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Corinna Thurston, executive director of the Milton Artists' Guild, and Lisa Mitchell, executive director of the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, have joined the Vermont Creative Network as zone agents.

Business leaders Lucy Halvorson, Sirisha Hawley, Joshua Kurt and Addison Williams have been elected to the Hunger Free Vermont Board of Directors.

Wendy Audette, former director of Bayada Hospice in Colchester, has been named executive director of Living Well Group, a nonprofit operator of residential care homes in Burlington and Montpelier.

Christopher Gomez, former senior vice president and chief experience officer at Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union in upstate New York, has been named president and CEO of Heritage Family Credit Union, which serves members in Vermont, New Hampshire, New York and Massachusetts.

Mackinnley Wright, former store manager at NEK Vapor, has joined the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging as case manager for the Western Caledonia County area.

Attorney Brian Sullivan, head of the immigration practice at MSK Attorneys in Burlington, has been appointed chair of the Vermont Bar Association Immigration Law Section. The substantive law sections of the VBA help educate its members and others about developments in the law covered by the sections, as well as about needed changes in the law.

Rebecca Wasserman of Burlington, former legislative counsel in the Vermont General Assembly's Office of Legislative Counsel, has been named the first executive director of Vermont’s new public retirement-savings program,

Kelsey Schweitzer, former law clerk in the environmental and civil divisions of the Vermont judiciary, has joined the litigation group at the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin. She began work in mid-September from DRM's Burlington office.

Ashlee Solarczyk, former adviser at Charles Schwab Wealth Advisory in Phoenix, Arizona, has joined Copper Leaf Financial as a wealth adviser. She is a certified financial planner professional and holds the certified wealth strategist designation.

Kevin Camp, president of Camp Precast Concrete Products in Milton, has been named chair-elect of the National Precast Concrete Association, an international trade association representing manufacturers of plant-produced precast concrete products and the companies that sell those products.

Bruce Grosbety, former vice president and general manager at The Yarrow Group in Jackson, Wyoming, has been named president of the Woodstock Inn & Resort, one of New England's premier year-round vacation destinations. The appointment is effective Nov. 16.

Dr. Sarah Grycza and family nurse practitioner Lindsey Gauderer have joined St. Johnsbury Pediatrics at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital.