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SymQuest Group, Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc, and regionally based IT and document sales and service provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Davis as Vice President of IT Services. “I’m thrilled to announce the appointment of Kevin Davis as our newest VP,” says SymQuest President and CEO, Larry Sudbay.

WCAX is pleased to announce the addition of three journalists to its news team and the promotion of another member of the team. Ike Bendavid, a native of Bennington, has joined the WCAX newsroom as a reporter and producer. Ike is a graduate of Castleton University and Mount Anthony High School. He is also an award-winning member of the Castleton Football Team.  

The Vermont Lake Monsters are pleased to announce two new additions to the team’s front office staff. Meg Patrick joins the Lake Monsters as the new Office Manager, and Maria Valentyn returns to the Lake Monsters as the Director of Community Relations and Promotions.

WPTZ-TV meteorologist Tom Messner, WCAX-TV weather anchor Sharon Meyer and the late radio and TV personality Dean Slack were all inducted into the Vermont Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame December 3 at the Hilton Burlington. Sharon Meyer became director of WCAX’s weather department upon the retirement of VAB Hall of Fame member Stuart Hall.

Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty is pleased to welcome Larry Michaels of South Burlington to the firm. After nearly twenty years in property management, construction and development, Larry Michaels has turned his expertise to residential real estate as a Broker/Realtor with Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty.

Sugarbush Resort’s Chief Recreation Officer and legendary skier, John Egan, is being inducted into the 2016 Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. A national voting panel selects the incoming class in the fall of each year. Egan joins nine others including his brother Dan Egan, whom he skied with for many years in a number of Warren Miller films.

Norwich University has named George J Silowash the new chief information security officer (CISO), a critical position in the university’s overall cybersecurity posture. Silowash will take on the role beginning December 5, 2016.

Sean O’Brien, PA-C, a member of the medical staff at Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, was recently elected President of the Physician Assistant Academy of Vermont (PAAV). O’Brien, who joined the staff at MAHHC in 2015, is a 2012 graduate of Franklin Pierce University in Lebanon, NH where he earned a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies, and also served as president of his class.

NG Advantage LLC, which is majority owned by Clean Energy Fuels Corp, (NASDAQ: CLNE), today announced that it has named Enrico “Rico” Biasetti as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Biasetti succeeds Tom Evslin, who will remain Chairman of the Board of Directors.

VBSR will honor the chair of a Vermont House committee at the organization's annual Legislative Breakfast on December 15 for her work this year in passing key employment bills. Rep.

The Stern Center for Language and Learning has named Peggy Price as their new Early Education Program Manager. Price was previously a Professional Learning Instructor, where she taught courses on a contract basis.

Family Nurse Practitioner Suzanne Carlisle Stebenne has joined Gifford’s Twin River Health Center in White River Junction, Vt. A familiar face to many families in the Upper Valley, she worked for many years in school health and as a Ski Runner volunteer in Windsor County Schools. Most recently she worked as a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner with Dartmouth College Health Service.