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SymQuest® Group, the region’s leading provider of network and document technology solutions and services, is pleased to announce the addition of Caitlin McCrea to the Client Support Center team. McCrea is a graduate of UVM with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and a minor in business administration.

Secretary of State Jim Condos announces that Ali Sarafzade has been hired to lead the Corporations Division for the Secretary of State’s office, effective immediately.

Mark L. DiGangi has joined TD Wealth Management, a subsidiary of TD Bank N.A., as a Vice President in Private Banking in Burlington, Vt. He is responsible for coordinating specialists who provide banking and wealth needs to high net worth clients throughout Vermont.

Bret Williams, President and CEO of Green Mountain Beverage, handcrafters of Woodchuck Hard Cider, announces the following new hires at the Woodchuck Cidery in Middlebury:

The Goddard College Board of Trustees today announced the election of seven new members: Marty Baumrind of Brooklyn, NY; Wayne Fawbush of New York, New York and Montpelier, VT; David Hales of Bar Harbor, ME; Liam Murphy of Burlington, VT; Avram Patt of Marshfield, VT; Hillary Web of Eliot, ME and Laurie Zivetz of Chevy Chase, MD.

Gordon’s Window Décor is thrilled to welcome aboard Brian McCarthy, Kyle Keefe, Charlene Bombard, Debby Jarecki, Jim Fitzcharles and Sharon Monette-Owens!Brian McCarthy is joining the Commercial Team with 17 years of account sales experience, largely in the construction industry selling custom-made millwork products.

The Town of Richmond announced the hiring of Alan Buck to succeed retiring Richmond Police Chief William “Joe” Miller. Buck retired from the Vermont State Police as a Captain in 2009 and has remained active in the State Police auxiliary. Chief Buck will begin work in Richmond on June 27 and Miller will stay on for a period to ensure a smooth transition.

Preston Leete Smith, who as a 26-year-old envisioned a Vermont ski resort that included first of its kind snowmaking, surface grooming and learn to ski programs, will be inducted into the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum (VSSM) Hall of Fame this fall in recognition of his leadership to make those visions realities.

Bill Wheeler of Charlotte, Vermont was recently awarded the prestigious Francine Page Excellence in Teaching Award from Champlain College. The award has never before gone to an adjunct professor.

Rick Milliken, General Manager of the Doubletree by Hilton Burlington has announced the promotion of Tom Smith to Chief Engineer. He is responsible for maintaining the hotel’s facilities including the HVAC system, pool and spa, staff scheduling and supervision, and safety systems throughout the property and Trader Duke’s Restaurant.

Vermont Law School President, Dean and Professor Jeff Shields today announced his retirement effective August 1, 2012, after four decades as a practicing attorney and legal educator.

At its annual change-over dinner meeting on June 23, 2011, the Brattleboro Rotary Club inducted Liz Harrison as its 62nd club president for the 2011-2012 year. Harrison is a board-certified clinical nutritionist in private practice in Townshend and is the volunteer coordinator for Grace Cottage Hospital.

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