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Casella Waste Systems announced that the company’s president and chief operating officer, Edwin Johnson, will retire on June 30, and that Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Edmond “Ned” Coletta will assume the role of president and chief financial officer, effective July 1.
The Vermont Mutual Insurance Group Board of Directors elected the following officers at its 195th annual meeting of policyholders and directors on April 20:
Peregrine Design/Build in South Burlington announced that long-time employees Jillian Bartolo and Griffin Allen will take ownership of the company upon Tim Frost’s retirement in 2024. Collectively, Bartolo and Allen bring more than 20 years of design and construction experience to this leadership role.
Polly (formerly known as DealerPolicy), the leading insurance marketplace for automotive retail, has named Tom Lyons as president and chief operating officer of insurance. Lyons joins Polly from Plymouth Rock Assurance, where he had most recently served as chief operating officer.
Three registered nurses at Gifford Health Care in Randolph — Marie Abare, Kathleen Paglia and Uli Strassberger — have been promoted to nursing house supervisor. In their new roles, the trio will provide on-site leadership and support for all staff working from 7 pm to 7 am, and serve as an extension of nursing education and leadership.
The Vermont Housing Finance Agency has tapped Ewelina Kowalik for the newly created role of senior finance and accounting analyst. She joins the VHFA from Community Development Trust in New York City, where she served as senior accountant. In her new role, Kowalik will be involved in data analytics; bond and debt issuance; and associated compliance and reporti
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail has welcomed three new faces to its team: Adirondack Race Coordinator Jordanna Mallach and board members Brandon Devito and Jess Wilson.
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes elected six new members to its board of directors in 2021 and 2022. Directors shape the path forward for the museum. Beyond assuming fiduciary responsibility, they are instrumental in the overall governance of the organization.
New members are:
Union Bank of Vermont and New Hampshire has appointed Tammy L Cox as branch manager of its Jeffersonville location at 5062 VT Route 15. Cox was hired as a part-time teller in 1995 at Union Bank’s branch in Johnson. Two years later, she took a full-time position in Jeffersonville, where she has remained ever since.
Mack Molding has hired several new engineering and business professionals to meet the strong demand for the Arlington-based company's plastic injection molding and contract manufacturing services. All are based at Mack's Arlington, VT, headquarters, unless otherwise noted. New hires include:
Union Bank of Vermont and New Hampshire has appointed Eric Remick as branch manager of the bank's St Albans location. He takes over managerial responsibilities from Katie Bessette, who had been managing the bank's St Albans and Fairfax branches since 2020.
Hayley Shriner, former high school completion program plan manager and educational adviser at Vermont Adult Learning, has joined United Way of Northwest Vermont as resource coordinator for the Working Bridges program. Working Bridges is a United Way initiative designed to help workers keep and grow stable employment.