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McFarland Johnson announces that Richard W. Dall, P.E., LEED AP, a Regional Office Manager in the Facilities Group, has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Professional Accreditation by the U.S.

VT-Clara F. Gimenez, a graduate of Vermont Law School who is now the school's assistant dean for academic affairs, is being honored with the 2009 Peggy R. Williams Emerging Professional Award from the Vermont Women in Higher Education (VWHE).

Northern Power Systems, Inc. (, a next-generation wind turbine company and leading manufacturer of community wind turbines, today announced it named Taylor Robinson to the position of Vice President of Global Supply Chain. Mr.

NBT Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Martin Dietrich announced that Matt Durkee has been hired as regional president of NBT Bank’s operations in Vermont. In this position, Durkee will develop and manage all of the bank’s activities in the state. The bank has opened a regional office at 150 Bank Street in Burlington, where Durkee and the team he is assembling will be based.

Dr. Martin Johns of Gifford Medical Center has joined the editorial board of Today’s Hospitalist magazine, a national periodical for hospitalists.
Hospitalists are health care providers who specialize in treating hospitalized patients. Dr. Johns, who is dual board certified as an internist and as a pediatrician, joined Gifford in 2006 as its first hospitalist.

Linda Shiller of Bristol, director of career and education outreach for the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, was recently honored with an award of excellence from the National College Access Network.

Rebecca Bowen, MBA, MHA, FHFMA, of Montpelier has joined Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL), as the organization’s vice president for finance, VITL President and CEO David Cochran, MD, announced today.

Paul Frank + Collins is pleased to announce that Gavin Boyles has joined the Firm’s Property & Development and Environmental & Litigation teams as an associate attorney. Mr. Boyles’ practice focuses on environmental law, land use, real estate and construction law.

Mickenberg, Dunn, Lachs, Hazel & Smith, PLC announces that James E. Knapp has joined the law firm on an of counsel basis. Mr. Knapps professional focus has been on property, real estate, and title insurance law, as well as implementation of technology in the practice of law.

Six lawyers from Paul Frank + Collins P.C. were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers® in their fields as follows:

The Winooski City Council has appointed Paul Frank + Collins attorney Evan Meenan as the City's Commissioner to the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission ("CCRPC"). The CCRPC meets monthly and works to coordinate the planning and development efforts of its 19 member-municipalities.