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Sylvester & Brow, a civil litigation firm located in Burlington, Vermont, announces that Attorney Amy Sylvester Averill has received the highest rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability. Lawyers who receive the AV Preeminent status have been awarded the highest peer review rating in Martindale-Hubbell for professional excellence.

Marc Sherman of Stowe has been named to the National Retail Federation’s Small Business Retail Council Steering Committee.  Sherman owns Stowe Mercantile and is the Vermont Retail and Grocers Association’s Vice Chair for Public Policy.

The Burlington School Board of Commissioners announced today that it has selected Dr. Howard Smith to be the Interim Superintendent of Burlington Schools.

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Director of Plant Services Robert Prohaska recently earned the title of Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) through the American Hospital Association. The CHFM is a national credential that distinguishes an individual as being among an elite group of healthcare facility management professionals.

Bringing more than 15 years of human resources experience and a background in law, Kevin Dailey of Arlington, Vt. will join the management team at Southwestern Vermont Health Care as its Vice President of Human Resources. 

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) was recently presented with the WASH Advocate Award for his strong support for ending the global safe drinking water crisis. 

The 2014 recipient of the New England Excess Exchange Vermont IAIP Member of the year award is Barb Watters. Watters joined CVAIP in 2007 as President-Elect. This leap into action is indicative of her drive to get involved, mentor, lead and succeed. She continued this momentum as CVAIP President, Vermont Council Director and Regional Conference Co-Chair.

DuBois & King consulting engineers announce that Jacqui Antonivich has joined the firm as an Administrative Assistant. Ms. Antonivich brings over 20 years of experience providing bookkeeping, customer service, web design, and administrative services for architectural, interior design, textile, recreational equipment, and healthcare firms, as well as education. Ms.

People’s United Bank has announced that Ellery Perkinson has joined the commercial team as senior relationship manager, senior vice president.  Ellery will be responsible for assisting his clients with all of their commercial finance needs, including lending, treasury management, trade service products, interest rate derivatives and deposit services.

BMH Physician Group announced that Amanda J. Hepler, MD and Jeff Meckling, PA-C, have joined Brattleboro Family Medicine and are accepting patients.

Pavel Cenkl, faculty in Environmental Humanities at Sterling College, is going the extra mile for climate resilience—171 extra miles.

Cenkl is planning on completing a 275 km (170.8 mile), 3-day solo run across Iceland, from the Atlantic to the Arctic, in June 2015 to highlight the role that athletes and adventurers play in building climate resistance.

Kathryn “Katie” Adams of Dorset, Vt. has joined the Northshire Regional Advisory Board for the SVHC Foundation.