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Dinse is pleased to announce that Maggie Platzer and Justin Barnard have been elected as Directors and Shareholders of the firm. Maggie Platzer joined the firm in October 2011 after acting as Assistant General Counsel and Privacy Officer at Delta Dental of Massachusetts in Boston. Her practice focuses primarily on employee health and retirement benefits, and healthcare compliance.

Geri Reilly Real Estate welcomes Mike Miller to our team as a new realtor. Mike is a native Vermonter and holds a graduate degree in psychology from Saint Michael’s College. He has ties to the Real Estate world through his grandmother, Barbara Dion, who has been a realtor in the Burlington area for 30+ years.

Jacqueline Dragon joined Howard Center as Human Resources Director in December. Ms Dragon will provide strategic leadership for Human Resources to include workforce planning and employee engagement for the organizations 1,500 employee workforce.

Liquid Measurement Systems, Inc (LMS) CEO Scott Fewell announced today that the Company’s Engineering Manager, Mark Connors of Colchester, has been named Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective February 1st. Prior to joining LMS as Engineering Manager in 2015, Connors held positions in program management and project engineering at UTC Aerospace, General Dynamics and Pratt & Whitney.

Maura Guyer, PT/owner is happy to announce the addition of Katy Winterhalter, DPT, to the experienced group of physical therapists at Momentum. Katy is currently accepting new patients.

South Burlington Chief of Police Trevor Whipple has announced his plans to retire from the Police Department in January 2019. Whipple has served as Chief for 12 years and has ushered in many modern and innovative approaches to law enforcement and public engagement.

USA Risk Group (USARG), a leading independent captive management firm, today appointed Stephen Roseman as President and CEO. Roseman will lead USARG’s Operational Leadership Team (OLT) that has been in place since 2016, and be responsible for executional oversight of USARG’s long-term, client-centric growth strategy.

Samuel Grandfield, 18, of Waterbury and Ella Byers, 12, of Shelburne today were named Vermont's top two youth volunteers of 2018 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.

The Vermont Dairy Industry Association awarded its prestigious John C Finley Memorial Award to Joe Tisbert, President of Vermont Farm Bureau at their annual dairy banquet at the Vermont Farm Show on February 1, 2018.

Lorna Mattern, Executive Director of United Counseling Service (UCS), is pleased to announce the appointments of Amy Fela as Director of Operations and John “JD” Hebert as Director of Facilities and Safety. Fela joined UCS in 1999 and her most recent role was as Executive Assistant. She will serve in the newly created position of Director of Operations.

Deb Markowitz, who led Vermont’s top environmental agency, has joined the Gund Institute for Environment at UVM as Director of Policy Outreach. Markowitz’s distinguished public service career spans nearly 20 years as Secretary of Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources (2011-2016) and Vermont Secretary of State (1999-2011).

Mercy Connections is pleased to share that Sara Byers, President and Co-Owner of Leonardo’s Pizza, will be this year’s recipient of the Catherine McAuley award. Each year the Board of Directors selects a person who exemplifies mercy values and the example of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy.