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People's United Bank, NA (NASDAQ: PBCT) announced that Michael Boardman has been appointed Executive Vice President, Head of Wealth Management, and a member of the Bank's Management Committee. Boardman will be responsible for leading People's United's wealth management business, including People's United Advisors (PUA), the registered investment advisor of People's United Bank.

The Gun Owners of Vermont would like to extend a huge thanks to Eddie Cutler, our founder and President, for his relentless work and dedication to our cause for twenty-two years. As he's explained in his public statement, he's resigned from his role in order to move to Tennessee and enjoy his well-deserved retirement.

Discovery Map International, Inc, the leading provider of curated guides to top tourist attractions, cities and towns throughout North America, recently added Johnny Tyner to its staff as a marketing coordinator. In this role, Tyner will assist Discovery Map franchise owners with developing an online presence and digital marketing strategies.

On January 25th, award winning Western Swing Hall of Famer Billy Bowles once again had the honor of revealing the 2020 Academy of Western Artists Final Five nominations for the 24th Annual Will Rogers Awards on his Swinging Country radio show broadcast from KSSL in Lubbock, Texas.

Ledyard Financial Group, (Ticker Symbol: LFGP) the holding company for Ledyard National Bank, is pleased to announce that Judith Maloy has joined its Board of Directors effective January 9, 2020. Judith is Director, CEO, and one of the founding directors of Polaris Direct, a full-service direct marketing and print company.

Lucas Farrell, of Townshend, VT, and Dr Thomas Kalchthaler, of Jamaica, VT, have joined the Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital Board of Trustees.

Farrell and his wife own and operate Big Picture Farm, a hillside goat dairy farm known for its award-winning farmstead caramels and cheeses, sold in stores across the country.

Ryan Smith & Carbine, Ltd, in conjunction with NALA – The Paralegal Organization, is pleased to announce that Lynn C. Wdowiak, RP®, ACP has successfully completed the Certified Paralegal examination and is now entitled to use of the CP professional credential.

Community National Bank CEO Kathy Austin is pleased to welcome Lindsey Lozier to the Community National Bank lending team. Lindsey will be the bank’s Residential Lender for Barre, Montpelier and the surrounding Central Vermont area.

Dinse is pleased to announce that James P Langan has been elected as a Director and Shareholder of the firm. Jim joined the firm in 2014 after beginning his legal career in the real estate department of a large Boston law firm and the Division of Finance of the University of Vermont. His practice focuses primarily on real estate and business transactions.

The Boys and Girls Club of Burlington is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Cynthia K Hoehl Scholarship: Faizo Hassan and Bienfait Badibanga. Faizo is attending Community College of Vermont, and Bienfait is attending Norwich University.

Cynthia Hoehl was a committed believer in the transformative power of education to help a young person create a healthy, vibrant life.

The Stern Center for Language and Learning is pleased to announce that Stefanie Waite is the nonprofit’s new Professional Learning Director. Stefanie oversees the quality, accessibility, and growth of the Stern Center’s professional learning programs for educators. The Stern Center delivers courses and workshops for educators in-person and online for nearly 1,000 participants annually.

Attorneys Timothy C Doherty, Jr and Kevin C McGrath have been named directors of the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. They were elected at the firm’s year-end meeting on December 18, 2019 and became directors on January 1, 2020. Both Doherty and McGrath practice out of the firm’s Burlington, Vt office.