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Denise Clark, director of human resources at the Rutland-based digital marketing and manufacturing company Ann Clark Ltd., has been elected chair of the board of directors at Rutland Regional Medical Center. She succeeds Mark Foley Jr., under whose tenure Clark served as vice chair.

Vermont Electric Power Co. has appointed Karin Chamberlain to its board of directors and promoted Cheryl Mullins to vice president and chief human resources officer.

The Upper Valley Business Alliance, a regional chamber of commerce that serves as an advocate for businesses and organizations along the Vermont-New Hampshire border, has elected four new members to its board of directors.

Ellen Kane, former executive director of the Vermont Catholic Community Foundation at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington, has been named vice president of institutional advancement at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester.

Chris Gomez, president and CEO of Rutland-based Heritage Family Credit Union, has been appointed by Gov. Phil Scott to the Vermont Housing Finance Agency Board of Commissioners. He succeeds Thomas Leavitt, CEO of Northfield Savings Bank.

The Northeast region of the International Association of Insurance Professionals has honored Vermont's Paula Clark and Lindsey Farrar for their contributions to the insurance industry.

Former Vermont State Auditor Tom Salmon has started a consulting business called The Flat Table Co. The firm specializes in conflict resolution, organizational training and motivational speaking.

The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center, a nonprofit management consulting group in Randolph, has appointed Whitney Valentine-Wafer as its next chief financial officer. She succeeds Rebecca Stygles, who will move to part-time status in July before retiring at the end of the year.

John Toney, former global chief information security officer at Dallas-based City Electric Supply, has been appointed chief information security officer for the state of Vermont.

Kathryn Austin, president and CEO of Community National Bank, was recognized in March as Woman of the Year by the Vermont Bankers Association, a trade organization representing the state's banking industry.

Blue Ridge Real Estate, a personalized real estate boutique serving central Vermont, has appointed Leo Pond as a realtor at the firm.

The Land Access and Opportunity Board, established by the Legislature to promote equitable access to housing, land and economic opportunities in Vermont, has appointed local change makers Jean Myung Hamilton and Ornella Matta-Figueroa as co-directors of the organization.