coyne was the presider and homilist for the 11 am Mass, and ordained Carter.

Downs Rachlin Martin Attorneys Robert B Luce and Marc B Heath have been named senior fellows of the Litigation Council of America. Luce and Heath are both litigators practicing from DRM’s Burlington office. Both attorneys are regularly listed in publications prepared by third-party evaluators, such as Best Lawyers in America 2017 and Chambers and Partners USA.

Melissa Sheketoff and Alexandra Montgomery, co-anchors of The Channel 3 Morning News on WCAX, Vermont’s CBS affiliate, will emcee Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice’s annual Seasons of Life Fashion Show<>, Friday,