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The National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) announced that it has elected Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce as its 2018 President during the association’s annual conference in Boston. Treasurer Pearce will succeed outgoing President Ken Miller, the State Treasurer of Oklahoma, on January 1, 2018.

The Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS (NVBR) awarded its 2017 REALTORS of Distinction Awards recently at Echo, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.  Over 200 industry representatives and guests were present at the annual event. 

2017 NVBR REALTOR of the Year : Robbi Handy Holmes, C21 Jack Associates, South Burlington, VT 

Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty is pleased to announce, Robert Maynes joins the firm as a REALTOR. With a deep and wide knowledge of Northern Vermont, a well-tuned financial acumen and a commitment to deliver results to his clients, Robert Maynes brings his expertise to working with home buyers and sellers.

Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc (VITL) has named Reyvan Gilmond as its new technical support specialist. As part of the client services team, she will serve as a primary point of contact for VITL’s internal and external clients to resolve issues and service requests.

Norwich Solar Technologies, located in White River Junction, Vermont, and West Lebanon, New Hampshire, is pleased to announce that solar industry veteran Ananda Hartzell has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering.

Grant M Binder has joined the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, where he will practice in the Business Law Group and work from the firm’s Burlington office. He comes to DRM after 14 years with the international law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he was based in New York and worked on domestic and international business and financing transactions.

Christine Yeaton, CPCU, AU, has joined Vermont Mutual as a Senior Marketing Representative. Ms Yeaton brings over twenty years of marketing and underwriting experience, having worked throughout Massachusetts for both a regional and national carrier.

Nick Dupuis joins VT Commercial as an intern for the Fall of 2017. Nick is a student at the University of Vermont pursuing a degree in Community Entrepreneurship with a minor in Spanish. Nick is also an NCAA Division 1 student-athlete as a part of the Catamount men’s lacrosse team. He is a two-time America East Academic Honor Roll selection.

Peggy Price, MEd, Fellow/AOGPE, Director of the Orton-Gillingham Institute at the Stern Center for Language and Learning, was asked to speak at her alma mater, Binghamton University. On September 15, Price returned to the Binghamton, NY campus where she received her bachelor's degree in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) announced today that Jake Brown will be joining the VEC Member Services and Community Relations team as an Energy Services Planner, leading a variety of communications, outreach, and member service initiatives.

On September 14th, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibly (VBSR) honored Beth Sachs with the 2017 Terry Ehrich Award for Lifetime Achievement.

The Green Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America announced the selection of Dr Lewis R First as its 2017 Distinguished Citizen of the Year. Dr First’s contributions to Vermont and the children of the state will be celebrated at a dinner on Thursday, October 19 at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Burlington.