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After over 20 years in the music industry, Joe Gittleman, bassist and producer for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, is bringing his experience to the Lyndon State College Music Business and Industry program.

Paul Frank + Collins P.C. is honored that a shareholder and director of the firm, Tristram J. Coffin, has been appointed U.S. Attorney for Vermont.  He was confirmed on August 7, 2009 by the United States Senate after President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Coffin for the position on June 4, 2009 at the recommendation of Senator Patrick J. Leahy.

Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP is pleased to announce that Kelly Murray has accepted the position of Manager in the firm’s Audit Practice. Kelly received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration degree from Trinity College of Vermont. Kelly most recently was an Audit Senior Manager at KPMG in Burlington.

Gifford Medical Center in Randolph has added a fourth specialist in an area where demand for local and regional care is great – podiatry.

KeyBank recently hired Dorothy Torro Claflin as Financial Advisor for the Vermont district’s Key Investment Services team. Claflin serves clients in northwestern Vermont. She works from offices at 149 Bank Street in Burlington and at the Taft Corners KeyBank branch in Williston.

Larry Sudbay, President and Chief Executive Officer of SymQuest Group, Inc., is pleased to announce today that Jodie M. Toof has joined the company as a Contract Administrator.

Dr. David McGough, an educator with 25 years experience in secondary and postsecondary education, has joined the faculty of Johnson State College. He begins the fall semester as an associate professor in the department of education, where he will teach 
Educational Psychology, Education Research, and Adolescent Development.

Elizabeth Powell, a highly published poet and the recipient of more than a dozen writing honors, has joined the faculty at Johnson State College. She will start the fall semester as an assistant professor in the department of writing and literature, where she will teach Introduction to Literature, Creative Writing, and College Writing

Michael Stefanowicz, outstanding student and volunteer service leader, has been named admission counselor at Saint Michael's College. Stefanowicz, a May 2009 graduate of the liberal arts residential Catholic college, was awarded the Father Prevel Memorial award, which goes to the top male graduate each year. Mr.

BioTek Instruments, Inc., a global leader in the development, manufacture and sale of microplate instrumentation for drug discovery and life science solutions, has named Mr. Danny Luo as General Manager of BioTek's China office. Mr.

The American Cancer Society’s New England Division Board of Directors announced the recent election of Dr. Leslie Lockridge of Newport, Oncologist with the North Country Oncology Services at North Country Hospital to a three-year term as a member of the Board. Dr.

Jack Glade, Executive Director of The Tutorial Center in Bennington has been appointed Co-Chair of the Program Committee for the 3rd Social Enterprise World Forum: Summit 2010, to be held April 28-30, 2010 in San Francisco. The growth of the social enterprise sector has the potential to be a defining innovation of this century.