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Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Kim Roy has been promoted to Director of Multifamily Asset Management and Compliance at VHFA. She began her career at the Agency in 1989 in the Communication's Department and has held a variety of positions with VHFA. Kim most recently served as Assistant Director of Multifamily Programs.

Norwich has named Air Force Colonel Andrew Hird as dean of the College of National Services, which oversees Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs at Norwich through the departments of Army Military Science, Aerospace Studies and Naval Science.

Senior Warden Rich Watkin, PhD, of Wilmington is Vermont's State Game Warden of the Year. Watkin received the award in recognition of his excellent service from Governor Phil Scott on May 24 in Montpelier. Lt Greg Eckhardt, Watkin’s supervisor, praised him for his exemplary attitude and dedication to the job. “Rich is knowledgeable in all aspects of the job,” said Eckhardt.

Kim Royar, wildlife biologist with Vermont Fish & Wildlife and resident of Wallingford, was awarded the 2017 Canute Dalmasse Award by Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore in recognition of her outstanding contributions to conservation.

Amber Pacheco recently joined Inntopia as Product Owner and will work mainly from the Burlington office. She’s been in product development for many years, most recently at SmashFly, but also at TripAdvisor on the Vacation Rentals team, Monster on the Employer team, and BrassRing (now IBM).

New England Dairy Promotion Board announced today the appointment of Rene Thibault of Jericho, Vermont to the position of Public Relations and Communications Specialist. Thibault will be based in the organization’s Winooski, Vermont office and will work with Vermont and New England dairy farmers to share their stories and raise awareness about modern dairy farm practices.

Peoples Trust Company is pleased to welcome Barbara Toof as its Chief Retail Officer. Ms Toof is responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of retail strategies that will enhance banking services for consumers and businesses.

Ledyard National Bank is pleased to announce Jennifer Hall as their new Branch Manager in their Hanover, New Hampshire location.  Jennifer brings with her 20 years of leadership, management and customer service experience.  Prior to joining Ledyard, Jenn was the Branch Manager for Citizens Bank in Hanover and is excited to continue her love of helping others become financially fit at Ledyard. 

Kennith Sartorelli, MD, a professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Surgery at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, and division chief of pediatric surgery and surgeon-in-chief at the UVM Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital, was invested in a formal ceremony on June 2 as the inaugural Green and Gold Professor of Pediatric Surgery.

David S Silverman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank is pleased to announce all current directors of Union Bankshares Inc were re-elected, and all directors of Union Bank were re-appointed at the conclusion of the 126th Annual Shareholder Meeting held on May 17, 2017.

The Vermont Community Foundation announced that Liz Gamache, Chelsea Bardot Lewis, and Kevin Wiberg will join the organization’s grants and community investments department, which is responsible for overseeing the programs that distribute grants and mission-related investments throughout the state.

The Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center (CSC), a nonprofit with a mission to provide community access to Lake Champlain, today announced Owen Milne as the new Executive Director of the organization.