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Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Thomas Kimball of Ferrisburgh has joined Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) as Controller. Kimball is a CPA and comes to the Agency with over 20 years experience in the accounting field. Most recently, he worked with Aon Insurance Managers as an Account Executive.

Poulos Insurance hired Joshua Pepin, CIC as an Account Executive, in their South Burlington office. Pepin is a Vermont native, a St. Michael’s Graduate, and brings nearly 8 years of experience to the Agency. Josh currently resides in Essex Jct with his wife. He will be offering both Commercial and Personal property and casualty insurance. 

For years, Cristine Maloney has been fielding two questions from her Randolph neighbors. “Are you done (your medical training) yet?” and “When are you coming to Gifford?”

Saint Michael's College has named Brian D. Collier, installation artist/sculptor/digital media innovator as a new assistant professor of fine arts, starting this semester teaching courses in digital media and sculpture. Professor Collier’s work repeatedly addresses issues of environmental concern.

Rutland Regional Medical Center is pleased to extend a warm welcome to Erin Hall, MD, to our outstanding group of psychiatric physicians.

One of Orleans County’s most respected social workers has joined the staff of North Country Hospital in Newport. Edna (Trombley) LaClair-Petit began work as the medical social worker at two hospital owned practices – Community Medical Associates and Family Practice of Newport.

At a recent meeting of the Council of State Governments in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Senator Doyle received the first U.S.-Canada Leadership Award.
The award was “In recognition of Senator Doyle’s leadership and foresight in developing a truly regional strategy to integrate Canadian provincial partners in the work of the Council of State Government’s Eastern Region.”

Union Institute & University (UI&U), a private, non-profit university that offers a different approach to adult education featuring flexible, individualized, and socially relevant undergraduate and graduate degree programs, today announced the appointment of Roger Allbee to its Board of Trustees.

The board of directors of GNAT-TV is pleased to announce the promotion of Tammie M. Reilly from Director of Operations to Executive Director of our community’s public access television network.

KeyBank named Steve Gurin senior vice president and sales leader, Business Banking. He is responsible for providing management leadership to the Business Banking team, which provides expertise and financial solutions to business clients that generate revenues up to $10 million. His office is in KeyBank’s Vermont District headquarters in Burlington.

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and leading provider of anti-fraud training and education, is pleased to award Mark Beliveau CPA, CVA, of Hanover New Hampshire, the globally-preferred Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential.

Seventh Generation, the nation's number one Green Brand and market leader of non-toxic and renewable household solutions, has announced that consumer products branding expert Joey Bergstein will be joining the sustainable fold in September as the company's new Chief Marketing Officer.