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Cierra Bresette, financial planning assistant at Ameriprise Financial in Barre, has achieved the professional designation of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor through the College of Financial Planning.

The Killington World Cup Foundation has hired Leo Pond as its new digital marketing coordinating intern. In his new role, Pond will be responsible for developing and implementing digital-marketing strategies to promote the foundation's mission of supporting the ski racing community in Vermont and beyond.

Mendi Michael, a residential real estate adviser with Engel & Völkers Okemo, has earned the Accredited Buyers Representative designation from the National Association of Realtors. The designation is for real estate buyer's agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process.

Josephine Moran (pictured right), president and chief banking officer at Ledyard National Bank, has been promoted to president and CEO of the company. The move was made in conjunction with the announcement by CEO Kathy Underwood (left) that she will retire on July 3.

Steve MacQueen, former artistic director at the Flynn, has been appointed executive director of the Vermont International Film Festival, effective June 12. He will succeed Orly Yadin, who will assist with the transition and act as the festival's program director in October.

Burlington City Arts honored multimedia artist Luna Shen as winner of the 2023 Diane Gabriel Visual Artist Award at the organization's May 19 opening reception for its summer exhibitions.

The Vermont Community Foundation recently welcomed Barry S. Pius, former chief financial officer at Healthy Living Market and Café, as vice president for finance, and Dawn Archambault-Perry, former vice president at the Lever Foundation, as brand and marketing officer.

Mark Fleeman, former vice president of commercial at GE Healthcare Digital, has been appointed vice president of commercial at NuHarbor Security, an end-to-end provider of cybersecurity and risk management services based in Colchester. In his new role, Fleeman will lead NuHarbor's continued expansion into new accounts and new markets.

Pelin Kohn, chair of the leadership program and founding director of the Center for Leadership at Norwich University, and Caylin McCamp, sustainable projects manager in the Office of Sustainability at the University of Vermont, will be among 60 higher education leaders to attend the HERS Leadership Institute in June on the

Heather Blackman, network manager of managed care contracting at the University of Vermont Health Network, has been elected to the board of trustees at Howard Center, a Burlington-based nonprofit that provides professional crisis and counseling services to children and adults.

Abe Berman, vice president of revenue strategy at the University of Vermont Health Network, has been named interim CEO of OneCare Vermont, a provider-informed accountable care organization working to improve the health of Vermonters and stabilize health care costs. Berman replaces Vicki Loner, who will step down from the role at the end of May.

Erin Small has been promoted to assistant vice president, branch relationship manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. She leads a team of banking professionals at the bank’s Rutland branch to provide solutions and guidance to help individuals, families and businesses in the community meet their financial goals.