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Bill Stenger, President and Chief Operating Officer at Jay Peak Resort, has been selected as the 2011 Citizen of the Year by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Stenger’s achievements will be toasted at a gala event on December 9, in coordination with the sneak preview of Jay Peak’s nationally acclaimed 50,000 square-foot Pump House indoor water park.

Susanne Trost, MD recently joined Central Vermont Medical Center and has opened a practice in Building C on the main campus in Berlin.

The Vermont Association of Educational Office Professionals (VAEOP) has announced that Rich Tulikangas, Executive Director of Linking Learning to Life, Inc. is 2011 Administrator of the Year. The award was presented to him at the VAEOP 73rd Annual Fall Conference by VAEOP President, Glory Martin on Saturday, October 29th at the Stoweflake Resort & Conference Center in Stowe, VT.

Anne Bijur has returned to Shelburne Farms where she worked in a series of education and outreach roles between 1998 and 2008. Her new title: Communications and Outreach Coordinator for the FEED project.

Paul Frank + Collins President, S. Crocker Bennett, II, has been named as Chair of the Vermont State Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers (“ACTL”) of which he has been a Fellow since 1999. The ACTL, founded in 1950, is composed of the trial bar from the U.S. and Canada.

The combined Boards of Trustees of Dartmouth-Hitchcock has announced the appointment of Dr. James Weinstein as Chief Executive Officer of Dartmouth-Hitchcock. This new position consolidates the leadership of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital (MHMH) and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic. Dr. Weinstein will also assume the presidency of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health.

Jessica Taylor has joined Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs as an Associate Accountant. Jessica earned a Master of Accounting Degree from the University of Vermont and a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Colby College. As an undergraduate Jessica studied the Chinese language at Beida University in Bejing, China.

Bilodeau, Wells & Company, P.C. Certified Public Accountants, of Essex Junction, announces the addition of April Colman as a Staff Accountant.

Company: Green Mountain CollegeGreen Mountain College Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. William Throop was elected chair of the board of directors of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) effective Jan. 1, 2012, during the organization's annual conference in Pittsburgh earlier this month.

Union Institute & University (UI&U), a private, non-profit university with academic centers in Montpelier and Brattleboro, has announced the hiring of Jeff Sellers as director of development and George “Slate” Kirk as director of marketing.

 The Vermont Natural Resources Council is pleased to announce that Kate McCarthy has been hired as Sustainable Communities Program Director.

Elizabeth Silva, a Real Estate Sales Professional in Colchester, has joined The Adam Hergenrother Team at Keller Williams Realty Green Mountain Properties.