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The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing (VDTM) welcomes Jen Butson as its Director of Communications. Butson will work with the Agency of Commerce and Community Development and the Commissioner of Tourism and Marketing, Megan Smith to elevate the state’s tourism brand.

Richard Deane, AIA has joined the Board of Directors of the Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
A principal at TruexCullins Architecture and Interior Design, Richard is a registered architect in Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire and New York, with a special focus on the planning and design of sustainable workplaces and facilities for higher education clients.

Amy Caldwell was recently appointed marketing director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Caldwell brings experience in managing and administering varied business operations, and for 20 years has been owner of The Dressing Room, a successful small business specializing in women’s clothing and accessories in St. Albans.

Merchants Bank has announced the appointment of Connie Carter as Community Banking Manager of the Northfield branch. Carter replaces Doreen Lane, who recently retired.

Vermont Technical College is pleased to welcome Michelle Barber as Director of Marketing and Constituent Relations. Barber brings nearly 10 years of experience in marketing, community development, civic engagement, digital marketing and social networking to Vermont Tech’s communications team.

Jill Fraga has recently joined Geri Reilly Real Estate, located in South Burlington, as a Realtor and Buyer’s Agent. Fraga brings experience helping clients with country and rural properties in Addison and Chittenden County. As the newest member of the team, Fraga looks forward to providing personalized and professional service to home buyers and sellers.

Kathleen (Kathie) Berard, who earned a master’s at Saint Michael's College in 1996, and served most recently as senior gifts officer at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa., has been named Individual Giving Officer at Saint Michael’s College. She began at the liberal arts residential Catholic college on March 28th. Ms.

Sugar River Bank is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Heidi Patten to the position of Vice President/ Human Resources. She has been with Sugar River Bank since 1986, most recently as Assistant Vice President/Human Resources.

New England Air Systems, a full service mechanical contractor located in Williston, VT, is proud to announce the addition of 2 new employees.
Melanie Atwood has been hired as Accounts Payable Administrator. Melanie has over 20 years experience in Business Management, including the creation of two successful businesses.

Freeman French Freeman has hired Bill Wolpert of Williston as Project Architect. Bill comes to the firm with more than a decade of experience and is particularly strong in the higher education and healthcare design fields. Recent projects include the new Redstone Lofts on the UVM campus and a new Emergency Department at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, New Hampshire.

Small Dog Electronics focuses their business on the cutting edge of technology, mobile devices, and cloud computing, but that doesn’t mean that they’ve forgotten about more “classic” means of communication.

Acute care nurse practitioner Amanda Flyckt has joined the hospitalist team at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. Hospitalists are providers who care for hospitalized patients, or inpatients.