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Kelley Jordick, Community Banking Division Manager at Merchants Bank, announced the appointment of Jeanne Albertson as Community Banking Manager of the Hinesburg branch.

Jay Labare is the newly appointed Manager of MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) Services for DEW Construction Corp. of Williston, VT and Hanover, NH. Mr.

The Middlebury Inn is pleased to announce the hiring in late November of Phil Gaulin as the Executive Chef. Chef Gaulin comes from Greenville, South Carolina, where he was the Executive Sous Chef at the Westin Poinsett, a 200 room historic property in downtown Greenville. Prior to that he worked for 5 years on Kiawah Island for the Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, has named Renee Bourget-Place as managing partner of its Burlington office.
In her new role, Bourget-Place will be responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the Burlington office. She succeeds Ken Deon, who is now leading the firm’s Albany office.

Rep. Peter Welch has hired Waterbury native Megan Sullivan Rodriguez to serve as his liaison to Vermont’s business community. Megan, who will begin work on Monday March 12th, will undertake a statewide tour of Vermont’s businesses in her first weeks on the job. She will work out of Welch’s Burlington office.

Tess Kennedy has joined the Vermont Grocers Association as Director of Members Services, a new position. She joined the organization from the Vermont Association of Realtors, where she served at Education Director and Professional Standards Administrator. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

The National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses (NBCHPN®) recently certified Angela DeMasi, RN in palliative care (CHPN). Ms. DeMasi is a care coordinator at Central Vermont Medical Center.

John Mitchell, former general manager of Champlain Oil (parent company of Jiffy Mart Stores) was recognized at the recent Vermont Grocers & Retailers legislative luncheon as the recipient of the National Grocers Association Spirit of America Award the Vermont Grocers Association Person of the Year.

David Provost, Deputy Commissioner of Captive Insurance in the Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration (BISHCA) has been named among the most important captive insurance professionals in the world.

BAYADA Hospice, a specialty of BAYADA Home Health Care, is proud to announce the appointment of Jeanne T. Comouche of S. Burlington as hospice community liaison for its Burlington service office.

Tricia N. Hayes has been named Public Information Officer for the Town of Manchester’s Roundabout Project effective April 1, 2012. The 18-month appointment will provide residents and travelers with up-to-date information on the construction progress at the intersection of Routes 11/30, 7A and 30.

Kelley Jordick, Community Banking Division Manager at Merchants Bank, announced the appointment of David Landry as Community Banking Manager in the White River Junction office.