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US Marine Corps General Joseph F Dunford Jr., a 1977 graduate of Saint Michael’s College and the nation’s highest-ranking military officer since 2015 as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be the Commencement Speaker and will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters at his alma mater on Sunday, May 14, 2017 in the Ross Sports Center.

The Burlington Business Association (BBA) is proud to recognize the following as winners of the 2017 BBA Awards.

Jai Macker, of South Burlington, recently joined the King Street Center Board of Directors, his term starting in late 2016. Jai serves as VP of Products at where he and his team work to help transform automotive retailing through the Digital Marketing and Retailing products and services.

Grace Cottage Hospital Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Louise McDevitt is the author of a new book for clinical practitioners.

Article One Partners (AOP), the world's largest intellectual property research community and pioneer in crowd-based prior art searching, announced today that former President Peter Vanderheyden has been promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective January 2017.

As a successful business owner, with an electrolysis practice for 13 years, Leslie Quinn’s reputation is based on integrity, hard work, and simply doing the right thing.

Inntopia welcomes Sean Bartosewcz as an Insight Product Owner on the Software Development Team. Prior to joining Inntopia, Sean was an EpicMix app Product Owner at Vail Resorts.

The Vermont Gay Tourism Association (VGTA) held it’s first meeting of 2017 to elect new officers and board members at the Vermont State House in Montpelier.  The VGTA is pleased to announce the following officers were elected:

University of Vermont Medical Center has announced that Amy Miller PT, has earned her Certificate in Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinical Competency from the American Physical Therapy Association. She currently works for the Aquatic Rehabilitation Center in Winooski, VT.

We are pleased to announce that Jean O’Sullivan, of Burlington, has been confirmed by Headquarters, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (DoD) as the new State Chair for Vermont Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. In that role, Jean will provide leadership and vision for the Vermont “committee”, comprised primarily of volunteers and a small full-time support staff.

Tom Stewart has joined Movement Mortgage, LLC in its first loan production office in the Greater Burlington area. The new Movement office, located at 106 Main Street 2nd Floor, Ste 4E, Burlington is led by Jay Vallieres, Market Leader for Vermont. Movement Mortgage has been recognized as the fastest-growing private mortgage bank in the US, powered by its innovative process and culture.

Joining the Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO) team is Sasha Vaut, Director of Philanthropy. This new position with the VSO brings a fresh approach to strengthen the fund development and outreach to donors and sponsors. “My appreciation for music and experience in fundraising and development work allowed me to unite my skills and passion to support a true Vermont treasure,” Vaut explains.