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As a student at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, Barbara Lazar worked in a nursing home as a nurse’s aide. She decided then that she wanted spend her career caring for the elderly.
You could describe it as a calling, but what Lazar really discovered was that when it comes to older people, a little caring goes a long way, and that felt good.

The Board of Directors of Resource Systems Group announces the appointment of Stephen Lawe as Chief Executive Officer effective December 1, 2012. Lawe joined RSG in 1988, during the firm’s third year of operations, and has worked in every aspect of the company over the years.

People’s United Bank announced today that Jody Cole has been promoted to Senior Vice President for the Commercial and Industrial Lending team at People’s United Bank. Cole supports the lending needs of her customers in the Chittenden County area.

John Olson CLTC, Beacon Wealth Management LLC of Colchester has been named Associate of the Year by the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern Vermont.

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Deb Markowitz has nnounced that Justin Johnson, current Deputy Commissioner of Vermont’s Department of Environmental Conservation, will become Deputy Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, replacing Chris Recchia who was appointed last month as Commissioner of the Department of Public Service.

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is pleased to welcome Russ Elek as Membership and Communications Assistant. Mr. Elek brings a wealth of experience serving businesses and nonprofits, and is a practitioner of public relationships, membership recruitment and social media communications.

Marketing Partners, Inc. has announced the addition of Cara Gluck to its team as an Assistant Account Executive – Media Specialist. In her new role, Cara will provide marketing assistance and media buying services.
She joins Marketing Partners, Inc. as a recent graduate of Emerson College in Boston with a Bachelors of Science degree in Marketing Communications.

Three Wilmington residents were recently honored with a Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects, Vermont Chapter. Architect Joseph Cincotta, Contractor Larry Mill and Finish Carpenter Ronnie Poplar all received certificates for their work on the LineSync Architecture Studio and Offices in an award ceremony at the Vermont Statehouse.

Kelliher Samets Volk (KSV), a Burlington-based marketing firm with offices in Boston and New York, welcomes Alexa Mucklow to its marketing team as a social media associate.

Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources, Deb Markowitz, and the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Council will recognize the recipients of this year’s Vermont Tree Stewards Awards on Wednesday, December 12, 5 PM, Cedar Creek Room, State House Montpelier. Each year the Council sponsors the awards as a way to recognize Vermont’s community tree champions.

Charles P. Kelsey of Deerfield, N.H. is the new President of the Board of Trustees of Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. Kelsey is Vice President of Resident Life at Riverwoods at Exeter, a continuing care retirement community in Exeter, N.H., serving some 600 seniors. He was officially sworn in at Kurn Hattin’s 117th Annual Meeting of the Corporation.

Kelsi Brett, daughter of Andrew and Philip Brett of Burlington, learned this month that she is the recipient of one of the very competitive Gilman International Scholarships, administered for the U.S. State Department, enabling her to study for spring semester 2013 at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea.