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Sharon Twigg, chair of the writing and literature department at Johnson State College, has been named JSC associate academic dean in a new position that will focus on undergraduate program assessment and student retention. Twigg, interim academic dean in the 2016-17 academic year, joined the faculty in 2008.

Let’s Grow Kids has recognized four Vermonters as Early Childhood Superheroes for going above and beyond to help young children reach their full potential. The honorees include:

Ledyard Financial Advisors is pleased to announce the addition of Douglas Phillips as a Senior Vice President, Senior Investment Strategist. Doug brings with him over 30 years of experience in the investment management industry serving affluent individuals and families, foundations and endowments.

People’s United Bank employees, Vicky Ross, Sr VP of Trust and Investments, of Hinesburg, and Jo Ann Cannon, Manager of the Business Analyst Team, of Stowe, recently received the Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot award.

NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property & casualty (P&C), retirement and individual private client solutions, has announced that Kody M Lyon, AAI, has joined its team in Barre as an Account Executive for Commercial Insurance.

Frederick Morin, MD, announced today that next year, he will step down as dean of The Robert Larner, MD College of Medicine at The University of Vermont once a successor has been named. Morin became the College’s 17th dean ten years ago, on August 25, 2007.

Community Bank NA is pleased to announce that Geoffrey Germann has been promoted to branch manager of the Essex Junction location. In his new role, Germann will oversee the daily operation of the office, ensuring every customer receives the highest level of service.

The connection between our LGBTQ community and the governor’s office will serve to illuminate the facets of domestic violence that specifically affect LGBTQ Vermonters. We are proud to announce that the director of SafeSpace, Catarina Campbell, has been appointed by Governor Phil Scott to the Vermont Council on Domestic Violence!

Community Bank NA is pleased to announce that Donald Bedard has been hired as branch manager of the Waterbury location. In his new role, Bedard will oversee the daily operation of the office, ensuring every customer receives the highest level of service.

DuBois & King consulting engineers announce that Brett Graves has joined the firm as a Civil Engineer in the firm’s Site and Land Development Division. Mr Graves is a licensed wastewater and water system designer with 7 years of professional experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont.

Murphy Sullivan Kronk is pleased to announce that Liam Murphy, Brian Sullivan, Catherine Dingle, Jeremy Farkas and Hans Huessy have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey and has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.  Brian Sullivan was also named

Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP is pleased to announce that 18 partners have been named to the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.