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Paul Frank + Collins is pleased to announce that David M. Pocius of Burlington and Peter J. McDougall of South Burlington have become shareholders and directors of the firm.

Kelley Jordick, Community Banking Division Manager at Merchants Bank, announced the appointment of Christine Auriemma as Regional Banking Manager in Chittenden County. In this role, Auriemma will lead the offices of five branches located throughout Burlington and South Burlington.

Heather Roszkowski of Waterbury has been selected to lead Fletcher Allen’s information security (IS) operations.

A great deal has changed in the cafeteria at North Country Hospital since the hospital first opened its doors in January 1974. However, one thing that hasn’t changed is the dedication of Carl Batchelder, the only member of the cafeteria staff who was there when the first meals were served there 38 years ago.

Lesli Blount has joined Vermont Public Radio as Director of Corporate Support. Lesli will lead VPR’s underwriting team to provide opportunities for businesses and organization to grow their business while demonstrating support for VPR.

On Wednesday, February 8th, Vermont AFL-CIO, Teamsters, and Building Trades will recognize former Governor Howard Dean with the first annual John Murphy Labor Award. The event will be held in the Montpelier Room at the Capital Plaza Hotel from 5:00-8:00 pm. Governor Peter Shumlin will speak at the event.

People’s United Bank announced today that Barbara A.Yanke has been promoted to Vice President and Mortgage Origination Sales Manager for People’s United Bank in Vermont.

Jane Birnn of Grand Isle, Jane Gomez Dimotsis of Moretown, Toby Knox of Shelburne and Offie Wortham of Johnson have been elected to Vermont Public Television's Community Council, an advisory group that helps the statewide public television network respond to the needs and interests of Vermonters.

Vermont Deputy State Treasurer Stephen Wisloski has been appointed to the Executive Board of the State Debt Management Network. The network is an affiliate of the National Association of State Treasurers and is the professional organization of the issuers and managers of state debt.

DuBois & King, Inc., consulting engineers has announced that Richard W. Dall, P.E., SECB, LEED AP, has been chosen by a jury of peers as the 2012 Vermont Engineer of the Year. The Engineer of the Year award recognizes exemplary talent, effort, and involvement in the engineering profession and in the community.

Charles MacCormack, a 1963 graduate of Middlebury College and longtime president and chief executive officer of the international humanitarian organization Save the Children, will be an executive in residence at Middlebury for the next year.

VHB is pleased to welcome Sherward Farnsworth, PE, as Senior Project Manager in the engineering group. Farnsworth, former Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) Structures Project Manager, will bolster the firm’s transportation engineering design capabilities throughout Vermont and Northern New York.

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