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Jean Giard, President and CEO of Vermont Federal Credit Union (VFCU), is pleased to announce that Doug Fisher has joined the Credit Union as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Doug joins us from the Town of Essex where he was the Director of Administrative Services.

Bill Shouldice, President & CEO of Vermont Teddy Bear is pleased to announce that Katie Langrock has been named Vice President, Operations. Katie previously served in the role of Chief Operating Officer from 1997 to 2013. Katie will prepare/manage our peak planning process and adapt our operational & logistics needs as we grow our business.

Chuck recently became a partner in the Heroes Home Advantage program and joined several other local service providers who are offering discounts and rebates to Hero home buyers and sellers. Chuck commented "I have spent most of my career working in the nonprofit sector – and I have always been amazed at the level of dedication that people provide.

Michael S Pieciak, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation, was named president-elect of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) last week at the NASAA annual conference in Seattle. Pieciak will serve as president-elect for one year and begin his term as president in September 2018.

Vermont Custom Closets of Williston announces the addition of Jessica Smith as the Ordering & Receiving Administrator and Candace Conti-Lemery to their Design and Sales team.

At the 59th annual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Awards Ceremony in San Diego California, Richard Lovett, MD, Rutland Regional Medical Center Radiation Oncologist, was one of 23 exemplary members throughout the United States and Canada to receive the 2017 ASTRO Fellow Designation.

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) recently welcomed Kristyn Wood as the new Administrative Director of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.  “Kristyn comes to us with impressive experience in specialty practice management, and a great understanding of the ever-evolving health care field,” said Steven R. Gordon, President and CEO of BMH.

Community National Bank President and CEO Kathy Austin proudly announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Louise Bonvechio was presented with the Vermont Bankers Association’s Outstanding Community Service Banker Award at the Vermont and New Hampshire Bankers Annual Conference.

Attorney Evan J O’Brien has joined the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, where he will practice in the Litigation Practice Group and work from the firm’s Burlington office. O’Brien joins DRM after two years with the New York firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP and a year as law clerk to Chief Judge Christina Reiss of the U.S.

Marlboro College President Kevin F F Quigley has been named to the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) by Vermont Gov Phillip B. Scott. Before joining Marlboro, Quigley served as Peace Corps country director in Thailand, and as president and CEO of the National Peace Corps Association, a global alumni organization for the more than 200,000 former Peace Corps staff and volunteers.

Laura Perez has recently joined the team at the Special Needs Support Center in Lebanon, NH. She brings more than fifteen years of experience in community organization and program development including fundraising, education, and outreach with a goal of enhancing community wellness.

Girls on the Run Vermont is pleased to announce several staff appointments: Rachel Desautels of Williston, VT has been promoted to Statewide Program Manager; Jenny Fuller of Burlington, VT has been promoted to Statewide Program Administrator and Sarah Levine of East Dummerston, VT has joined the organization as Central & Southern Vermont Program Coordinator.

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