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Academy Headmaster Tom Lovett has announced that Jeffrey S. Burroughs, a former Vermont resident now serving as Director of Curriculum and Instruction at the Hyde School in Bath, Maine, has been selected as St. Johnsbury Academy’s new Assistant Headmaster for Academics, effective July 1.

Barbara E. Richardson of Burlington wrote an original ‘must know information’ contribution that has been published in the newly released book THE ULTIMATE GARDENER: The Best Experts’ Advice for Cultivating a Magnificent Garden with Photos and Stories, the latest book by NY Times best selling publishers Health Communications Inc.

Daniel M. Boardman, CLU, CFP®, of Hickok and Boardman Retirement Solutions, an Independent Registered Investment Advisor in Burlington, was elected Chair of the Million Dollar Round Table’s (MDRT) 2009–2010 Boomertirement Committee. Boardman is a local business and community leader and a 16-year member of MDRT, The Premier Association of Financial Professionals.

Gregory Farnum, the founder and president of Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL), one of the country’s leading health information exchanges, will leave the company on June 30 to be a consultant for state and local health information technology initiatives.

Local Motion, now in its tenth year of advocating for bicycle, pedestrian, running and XC ski initiatives, announces new additions to its board of directors and staff.

KeyBank announced recently that John Bock and Michael Williams have joined Key Private Bank.

KeyBank announced recently that Peter Nolasco has been named Mortgage Advisor. In his new position, Nolasco is responsible for residential mortgages. He is based in Key’s Essex Junction branch at 40 Pearl Street, and serves clients locally and across the country.

Miles E. Waite, PhD, Principal Hydrogeologist with Waite Environmental Management, LLC (WEM) of Burlington recently attended a training seminar on Geothermal Planning & Design in Boston.

Executive Vice President of Merchants Bank, Thomas S. Leavitt, announced the appointment of Christine T. Auriemma to the position of market manager for Chittenden County. She succeeds Prielle Kane, who is relocating to Connecticut.

Vermont Campus Compact has awarded a 2009 Commitment to Service and Engagement Award to College of St. Joseph junior, Kayla Billings, for her outstanding work in community involvement. Kayla has been a major asset to our community, and is an excellent example of the ideal leader on the College of St. Joseph campus in the areas of service and engagement.

The State Board of Education elected officers at its March 17 meeting, the Department of Education has announced. Tom James of Essex was re-elected board chair, and Ruth Stokes of Williston was re-elected vice-chair. James was appointed to the Board by Governor Douglas in February 2005 after filling an unexpired term.

Nurse practitioner Maria Cabri of Norwich has joined Gifford Medical Center’s Rochester and Sharon health centers, providing primary care to adults and adolescents. A Yale graduate, Cabri previously worked as a certified nurse midwife for more than two decades. In 2005, she returned to school to become a nurse practitioner.