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The Board of Directors for Union Mutual Insurance Company voted at their December meeting to appoint Philip (“Phil”) Lambert to be the Company’s Vice President of Information Technology and Operations. Lambert starts with the Company in the beginning of January.

Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP is pleased to announce that Eric D Jones has been named a partner as of January 1, 2021. Eric is a highly experienced labor and employment lawyer. He handles the full scope of workplace disputes – lawsuits in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and government enforcement agency proceedings.

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail’s Board of Directors has appointed Anne Brewer, of Lake Placid, NY, as its new chair. Brewer takes the helm after three years of leadership from Don Hudson, of Arrowsic, Maine. Hudson will remain on the board.

The Vermont Association of Insurance Professionals is pleased to announce that Aislyn Allen has become the newest member of the VTAIP. Membership in VTAIP is an industry commitment to the insurance community through leadership development, career enhancement and creating relationships with other industry-related connections.

Today, Lieutenant Governor-elect Molly Gray announced the appointment of Hazel Brewster of Morrisville, Vermont to serve as her chief of staff.

“Hazel shares my deep commitment to working hard, day in and day out, on behalf of Vermonters as we strive to recover stronger from this pandemic and to address Vermont’s demographic challenges,” Lieutenant Governor-elect Gray said.

The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) has announced the results of its December 8, 2020 annual election of VMEC Advisory Board members.

C2 – Competitive Computing, a leading Vermont IT consulting firm based in Colchester, is pleased to announce that Dana Potter has been promoted to team leader, ESG Large Accounts.

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC)—a part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC)—is pleased to announce that Maryam Zenali, MD, has joined SVMC Pathology and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians.

University of Vermont Medical Center President and Chief Operating Officer Steve Leffler, MD, announced today that after a competitive national search and multiple town hall-style employee interviews with the final candidates, Peg Gagne, MSN, RN, has been selected as Chief Nursing Officer for the hospital starting January 11, 2021. Gagne has been serving as Interim CNO since September 2019.

Matthew Godnick Seager, Rutland City resident, educator, small business owner, entrepreneur and grandson of former Rutland City Mayor Gilbert "Gilly" Godnick, today announced his candidacy for mayor of the City of Rutland.

For her work to create systemic improvements in care for people with Substance Use Disorders, Jill Lord, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center’s (MAHHC) Director of Community Health, was awarded a Certificate of Excellence at Turning Point Recovery Center of Springfield, Vermont’s first annual Recovery Gala.

Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA) has named Cinda Donton of Rutland Mental Health Services – Community Care Network, and Doug Jones of Meals on Wheels of Rutland County – TRIO Community Meals, as the agency’s 2020 Community Partners of the Year.