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Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos was sworn in today as the President of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), at their summer conference in Philadelphia. NASS is the nation's oldest, non-partisan professional organization for state officials. Condos will serve the one year-term ending July 2019.

Today the Vermont Public Utility Commission (“PUC”) made appointments to four of the five public seats on the Vermont System Planning Committee. The VSPC was established in 2007 to improve coordination among Vermont’s utilities in the transmission planning process, and to consider both transmission and nontransmission alternatives to meet the state’s needs.

Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has announced the selection of Sara Gosselin, RT (R) (M) (CT) ARRT as Employee of the Month for June, 2018. Gosselin serves as MAHHC Radiology Supervisor.

Champlain College Online, a leader in career-focused adult higher education, today announced the appointment of Dr Johnna Herrick-Phelps to its academic leadership team.

Bethel, Vermont-based advanced manufacturing company GW Plastics is proud to announce the recent promotions of three executive team members. Cathy Tempesta has been promoted to Vice President of Human Resources.

TruexCullins is pleased to announce the addition of four new staff to the firm: Zachary Ray, Assoc. AIA; Jeremy Jorgenson; Mariah Robin; and Petrea Sweeny.

gbA Architecture & Planning is pleased to announce that two new team members have joined our architectural design and planning studio. Chris Balzano has recently moved to Vermont after spending 18 years working in architecture studios in Arizona and California.

Kinney Pike Insurance has added Phillip Mangieri as a new Commercial Lines Account Executive, expanding the Business Insurance sales team in both their Rutland and White River Junction offices. Phill joins Kinney Pike Insurance with more than 15 years of experience in the insurance industry and has a strong background in both sales and leadership.

Dennis Showalter, author, military historian, and senior instructor of military history for Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies, has been named the recipient of the 2018 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing, called the Pritzker Literature Award for short.

Danforth Pewter has hired Matthew Parker as director of retail, Chief Executive Officer Bram Kleppner announced. The move is part of the metal maker’s overall strategy to achieve growth in new and existing markets and create manufacturing jobs locally. “We are stoked that Matt Parker is joining the team at Danforth. With Matt’s guidance, our stores can be more fun.

TPW Real Estate Managing Broker, Alison Cummings, has been awarded the Realtor of the Year for the South Central VT Board of Realtors. Alison Cummings is the Managing Broker for TPW Real Estate’s Stratton office and is the 2018 President of the Vermont Association of Realtors. Ali’s list of professional achievements and community involvement is extensive and impressive.

The Stern Center for Language and Learning welcomed nationally recognized literacy expert Dr Jane Ashby to its staff June 4, 2018. Dr Ashby is a widely published author and a leader in the field of education with a passion for working with students and collaborating with teachers.