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Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) is pleased to welcome Hospitalist Thet Soe, MD, MRCP, to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Medical Group. Dr Soe has worked as director of Hospital Medicine at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Massachusetts since April 2015. Before that, he was a hospitalists at both Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield and at North Adams Regional Hospital.

United Counseling Service (UCS), the Designated Agency providing mental health and social services in Southwestern Vermont is proud to announce  the appointments of Paul DiIonno as the Director of Outpatient Services and Substance Abuse and Julie Pagliccia as the Director of the Northshire Services.

Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the promotion of Laurie Mecier-Brochu to Regional Manager of Central Vermont and Champlain Valley areas for the company. Laurie has been with Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty for over 7 years, most recently as Managing Broker of the company’s Rutland office.

Guy Page of Berlin was elected December 1 to a second term on the coordinating committee of the ISO – New England Consumer Liaison Group (ISO-NE CLG).

Mike Smiles has resigned as Executive Director of LCMM effective December 31 to pursue new opportunities. “Mike has made valuable contributions to the museum during his tenure,” said Bob Beach, President of the LCMM Board of Directors. “Through his innovative approaches to enhancing and expanding our educational programs and partnering with AmeriCorps, Mike has positioned LCMM as a vital Expand

Merritt & Merritt is pleased to announce that Elizabeth A Gribkoff has joined the firm’s practice as a Paralegal. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Vermont in 2013 with a BA in Environmental Studies and a minor in Spanish.

Geri Reilly Real Estate welcomes Bill Lawlor to our team as a new Realtor/sales associate. Bill has over 28 years of Real Estate experience, growing up in Vermont his father was a Real Estate broker. Bill is no stranger to helping buyers and sellers meet their goals and needs. Bill is a native Vermonter and graduated from Castleton University with a BS in Business Management in 1990.

The University of Vermont Health Network has named John Grieco as the network’s Chief Technology Officer, effective today, December 12. He most recently served as director of Technical Services and Operations at Partners HealthCare System in Boston.

A new slate of elected officers will serve in leadership positions on the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) Board of Directors. "VEDA's Board is comprised of experienced and dedicated professionals," said Jo Bradley, VEDA's Chief Executive Officer. "We deeply appreciate their work in helping to advance the Authority's economic development mission." 

The Associated Contractors of Vermont recently bestowed special honors on eleven of its members at the Annual AGC/VT meeting. The AGC/VT Best Builder Awards recognize examples of outstanding quality of work and effort covering a broad and eclectic range of construction projects in Vermont in the past year.

Shadow Productions and Shadow Associates in Behavior Change are proud to welcome Mary Catherine Jones as a producer and researcher. In the role of producer for Shadow Productions, Jones works with clients, directs talent, and produces both audio and video marketing materials for a variety of local and regional clients.

With the election over, it is time to contemplate the consequences of our political actions. At the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC), keynote speakers Matt Dickinson and Peter Matthews of Middlebury College discussed the political and economic impact of the recent elections on our state and nation.