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The Vermont Department of Public Service (DPS) has named John Beling as its new Director of Public Advocacy and Consumer Affairs. Mr.

SymQuest® Group, the region’s leading provider of network and document technology solutions and services, is pleased to announce that John Giuliano has joined the company as an Account Executive in the area of document solutions. Giuliano will be responsible for providing document solutions to clients throughout the Company’s Maine territory.

The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund(VSJF) today announced the hiring of Erica Campbell as Farm to Plate (F2P) Program Director. Campbell will coordinate the implementation of the Farm to Plate Strategic Plan, a 10 year plan to build Vermont’s food system, create new food-related and agricultural jobs, and increase the amount of food produced by and for Vermonters.

People's United Bank, the principal subsidiary of People's United Financial Inc. (Nasdaq: PBCT), announced today that, as part of his retirement planning process, Dave Bodor , Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, has decided to transition to a new stage in his 37-year banking career.

Kate Connolly joined the Vermont Teddy Bear team at the beginning of May as the Media Coordinator/Jr. Buyer. In this role she will be planning and coordinating national print, radio and television campaigns. Kate received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Idaho in 2010. 

Countering arguments both that there good opportunities for Vermont Youth are not available and that there is not a competent workforce in Vermont, LineSync Architecture in southern Vermont is building its reputation, and garnering national awards, with a staff of local talent.

Northwestern Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of a new general surgeon to the hospital staff. Dr. Mary Woodhouse is now practicing at Northwestern Associates in Surgery, located in the Doctors’ Office Commons on the NMC campus.

Saint Michael’s College office of the vice president for academic affairs announced promotions and tenure decisions of college faculty effective for the fall 2011 semester.
Faculty promoted to full professor

The Fletcher Allen Health Care Board of Trustees accepted the appointment of Timothy C. Davis to the board at its June 14th meeting. He will complete the term of Geoffrey Shields, dean of Vermont Law School, who resigned earlier this year. That term ends in December 2012. Davis will then be eligible to serve his first four-year term, pending board approval.

Kelliher Samets Volk (KSV), a marketing communications firm with offices in Burlington, Vt., Boston and New York, has named Janine Allo, a seasoned communications executive, to lead the growing agency. Allo will be based at KSV’s Burlington office.

Rutland Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome Brad Bissell, MD to the exceptional group of physicians in their Hospitalist Program.
A Hospitalist is a doctor who specializes in caring for patients while they are in a hospital. They consult with specialists about your condition, manage your overall care and keep your family and your regular doctor up to date on your progress.

Ledyard National Bank is pleased to announce that Karen Johnson Zurheide has joined its New London office as Regional President. She will be responsible for Ledyard’s activities in the New London/Lake Sunapee region.