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Alicia Fleming, owner of Golden Guide Real Estate at KW Vermont in South Burlington, has earned the nationally recognized seniors real estate specialist designation from the SRES Council of the National Association of Realtors.

DEW Construction, a Williston-based construction management, design/build and general contracting firm serving Vermont, New Hampshire and the Northeast region, recently announced the promotions of five employees and the hiring of six new team members. Names and a brief overview of job responsibilities follows.


The board of directors of Vermont Electric Power Company have voted unanimously to promote General Counsel, Senior Director and Sustainability Director Mark Sciarrotta to vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer. The board's action represents Sciarrotta’s latest advancement in his 15-plus-year career at VELCO.

The Stacie Callan Group of Century 21 MRC in St Albans has been recognized as a Grand Centurion Team by the Century 21 national office.

Charlotte Lyman, former director of public relations and marketing at Page Street Publishing, and Debbie Mast, former owner and operator of Cookie Doe of Vermont, have been appointed to newly created positions at the Charlotte-based public relations and communications firm Junapr.

Susan Evans McClure, executive director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes, has been named executive director of the Vermont Arts Council, the state’s primary provider of funding, advocacy and information for the arts in Vermont, effective May 8.

KeyBank has promoted Business Banking Senior Vice President Joseph R McGowan to market president for Vermont.

Attorney Andrew Mikell has joined the real estate law group at the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin. He will serve as of counsel and practice from the firm’s Burlington office.

Ryan Thompson, former assistant vice president and financial adviser at Citizens Bank in Hanover, NH, has joined Passumpsic Financial Advisors, a division of Passumpsic Bank, as Infinex financial consultant covering the North Country of New Hampshire and Danville, VT, communities.

Scott L Thomas, John P "Jack" Ellbogen Dean of the College of Education at the University of Wyoming, has been named the 12th president of Sterling College in Craftsbury Common, effective July 1. He brings to his new position more than 25 years of teaching and leadership experience at private and public institutions.

Two teams of realtors and nine individual agents from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Vermont Realty Group in South Burlington were recognized at the company's annual sales convention in Las Vegas March 26-28 for their outstanding sales performance in 2022.

AllEarth Renewables, an innovative and affordable solar solutions provider in Williston, has hired Eric Pierce as director of operations. Pierce brings more than 25 years as an operations leader and innovator, principally within the manufacturing sector, with particular focus on adaptability and optimization of systems and supply chains.