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Northern Border Regional Commission Federal Cochair Harold B. Parker announced today that Rich Grogan of Vermont will become the first Executive Director of the Northern Border Regional Commission. Grogan is currently the Executive Director of Community Capital of Vermont.

The Stern Center for Language and Learning announces five additions to its staff, enhancing the nonprofit organization’s capacity to meet the needs of learners and educators through high-quality direct services and robust professional learning opportunities.

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) is pleased to announce Grace Oedel will be leading the organization as its new Executive Director, starting July 1, 2019.

Brattleboro Savings & Loan announced today the promotion of Robert Davis to Assistant Vice President. Davis, who has been with the Bank for nearly a decade, has played a significant role in the transition, growth, and success of the Commercial Banking Department in that time. In addition to his new responsibilities, he will continue to serve as a Commercial Banking Officer.

Age Well, the leading experts and advocates for the aging population in Northwestern Vermont, welcomed Joan Lenes as their new Board Chair and Dr. Allan Ramsay as Vice-Chair. Lenes is a former Shelburne state representative and a Meals on Wheels volunteer for over thirty years.

Norwich University’s Center for Global Resilience and Security (CGRS) announced that Colonel William F. Lyons Jr, a licensed professional engineer, a licensed attorney, a licensed planner, and a licensed real estate broker, has been named Senior Fellow, a post he will fill until May 31, 2022.

The Vermont Association of Insurance Professionals is pleased to announce that Kim Powers, CPCU, AIC, AU, CLP from the Vermont Mutual Insurance Group, Montpelier, Vermont has become the newest member of the VTAIP.

The Alzheimer’s Association has recently appointed Emily Vivyan to serve as Director of Programs. “We are so pleased to welcome Emily to our team” stated Grace Gilbert-Davis, Executive Director of the Vermont Chapter. “She brings tremendous expertise, talent and energy to our Chapter and the Alzheimer’s movement.”

White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors, Inc is pleased to announce the addition of Susie Brooks as Director of Business Development. Susie brings an experienced approach to creative problem solving, assisting others through competitive and challenging environments. She joins the team to lead strategic efforts for market share growth and discovery of new business opportunities.

Families and staff congratulated recipients of the 18th annual Rose Black Nursing Excellence and seventh annual LNA Excellence in Clinical Practice awards during Nurses Week celebrations at The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) on May 9.

Col. Matthew T. Birmingham, director of the Vermont State Police, is pleased to announce the following transfer: Lt. Robert McKenna, Assistant Staff Operations Commander, to director/Internal Affairs Unit at Headquarters. Lt. McKenna has served the people of Vermont since graduating from the Vermont Police Academy in 2004, after which he was assigned to the Rutland Barracks as a trooper.

The University of Vermont has announced three new recipients of its Distinguished Professor Award, the highest academic honor that the university can bestow on a faculty member.