People In The News
Onion River Community Access Media (ORCA), Central Vermont’s largest Community Cable Television and Media center providing local, national and international news, entertainment and in depth political coverage, has recently undergone a restructuring of staff to better serve the individual interests and highlight the strength of their employees to better serve the 13, 300+ households in their thirteen town “catchment”area.
David N McGinn, currently Interim Head of School at Thetford (Vt.) Academy, has been selected as St Johnsbury Academy’s new Athletic Director, SJA Headmaster Tom Lovett announced this week. McGinn will replace current Academy Athletic Director Tom Conte, who will retire at the end of this school year after serving in the post since 1995.
C2, also known as Competitive Computing, a technology consulting firm located in Colchester announced the addition of three new employees:
Katharine Bodan, Business Analyst, will lead process improvement and change management initiatives for the company. Most recently she worked for EMD Chemicals (affiliate of Merck KGaA). She is PMP certified and has an MBA from Temple University.
Kaitlin Francis, Project Analyst, will conduct project analysis initiatives and facilitate the deployment of new business processes. She has a BS from UVM.
- Secretary of State Jim Condos appointed to National Task Force to Protect Businesses from Identity Theft
Secretary of State Jim Condos has accepted an appointment to a national task force on Business Identity Theft. The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) has announced the formation of a NASS Business Identity Theft Task Force to help states combat the growing threat of business identity theft. The task force is a major association initiative that will target business identity theft prevention strategies and develop practical, cost-effective tools and guidance for states.
Select Staffing has named the Mount Family Group Ltd. of Burlington its Franchise Business of the Year for 2010. The company operates Westaff franchises in Vermont, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island and Remedy Intelligent Staffing franchises in Massachusetts and has revenues of approximately $26 million. Mount Family Group Ltd. is owned by James Mount of Colchester, VT and Karen Mount of Williston. “We are proud of this honor – the second time we have been given this distinguished award.
Jack Dodd of St. Albans recently joined Attacca Realty of South Burlington as a Residential Realtor servicing Chittenden and Franklin Counties. Jacks ten years of experience in commercial and rail road real estate transactions makes for a smooth transition to the residential market and offers his clients value skills in complex contracts and negotiations.
Saint Michael’s College associate professor of physics, Dr. Alain Brizard, learned this month that he will be the recipient of a grant from the Department of Energy for $33,000 each of the next three years to support his research. The funding comes from the DOE’s office of Fusion Energy Sciences of the Office of Science.
Don Rendall of Green Mountain Power Corporation and the President of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Chittenden County announced today that Martha Maksym of Grand Isle has been named the new Executive Director to succeed Gretchen Morse who announced her retirement effective June 30th. A wide range of applicants was considered by a search committee of the Board during a process that took several months. Rendall said, “We reviewed over sixty applications and interviewed a pool of candidates that were impressive and capable.
South Burlington resident, Joe Halko, was recently reelected as President of the Franklin-Grand Isle United Way Board of Directors at their annual meeting held on April 14th in St. Albans. Mr. Halko has served on the United Way board for six years and was Vice President prior to becoming President last year.
Halko began his volunteer involvement on the Franklin-Grand Isle United Way board as a Co-Chair of the 2005-2006 Campaign. In addition, he has served as the Chair of the Public Relations Committee from 2007-2010.
Comcast, one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services, today announced that Wayne Rustin has been named Vice President of Human Resources for the company’s Western New England Region, which includes Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, New York and Vermont.