People In The News
Copley Hospital welcomes Valerie Koczara, RN, as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). “We are fortunate to have such a highly qualified and experienced person join our staff,” said Copley Hospital President Mel Patashnick. “Valerie met with administration, nurse and clinical leaders in addition to nursing and clinical staff during our interview process and all were enthusiastic about her joining our team.”
UVM ROTC Cadet Christian Ruf, a senior majoring in natural resource management, posted the fastest time among all Cadets nationwide in the 2-mile run during the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). Fellow Cadet Bradley Patnaude posted the top overall score among 500 cadets based on his performance in the 2-mile run and number of push-ups and sit-ups.
The inaugural 2010 "Spirit" award was presented to WIRY Radio's very own, Bob Pooler, in front of a packed Mayor's Cup crowd. Possessing a positive and caring community “spirit," Bob consistently portrays a “Community Does Matter” attitude - in his own unassuming way - every day.
Dorothy Hay Brokerage in South Hero, a Vermont Real Estate Agency, has announced that John Robert Sullivan has joined them as an Exclusive Buyer Agent for Vermont Real Estate A Native Vermonter, Sullivan earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and has returned to Burlington after spending the last 25 years in Arizona in the Custom Swimming Pool business.
Thomas N. Pelletier, President and CEO of Northfield Savings Bank is pleased to announce Charles Haynes was elected to serve as Chair, and Anne Gould as Vice Chair of the Northfield Mutual Holding Company Board of Trustees.
Attorney Danielle L. Pennetta has joined the Litigation Practice Group at the northern New England law firm of Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, where she will practice “of counsel.”Pennetta will also assist the firm’s Energy and Telecommunications Group, and she will be based in DRM’s Burlington office.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) President and CEO, Don George and BCBSVT's employees were recently honored with the 2010 Leadership and Activist Award for their contributions to the annual Alzheimer's Memory Walk. During the award ceremony, State Senator Randolph D. Brock, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Vermont Alzheimer's Association presented Mr. George with the award, which he accepted on behalf of BCBSVT and its employees.
Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP (GFC) is pleased to announce that David Gadway has obtained a PMP Credential (Project Management Professional) from Project Management Institute. The qualifications required to achieve the PMP Credential include: 4 year college degree; 4500 hours of Project Management experience within the past 8 years; 35 hours of formal education; Pass the 4 hour/200 questions PMP exam; 60 hours of training over the subsequent 3 year period to retain the credential.
Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C. has announced that Chambers USA, an independent guide to business lawyers in America, has again recognized the firm as one of the leading business law firms in Vermont and recognized 13 of the firm’s partners in their areas of practice. The firm was ranked in the top tier in the areas of Labor & Employment Law, General Commercial Litigation, Real Estate and Corporate/Commercial practice. Chambers’ rankings are based on independent research conducted by interviewing business clients and professional peers.
Stowe Area Association presented the Stowe Business Person of the Year award at their Annual Membership Dinner, which was hosted on June 16th by Town & Country Resort.