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The University of Vermont Board of Trustees has elected Ron Lumbra as its new chair, and Cindy Barnhart will serve as vice-chair.

Flyin Ryan is proud to announce the addition of four new Adventure Scholarship recipients to their Adventure Scholar family: Karina Jorgensen-Fullam, Kelly Hilleke, Irian Adii and Daniel Hilleke.

The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) is pleased to announce the addition of Phil Chadderdon and Chris Paulk to its team as VMEC Professional Manufacturing & Business Growth Advisors.

Pure Water for the World, Inc. (PWW) announces the selection of Dr. Jennifer Scott as Executive Director. Scott succeeds Carolyn Crowley Meub, who retired in 2019 after serving as the organization’s Executive Director for 17 of its 20 years as a nonprofit.

The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) named Thaddeus Richardson as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective February 20, 2020. In this role, he has broad responsibility for the Authority's financial operations, including accounting, financial planning, forecasting and overall asset and liability management.

Community Bank NA is pleased to announce the promotion of Colin Burns to commercial banking officer in South Burlington, Vermont. In his new role, Burns will develop and grow commercial banking relationships across Vermont in a variety of industries.

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s (SVMC) ExpressCare in Bennington is pleased to welcome Family Nurse Practitioner Brooke McBride. With this appointment, McBride also joins the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Medical Group. McBride earned her master’s degree in Nursing from East Tennessee State University.

Alison Gaffney has been promoted to Branch Relationship Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s location in Sunapee, New Hampshire. In this role, she leads a team of banking professionals to provide solutions and guidance to help individuals, families, and businesses in the community meet their financial goals.

Ledyard National Bank is pleased to announce Gail Trottier as Assistant Vice President and Private Banking Officer in their Private Banking Division. As a boutique division of Ledyard National Bank, Ledyard Private Banking offers a personalized experience managing clients’ complex banking, lending and investment needs.

Writer Kate O’Neill’s 2019 series “Hooked: Stories and Solutions From Vermont’s Opioid Crisis,” published in Seven Days, received this year’s Jack Barry Communications Award from Recovery Vermont. The award presentation took place during the nonprofit advocacy organization’s annual Recovery Day event in Montpelier on February 12.

Renewable Energy Vermont recognizes Representative Sarah Copeland-Hanzas with the 2019 Renewable Energy Legislative Champion award. This award recognizes a government official who has worked hard to further renewable energy in Vermont.