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The Vermont Lake Monsters are excited to announce that Jeff Kent has joined the team’s front office as the Director of Marketing and In Game Entertainment.

A graduate of Syracuse University and originally from Essex Junction, Vermont, Jeff joins the Lake Monsters after spending the past six months with the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA working in their Inside Sales department.

Northern Vermont University-Lyndon has named Evan Carlson of Sutton entrepreneur-in-residence for Do North Coworking, a new NVU economic development initiative that provides office space and business services in downtown Lyndonville. Carlson will launch “Move Back North,” a Do North Coworking event 4-7 p.m. Nov. 23, open to the public.

National Life was recognized recently for its corporate philanthropy by a group dedicated to supporting nonprofits. The Northern New England chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals presented its “Outstanding Corporation” award to National Life at a luncheon during National Philanthropy Day.

The Barre Lodge of Elks #1535 recognized Lydia Brown of Barre, Vermont as their First Jr ROTC Student of the Month. The Grand Lodge Activities Committee introduced this program in 2018 to recognize outstanding high school students enrolled in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Sarah Kearns, a long-time consultant on a part-time basis for the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), recently joined the organization as their business advisor of strategic projects.  Sarah comes to VtSBDC with two decades of experience working with small businesses.

Kristi Cross, DNP, RN, community health team leader for the Vermont Blueprint for Health and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), was named a Vermont Rising Star on Thursday, November 8 at an awards ceremony in South Burlington.

Simha Ravven, MD, Interim Chief Medical Officer at the Brattleboro Retreat, was elected Vice President of the Vermont Medical Society (VMS) at the organization’s 205th annual meeting on October 27 in Stowe, Vermont.

Beth Wagner, lead buyer at Phoenix Books, has been elected to the position of Director on the New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA) Board of Directors.

Stephen F Kenney, MBA, CPA, was recently named chief financial officer for Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) after an extensive nationwide search, President and Chief Operating Officer Anna T Noonan announced today.

The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing, a division of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, announced two new hires. Nate Formalarie has been named Communications Director and Sara DeFilippi has been named Sales and Marketing Specialist.

Rural Community Transportation is delighted to announce that Nick D’Agostino has been hired as the new Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director! Nick D’Agostino comes to RCT with more than 20 years of significant leadership experience.

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday the selection of nine recipients for the Above and Beyond Awards, a new award category designed to showcase the inspiring workforce shaping Vermont today.