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Sterling College has appointed alumna Christina Goodwin ‘02, of Worcester, as its Dean of Advancement & Alumni Relations. In her new role, Goodwin will provide the effective leadership and administration of Sterling College’s fundraising, alumni outreach and marketing efforts.

Comcast today announced the appointment of Beverly Elliott as Vice President of Engineering for the company’s Western New England Region, which is headquartered in Berlin, Connecticut and includes more than 300 communities in Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, Western New Hampshire, Vermont and New York.

Chambers & Partners, publishers of Chambers USA, named Eric M Knudsen, attorney and partner at Langrock, Sperry & Wool, LLP, a “Band 1” attorney in real estate law, being one of only seven Vermont attorneys to be so recognized. The Chambers survey of US lawyers states, “Eric Knudsen is ‘an absolutely outstanding attorney,’ according to peers.

Thomas P Nanof, CIC, CSRM, has joined Vermont Mutual Insurance Group as a Senior Marketing Representative for the state of Maine. Nanof brings nearly thirty years of industry experience, as an insurance professional, Certified School Risk Manager and a Certified Insurance Counselor.

Jean Kissner is pleased to announce the launch of Excellence in Operations, a consulting practice specializing in solving operational issues and collaborating with organizations to build staff capabilities, update processes and implement new tools. The practice will be focused on supporting an organization, so it can move through growth or change more quickly with fewer issues.

Saint Michael’s College has hired an alumna as its Vice President of Human Resources. Eileen O’Rourke will start in August, Saint Michael’s President Jack Neuhauser announced this week.

Healthy Dollars (HD), a growing third party administrator for customized health reimbursement and flexible spending accounts, is excited to announce it’s newest team member. Katie Wilder joins the Healthy Dollars team with an extensive background in data analysis and claims administration.

FoodScience Corporation (FSC), a locally owned leader in human and pet nutritional products, announces the hiring of Tammy Johnson as Director of Sales and Marketing, DaVinci and International. “We are fortunate Tammy has decided to join our team.

Mercy Connections thanks the more than 500 community members who attended the annual May Luncheon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont. The room was full of generous sponsors and supporters. Each year the Board of Directors selects a person who exemplifies mercy values and the example of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy.

After an exhaustive and competitive national search, Sterling College has appointed Peter Merrill, of Morrisville, co-founder and owner of Elmore Mountain Farm, LLC to be its first Vice President/Chief Operating Officer.

TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design recently announced the promotion of five employees to new leadership positions within the firm. Coinciding with the celebration of the firm’s 50th anniversary, the promotions recognize individuals who have made significant contributions and will play a major role in leading the firm into the future.

Linda Schadler, currently the vice provost and dean of undergraduate education and the Russell Sage Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), has been appointed as dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Vermont.