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The Rowley Agency, Inc. promoted Christine H. Holman, CPCU, CIC to Executive Vice President. Holman has been with The Rowley Agency for 34 years. This promotion serves as recognition of her dedication, commitment, and abilities.

The Board of Directors for Union Mutual Insurance Company voted at their December meeting to promote Jeff Pryce to the role of Vice President of Claims. The promotion is effective January 1, 2021.

Marty Cohn, president of Cohn Public Relation in Brattleboro was named “Host of the Year” at the 2020 Brattleboro Community Television annual producer awards ceremony virtually on Wednesday, Dec 9. According to Chris Lenois, BCTV board president, this is a new award, recognizing the critical role of the host.

Community Capital of Vermont (CCVT) welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors and has elected four members to its executive committee for Fiscal Year 2021.

Eloise Smith and David Pearlman recently joined the Alliance Francaise of the Lake Champlain Region. Eloise joined the Alliance Francaise of the Lake Champlain Region as a volunteer Marketing and Communications Intern. She is a junior at UVM with a double major in Psychological Science and Studio Art.  Last summer she taught sailing on Lake Champlain at the Community Sailing Center.

Hunger Free Vermont welcomed 3 new members to its Board of Directors in November. The Board Recruitment and Nominating Committee were pleased to bring these volunteers on to serve as strategic partners in the organization's work to end the injustice of hunger and malnutrition for all Vermonters. 

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), southeastern Vermont’s non-profit community mental health agency, held its annual meeting on November 12 for the first time via the international video chat platform, Zoom. Attended by 175 board members, staff, clients, and community members, the event celebrated the agency’s accomplishments and impact on clients during its last fiscal year.

After 16 years as a RE/MAX agent, Colchester resident John Abry saw the need for a reasonably priced virtual tour service. “One of my frustrations in the real estate business has been that photography services are often fragmented and difficult to coordinate,” said Abry.

Danielle Nickerson, LNHA, of Bethel, has advanced to the position of assistant administrator at Mayo Healthcare in Northfield. Danielle will assist with oversight of Mayo’s staffing, financial administration, and compliance with state and federal regulations.

Faculty news from a recent newsletter of the Ethan Allen Institute in Concord VT, which bills itself as "Vermont’s free-market public policy research and education organization" and a “think tank" founded in 1993: “EAI is proud to announce Robert Letovsky, the David LaMarche Professor of Business Administration & Accounting at Saint Michael’s College, joined our board of directors this Fall

Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice (CVHHH) is pleased to welcome Ed and Trish Read of Fayston as Honorary Chairs of its 2020 Fall Appeal. Ed, a former Vermont State Representative, serves on the Fayston Select Board and joined CVHHH’s Board of Directors and Finance Committee in 2020.

The Paramount Theatre Board of Directors has promoted long-time Paramount staff member Eric Mallette to the position of Executive Director. Mallette had been serving as Interim Executive Director since July 1, 2020 following the announcement that long-serving Executive Director Bruce Bouchard would be retiring at the end of the calendar year.