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DuBois & King, Inc., consulting engineers, announces that RuthAnne S. Daniels, E.I., has joined the firm as a Design Engineer in the firm’s Transportation Division. Ms. Daniels is an Engineer Intern (E.I.) who holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont. Ms. Daniels resides in Northfield, V.T., and works out of the firm’s Randolph office.

Dr. Sandy Craig brings his 17 years of family, inpatient and emergency medicine experience to Gifford Medical Center as the newest member of the hospitalist team.
Dr. Craig, who grew up in Ripton and Johnson, most recently was a family physician at The Health Center in Plainfield.
He took an indirect road to becoming a Vermont physician, however.

The Vermont Ski Areas Association is pleased to welcome Sarah Neith as Director of Public Affairs. She will be working closely with Vermont ski resorts to strengthen winter tourism through Ski Vermont’s public relations efforts and the association’s youth and agricultural programs.

Abbott D. Abbott II of 89 Magic Hill Road, Hinesburg, VT has been named Executive Director of Western New England & North Country New York State with Aim High Inc. Aim High is a web based company which connects talented middle & high school athletes with Junior College through Division 1-3 University/College Coaches & Recruiters.

Allan M. Faxon, Jr., of Manchester, Vt., has been recognized by Southern Vermont College as the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus. The Distinguished Alumni Award is given to an alumna or alumnus of Southern Vermont College or its predecessor, St. Joseph College, in recognition of a combination of career, community service and personal achievements.

David Bergh, dean of students at Johnson State College, has been accepted into the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) as a protégé in the MLI Class of 2012.

New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) recently named the three winners of the 2012 NEFCU Nursing Scholarships. Each year, NEFCU’s Nursing Scholarship Program provides three scholarships of $3000 to qualified applicants.

William C. “Bill” Mount has been named a financial adviser with Eagle Strategies LLC, A Registered Investment Adviser an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company.

John Fischer, former Director of Integrated Support for Learning, High School and Adult Division at the Vermont Department of Education and most recently Interim Deputy Commissioner, has been officially named Deputy Commissioner of Transformation and Innovation, the department announced today following his ratification by the State Board of Education.

Vermont Mutual Insurance Company announced today that it has promoted William A. Catto, CPCU to the office of President. He will hold the dual title of President and Chief Operating Officer. Catto becomes the 15th President to serve the Vermont Mutual in the company’s 184-year history. He succeeds Thomas J. Tierney who was elected President in 1995.

Jan Blittersdorf, President and CEO of NRG Systems, was recognized as a Champion of Change for renewable energy at the White House today. Blittersdorf learned late last week that she had been one of ten persons selected nationally.