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ReArch Company announces the promotion of Jim Hoag and Steve Rowe to Senior Superintendent. In their new roles, Jim and Steve will be managing ReArch’s more extensive projects, assisting with new project planning, and joining our safety committee.

Brenda Siegel’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor has hired Victoria Moon as campaign manager. Most recently Moon worked for the Bernie Sanders' campaign, where she served as the Political Coordinator in Iowa and then as the Development Manager for the presidential campaign. 

The New London Barn Playhouse is thrilled to announce the promotion of Elliott Cunningham to the key management position of Managing Director. Elliott has been with the organization since 2015 and has served as Director of Operations/Associate Artistic Director and Company Manager since 2017.

Encore Renewable Energy, a leading commercial renewable energy company, is pleased to announce the following promotions. Blake Sturcke is now President and Chief Financial Officer and Jesse Stowell is now the Chief Commercial Officer.

The Woodstock Inn & Resort welcomes Khim V Neang as the new Spa Director to the resort’s LEED-certified, 10,000 square foot Spa in Woodstock, Vermont. Neang will lead the day-to-day operations, implement strategic business and marketing plans, and lead a motivated staff to exceed guest expectations.

The Green Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America Executive Board is pleased to announce the selection of Mark Saxon as Scout Executive and CEO effective August 1.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Mark to the Green Mountain Council. He brings energy, experience, and an established track record of success,” said Dan Richardson, the President of the Green Mountain Council.

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO) announces that following an extensive national and international search, Elise Brunelle has been named as the organization’s new executive director.

The Stern Center for Language and Learning is adding staff members to accommodate expansion of its Lead to Read literacy initiative in Vermont schools and across North America.

Dismas of Vermont, Inc. (DOV) has named James Curran to be its new Executive Director. Curran is replacing Jan-Roberta Tarjan, who announced several months ago her intention to retire from the organization effective June 30. Tarjan, who has served as the Executive Director of DOV since 2011, will continue at Dismas over the coming weeks to assist Curran as needed.

Emily Hecker has announced her candidacy for State Representative for Chittenden-10. She will be one of two Democrats on Milton voters’ ballots August 11. Hecker currently serves as a Milton Town School District School Board Trustee and works for the Winooski School District as Communications and Development Director. She has also worked for a local substance abuse prevention organization.

Ledyard Financial Advisors, a division of Ledyard National Bank, is pleased to welcome Susan Winchester, ChFC, CRPS, as a Senior Financial Advisor. In this position, Susan will be responsible for delivering personalized financial solutions to help our clients work toward their long-term financial goals.

Pamela Getsie is a modern leader. She is both a compassionate listener and a people-first businessperson who appreciates and understands the actuarial science that shapes health care today. Drawing on 25 years of health care management, she was appointed President of Vermont Blue Advantage® in March 2020. Her leadership is essential to the success of this new venture.