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Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that Linda Rossi has accepted the position of State Director of the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), effective June 1 of this year. Rossi currently serves as the Associate State Director of the VtSBDC and has worked with the organization since 2005.

Rob Cunningham has been promoted to the position of director of finance and administration at Vermont Public Television. He heads VPT’s financial operations and administrative functions.
Cunningham joined VPT in 1996 and has served in several capacities, most recently as accountant.

Dr. James N. Weinstein, CEO and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock, announced today that Elwood “Skip” Leonard will lead the institution’s philanthropic programs starting in August 2013.

VTDigger has announced that Rick Woods will join the VTDigger team as co-publisher and will organize events and marketing, and support our business sponsorship program. Woods formerly served as a member of the Vermont Journalism Trust board of directors and for many years he was the general manager for Seven Days newspaper in Burlington.

Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that Dr. Chris Dutton has been appointed the Director for the Institute for Applied Agriculture and Food Systems. Dr. Dutton is an agriculture professor at Vermont Tech who has worked at the college since 2005.

During Commencement Week activities May 9-12 at Saint Michael's College, Joan Wry of Underhill, associate dean of the college and instructor of English, was presented with a 2013 Class Appreciation Award, given to members of the Saint Michael's faculty and staff who have made a significant impact within the class.

During Commencement Week activities May 9-12 at Saint Michael's College, Allison Cleary of Hinesburg, an instructor in the Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts Department, was presented with a Class of 2013 Appreciation Award, given to members of the Saint Michael's faculty and staff who have made a significant impact within the class.

Michael R. Tuttle, President and CEO of Merchants Bank announced that Geoffrey R. Hesslink was appointed Chief Operating Officer.

Attorney Robert B. Luce of the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC chose a live seminar on personal injury law on Thursday to announce the launching of a new blog relating to traumatic brain injury or TBI. The blog aims to improve the general understanding of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of serious brain injuries.

Local food movements across the country are springing up to counterbalance the failing industrial food system and many are interested in learning from the Vermont Farm to Plate Initiative and how they can replicate it in their own states or regions.

The Board of Directors of Washington Electric Cooperative has selected Patricia H. Richards to become WEC’s new General Manager, effective July 1. She will take over management of the Co-op from Avram Patt, who is retiring at the end of June after 16 ½ years as manager and 8 years as an elected board member prior to that.

NRG Systems, manufacturer of measurement equipment and turbine optimization systems for the global renewable energy industry, announces the addition of Colchester resident Gregory Erdmann to its team as Director of Global Sales.

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