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Chris Hovious has joined Eastman Benz as operations and assembly team lead in Winooski.

The Board of Directors of Discover New England (DNE), the official tourism organization representing the New England region internationally, is pleased to announce Lori Harnois as its new executive director. Harnois will begin on August 1.

Keil Corey of Montpelier will be joining the staff of the Vermont Natural Resources Council as Membership and Outreach Coordinator. Corey will start in his new position in mid-August.

For almost two years, he has been an AmeriCorps member, working in the VNRC offices as a community energy and climate action organizer. 

Norwich University has appointed Air Force Col. Murray R. Clark as dean of the College of National Services, which oversees Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs at Norwich through the departments of Army Military Science, Aerospace Studies and Naval Science.

Okemo Mountain Resort has welcomed Dennis Barquinero as the new general manager at the Jackson Gore Inn.

Speaker of the Vermont House Shap Smith has reappointed Danielle Martel of St. Albans to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women.

The New England Association of College Admission Counselors has honored Katharine “Kaki” Hutchinson with its prestigious Professional of the Year award.

The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) is a non-profit organization created by the State of Vermont to help develop Vermont’s sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and forest product market sectors. Today Executive Director, Ellen Kahler, announced the following Board of Directors membership updates:

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) employee Melanie Sheehan was presented with a Prevention Champion award during Prevention Works! VT’s annual Prevention Day event held at the Vermont State House. Sheehan is MAHHC’s Director of Community Health Outreach and Chair of Mt.

Vermont Trophy & Engraving has announced the acquisition of the Engraving Bench and Fine Gifts of Essex Jct. as of July 11th. Vermont Trophy & Engraving has focused on developing the business-to-business market since Steve and Margi Swett bought the company in 1996.

The Vermont Brewers Association congratulates their Executive Director Kurt Staudter, and Vermont historian and longtime volunteer Adam Krakowski for the publication of Vermont Beer: History of a Brewing Revolution by the History Press as part of their American Palate series.

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has announced its Board of Directors and Officers for the 2014-15 year: