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Lang McLaughry Spera Real Estate (LMSRE) is pleased to announce its newest Associate, Karen Bresnahan. Karen is a welcome addition to the firm’s South Burlington sales team. A native to the Lake Champlain Valley, Karen possesses local insight and expert knowledge of the region and communities she serves.

Small Dog Electronics has announced the hiring of Dawn D’Angelillo as director of marketing. As the director of marketing, Dawn will create and implement marketing and communications plans and sales strategies in collaboration with web development staff, retail, and sales departments.

Debra Dulac, RN has been named director of PRISM - Fletcher Allen’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. As director, she will define, plan and assess EHR priorities within the organization and leverage clinical technology whenever possible to assist with healthcare operations.

Molly Dillon, Senior Trust and Community Banking Officer at Merchants Bank, announced that Angela S. Webster has joined the Merchants Trust Company as Personal Investment Manager in the Manchester office.

Ken Gibbons, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank is pleased to announce that Lori Wiggett and William (Bill) Andreas have joined the New Hampshire staff of Union Bank and Tracy Ash is expanding her role in the Littleton area.

Casey Baraw and Liz Teuber join their two businesses in one location, to provide a unique and holistic health experience for those who are seeking to balance their mind, body and spirit. Casey Baraw, who played an integral role in the opening of Taiga Spa and Fitness at Jay Peak Resort, branched out on her own and opened Inspired Yoga in Jay village.

Gov. Peter Shumlin has named Bonnie Johnson-Aten, principal at Edmunds Middle School in Burlington since 2006, to the State Board of Education, joining the 10 member board on March 20. Johnson-Aten, who lives in Montpelier, replaces Fayneese Miller of South Burlington, whose term on the board expired in February.

The State Board of Education elected officers at its March 20, 2012 meeting, the Department of Education announced today. Stephan Morse of Newfane was elected Board chair, and Kathy Larsen of Wilmington will continue serving as vice-chair.

The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce that Donald Collins, a resident of Swanton and a member of the Vermont State Board of Education, has been appointed to serve on the NASBE Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC), the entity responsible for developing federal policy recommendations and communicating with Congress and federal officials about the edu

Jennifer Desorcie Corey was recently promoted to Chief Lending Officer of Peoples Trust Company. She has over 20 years of banking experience encompassing all lending functions as well as branch management. Jen has an understanding of the financing needs in our community, including homeownership as well as small business and farm support and growth.

Rick Milliken, General Manager of the DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington has announced that Jennifer Bober, Sales & Catering Coordinator, has been selected as 2011 Employee of the Year.

Ledyard Financial Advisors, the Wealth Management division of Ledyard National Bank, is pleased to announce that John O’Dowd has been designated Senior Vice President and Senior Wealth Consultant.