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Bill Young, Executive Director of Maple Leaf Farm is pleased to announce the promotion of Allison Lary to Quality Assurance Manager. Allison joined the staff in 2011 and holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Services from Lyndon State College.

Jacqueline Gregory Langley of Elmore, videography instructor for the new Communications & Community Media major at Johnson State College, has won the 2012 Communicator Awards “Silver Award of Distinction” for her video “Heartbeet Lifesharing Community.”

Geoffrey A. Commons, Esq. of Northfield, Vermont, has been appointed to the role of Public Advocate. Commons received his J.D. magna cum laude from Vermont Law School in South Royalton, where he also served as Managing Editor of the Vermont Law Review.

Eighteen partners at Langrock Sperry & Wool have been named “Best Lawyers” in Vermont in one or more areas of law. They received these honors from Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Vermont Law School has announced that Laurie Ristino, a senior attorney and administrator at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has been selected as the first director of VLS’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems.
Ristino, who will also serve as an associate professor of law, was selected after a national search.

South Burlington resident, Carlos Vega, former sports marketing intern at Saint Michael’s College, has been named Assistant Director of Admission for Multicultural Enrollment at Saint Michael's, starting this month. He has served previously as a sports marketing intern at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2010-2011), and at the University of Miami (2009-2010).

The Vermont Health Care Association (VHCA) at their 2012 awards banquet honored two Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing employees Lucie Gilbert, Activity Assistant and Bill Thayer, Food Service Manager. Lucie, a Graniteville resident, was named Activity Assistant of the Year and Bill Thayer, a Milton resident, was named Food Service Manager of the Year. 

The Vermont Association of Broadcasters will induct three persons into the VAB Hall of Fame this year, including longtime Toronto Blue Jays announcer Tom Cheek, Northeast Kingdom radio station owner Bruce James and WPTZ General Manager Paul Sands.

Katie Mason, has joined the Cx Associates team as Engineering Technician. Mason comes to Cx Associates from ReArch Company, where she worked as a Project Administrator. Previously she completed her B.S. in Environmental Engineering from University of Vermont.

Former state archivist Gregory Sanford recently received the Vermont Historical Society's President's Award in recognition of three decades of service preserving Vermont's history as Editor of State Papers and State Archivist, and for being the visionary behind the establishment of the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration.

Vermont Consultants Network announces Annual Election results
The Vermont Consultants Network (VCN) announces the election of the following members to its Executive Committee for the 2012-2013 fiscal year:
President – John Burton
Treasurer – Terry Stone
Members-at-large – Chris Coulter, Vijay Desai, Carl Lorentson

Montpelier resident Lauren Bailey, MSN, CHPN, BC-APRN recently joined Mountainview Medical on Central Vermont Medical Center’s campus in Berlin. In addition to being a nurse practitioner Lauren is a certified hospice and palliative care nurse.