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Karen Duguay, former executive director of the Better Middlebury Partnership, has joined the Addison County Economic Development Corp. in the newly created assistant director position.

Howard Center, a private, nonprofit organization providing mental health, substance use and developmental disability services to children, adults and families throughout Vermont, has appointed Tonya Mason as director of developmental services.

Tracy Hassett, president and CEO of edHEALTH, the thought leader in health insurance solutions for educational institutions, was confirmed by her fellow Vermont Captive Insurance Association board members Oct. 18 to continue as chair and spearhead the organization’s strategic plan for 2024.

Livian, a real estate team acceleration platform, has named Thadious "Thad" Fisher as senior vice president of revenue. Fisher joins Livian from eXp Realty, where he was vice president of global growth, leading expansion efforts across more than 20 international markets.

Ed Paquin, former state representative and recently retired executive director of Disability Rights Vermont, has joined the board of the Public Assets Institute, Vermont’s independent research organization on state budget, tax and economic issues.

Drs. Jessica and Ryan Heney have joined Gifford Health Care, she on the primary care team in Randolph and he at Bethel Health Center. Both Heneys, a married couple, are certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and are members of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger (left) has named Joe Turner (right), residential property appraiser in the assessor’s office for the past year, as the city's next city assessor. Turner will serve as acting assessor until his nomination is confirmed by the City Council.

Davis & Hodgdon CPAs, a division of the Davis & Hodgdon Advisory Group, announced the hiring of Eddy Blaise as senior accountant and Ashalin O’Connell as associate accountant.

Kaelin “Liz” Mackey, former deputy state's attorney in Windsor County, and Jessica Bielonko, a recent graduate of Boston College Law School, have joined the law firm Langrock Sperry & Wool as associates. Mackey will work out of the Middlebury office, and Bielonko will be based in Burlington.

Sheri Baraw Smith, who previously spent 30 years as general manager of her family-owned establishment, the Stoweflake Resort and Spa, has been named general manager of the historic Green Mountain Inn in Stowe.

Sarah Lemnah, former executive director of the Cancer Patient Support Foundation in Williston, has been named executive director of the Vermont chapter of the American Red Cross of Northern New England.

Mia Montoya Hammersley, former of counsel attorney at a law firm in Las Cruces, New Mexico, has been named director of the Environmental Justice Clinic at Vermont Law and Graduate School.