People in the news

-A A +A

The Vermont legislature recently honored Middlebury attorney Peter Langrock, a founding partner of the law firm of Langrock Sperry & Wool LLP. The concurrent resolution recognized the fiftieth anniversary of his being admitted to the bar and his subsequent contributions to the Vermont way of life.

Southern Vermont College has named John Baackes to its Board of Trustees. Baackes is the chief executive officer of Senior Whole Health (SWH), which operates plans for dual-eligible beneficiaries in Mass., Ct., and N.Y. Under Baackes’ direction, Senior Whole Health has developed a program for improving the overall access and quality of elderly care in both the public and private sectors.

Reggie Greene, Senior Vice President, Merchants Bank, announced the appointment of Christopher Halnon as Vice President and Corporate Banking Officer for the Woodstock Avenue, Rutland Office of the Bank. The new facility, opened in January 2010, is located at 92 Woodstock Avenue and is double the previous location’s size.

Saint Michael's College students, Katherine Hackett, a junior from Huntington, N.Y., and Catherine Welch, a graduating senior from South Burlington, Vt., have been selected to attend the NEW (National Education for Women) Leadership New England Institute to be held at Saint Anselm College, June 13 to 18.

Citizens Bank has hired Amy Downey as business banking officer in Colchester. She is responsible for overseeing the development of new and existing relationships with business customers, consulting with business owners to identify banking needs and working with business banking officers and branch staff to provide quality customer service.

Longtime broadcaster and consultant Louie Manno of Burlington has been named Director of Programming and Content for Twin Valleys New Media Network, LLC.

Burlington attorneys Amber L. Barber and Caryn E. Waxman of the law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC have been selected as fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. AAML fellows are generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity.

Roberta MacDonald, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Cabot Creamery, will be the featured dinner speaker at the Vermont Specialty Food Association annual meeting on June 10. The event will be held at the Summit Lodge in Killington.
Also on tap, is a full range of workshops for member producers, including:

Michael and Jodie Casarico and family of Shelburne, Vermont will be honored by the Greater Burlington YMCA as recipients of the “2010 Character in Action Family Award” for their involvement in the community and dedication to family values. The honor is awarded annually to a family which best demonstrates the YMCA’s core values through everyday words and actions.

Cedar Wood Chiropractic is pleased to welcome Dr. Kevin Leveille DC to its practice. Dr. Leveille is a chiropractic physician specializing in Applied Kinesiology Chiropractic and Diversified techniques tailored to meet each individual's needs.

KeyBank recently hired Jason Frank as Vice President and Branch Manager of its downtown Burlington branch.

Hall Communications Inc. dba WOKO/WKOL/WJOY/WIZN/WBTZ has announced the winners of the 2009 sales achievement awards.
Mr. Arthur Rowbotham, President of the Hall Radio Group, presented Sue Gosselin with the Richard P. Reed award for top billing and the Marketing Consultant of the Year award for WIZN/WBTZ. Gosselin has won these awards the past four years in a row.