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The Vermont Department of Public Service (DPS) has named Asa S. Hopkins, Ph.D., as the new Director of Energy Policy and Planning. Dr. Hopkins will lead the Department’s policy and planning division, which serves as Vermont’s State Energy Office. In conjunction with the Commissioner of Public Service, the Governor’s office, the Legislature, and other energy stakeholders, Dr.

After a career of service to patients and leadership of medical staff in the Monadnock region, John Schlegelmilch, MD will be retiring from his position as Chief Medical Officer and Office of the President of Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene on October 15, 2011. Dr.

Marketing Partners, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Schraven as an Assistant Account Executive. In her new role, Jennifer will provide public relations assistance and media tracking services.

Georgia Myer of East Calais has joined the team at Montpelier electronic marketing and advertising firm Signal ( as Accounting Manager.

The Vermont Arts Council is pleased to announce that Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed Sydney Lea of Newbury as Vermont’s next Poet Laureate to succeed Ruth Stone, whose four-year term ends in 2011. A public ceremony honoring Mr. Lea will be held on Nov. 4 at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Montpelier. The ceremony will be attended by Gov.

Paul Frank + Collins Member and Captive Insurance Group lawyer Stephanie J. Mapes was elected to the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE) Board of Directors at the ICCIE annual meeting held last month. The ICCIE organization was founded in 2001 to develop and educate qualified professionals in order to sustain and grow the captive insurance industry.

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, has named Carl Haasper, Jr., CPA, the Store Manager of the Barre store located at 36 Main St. in Barre, Vt. An assistant vice president, he is responsible for new business development, consumer and business lending, and managing personnel and day-to-day operations at the store serving customers throughout the area.

Scott Graham of Fairlee Vermont, completed the Training of Trainers process this week in London, UK to become a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). "I feel quite privileged to be a part of the MINT," says Graham who was 1 of 80 professionals chosen worldwide to attend this year's Training of Trainers (TNT).

Charles W. (Charlie) Bucknam, Jr., has been appointed Assistant Head for Business at Lyndon Institute. Bucknam comes to the position after a long career in banking and finance in Vermont. Most recently he served for 14 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of LyndonBank in Lyndonville, Vermont.

“Central Vermont Medical Center has opened an Occupational Medicine Department at the Aquatic Wellness Center on Granger Road in Berlin,” announced Judy Tarr Tartaglia, CVMC president and CEO.

Vermont’s Lyndon State College starts the new academic year with four new full-time faculty members and 11 new adjunct instructors.

As a sign of Trumbull-Nelson’s continued growth and expansion of its portfolio into utilities, they are announcing the following promotions: