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Kathy Underwood

Kathy Underwood, president and chief executive officer of Ledyard National Bank, has been appointed to the Federal Reserve’s National Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council.

Danelle Danemark

Danelle Danemark, former senior director of human resources and business partner for Comcast’s sales and marketing organization across the Northeast, has been named vice president of human resources for the company’s Western New England region.

VITL, a Vermont-based nonprofit that operates the Vermont Health Information Exchange, announced the following hires and promotions in anticipation of the next phase of its development and growth: Sue Fritz, director of technology; Kristina Choquette, director of operations; Jennifer Starling, operations manager; and Carolyn Stone, portfolio strategist.

Mary Burns

Lund, a family-based services provider in Vermont, has hired Mary Burns as its next president and chief executive officer, effective June 1. Burns was president and CEO of the Greater Burlington YMCA from 2007 to 2015, a role she worked her way up to over 20 years with the organization, beginning as office manager.

Alexandr Sokolovsky and Dawn Holman

Gifford Health Care has hired the general-surgery team of Dawn Holman, MD, and her husband, Aleksandr Sokolovsky, DO, who have spent the past 20 years working together in private practice. The pair met in the 1990s while Sokolovsky was attending the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and Holman was a resident.

Patricia Moulton

Patricia Moulton, president of Vermont Technical College, has been appointed executive director of Vermont State Colleges System's newly created workforce development division. Moulton will assume her new role when she transitions out of the Vermont Technical College presidency in July.

Nathaniel Mathes, chief financial officer and finance director at Bolton Valley Resort, has been promoted to vice president and chief operating officer of the four-season alpine destination, effective immediately.

Mark Allen and Venetia Riso

The Red Clover Inn, a premier Rutland/Killington destination, has reopened for accommodations and private events. New owners Mark Allen and Venetia Riso continue to restore and re-imagine the property in a rustic, elegant style.

Jim Dandeneau

The Vermont Democratic Party announced it has hired Jim Dandeneau as interim executive director for a six-month period beginning May 23. He joins Coordinated Campaign Director Elliot Kaufmann, Data Director Madison Thomas, Senate Democratic Caucus Aide Sally Short and House Democratic Caucus Campaign Director Cameron McClimans.

State Representative Kathleen James and three other women from southern Vermont were honored May 11 at the inaugural Women in Leadership Luncheon at the Wilson House in Dorset, sponsored by the Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Berkshire Bank.

Monica Delisa

Nationally recognized fundraiser and advancement leader Monica Delisa has been named president and chief executive officer of the University of Vermont Foundation, effective June 1. Delisa joins the foundation from the University of South Carolina, where she served as vice president for development.

Lisa Keysar

Lisa L Keysar, president and chief executive officer of Union Mutual Insurance Company, has been elected to serve on the board of directors of Special Olympics Vermont.