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Susan Evans McClure

The Addison County Economic Development Corporation recently approved four new members to its board of directors and elected a new executive team for the 2022-23 term. New members are Darcy Tarte, TD Bank; Christopher Lapierre, National Bank of Middlebury; Gina Larrow, Co-op Insurance Companies; and Jason Robart, Seae Ventures.

Brian Kealoha

VEIC, a sustainable energy company based in Winooski, has hired Brian Kealoha as the organization’s first chief growth and impact officer.

Hazel Brewster

Hazel Brewster of Stowe, director of public relations for the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, has been appointed by Governor Phil Scott to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women, the state’s nonpartisan commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls.

The trustees of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center recently elected five new members to three-year terms on the board. They are:

Jennille Smith

CVFiber, a nonprofit communications network provider for residents and businesses in central Vermont, has hired Jennille Smith as its first executive director and first full-time employee.

Beth Hammon

Beth Hammond, former executive director of Heineberg Community Senior Center, has joined Living Well Group, a nonprofit organization with residential care homes in Burlington and Montpelier, as executive director.

Catherine Simonson

Catherine Simonson, chief client services officer at Howard Center, has announced she will retire at the end of 2022 after 27 years with the organization. Simonson joined the center in 1994 and spent more than 22 years as a social worker leading and expanding child and family programming.

George MacKinnon

Union Mutual Insurance Company announced it has hired George MacKinnon as vice president of underwriting, effective April 1. MacKinnon has more than 30 years' experience in the insurance industry, working most recently at Patrons Oxford as vice president of underwriting.

Casella Waste Systems, a regional solid waste, recycling and resource-management services company, announced the promotion of Kevin J Drohan to vice president of finance and chief accounting officer, effective April 1. As previously announced, Christopher B Heald recently retired as CAO after a 20-year career with the company.

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Rutland Regional Medical Center has announced the winners of its 2021 Providers Awards that represent the highest ideals in health care.

Hannah Gale, resident services coordinator at Burlington-based Champlain Housing Trust, has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of trustees at Lamoille Housing Partnership, a nonprofit affordable housing developer in Morrisville.

Brendan Leonard

Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS have announced the appointment of Brendan Leonard as chief financial officer.

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