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Eagle Asset Management, a global specialist in equity and fixed-income products for institutional and individual investors and an affiliate of Carillon Tower Advisers, is pleased to announce promotions and new leadership roles for executives on its Small Cap Strategy and SMID Cap Strategy investment teams.

Paul Frank + Collins PC is pleased to announce that attorney Stephen D Ellis has joined the firm’s Litigation and Labor and Employment teams. Attorney Ellis is an accomplished trial and appellate advocate, arbitrator, and mediator.

M Joseph Cook, Schuyler M Ryan and Matthew Miles were recently promoted by Union Mutual, the Company’s President and CEO Michael W Nobles announced. Joe was named Vice President of Union Mutual and Executive Vice President of Community Mutual, a member of the Union Mutual Companies.

The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) has announced the results of its December 4, 2018 annual election of VMEC Advisory Board members. Jeff Couture, Executive Director of the VT Technology Alliance (Burlington) and Ken McAvey, Senior Director of Central Engineering at GlobalFoundries (Essex Junction), were newly elected to the VMEC Advisory Board, each for a two-year term.

Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary of Vermont’s Agency of Commerce and Community Development, is the recipient of the Bernice Murray Award, received from the Vermont Community Development Association (VCDA) in recognition of his contributions to community development in Vermont. Mr Brady was appointed to the position by Governor Philip Scott in 2017.

On Saturday, January 12th, Hall of Fame Western Swing DJ Billy Bowles announced the Academy of Western Artists’(AWA) five finalist nominees for the 23rd annual Will Rogers Awards on his Swinging Country Radio & Internet Show on KSSL-FM in Lubbock, Texas.

The Vermont Association of Broadcasters Board of Directors announced Wendy Mays of Shelburne, Vermont will be the organization’s new Executive Director today. Mays, a native of Middlebury, VT, has been the Promotions and Special Events Director at Hall Communications Radio Group in South Burlington, VT for 20 years.

Scout Executive, Ed McCollin announced that Billy Gillam, Jr has accepted the position of District Executive for the Ethan Allen District of the Green Mountain Council.

Jack Hanson announced today that he is running to represent the East District (Wards 1 and 8) on the Burlington City Council. The Pearl St. resident is seeking the Progressive nomination. Hanson is a UVM graduate who has lived in Burlington since 2012. Jack is most known as a community organizer and a local jazz musician.

Veteran communicator Audra Burns has joined the Dartmouth-Hitchcock staff as Media Relations Manager. Burns, of Merrimack, started at Dartmouth-Hitchcock on December 3. As Media Relations Manager, Burns will work out of D-H offices in Bedford and in Lebanon, developing and placing stories promoting the work of Dartmouth-Hitchcock with journalists locally, regionally and nationally.

Vermont State Auditor Doug Hoffer is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Stein as Deputy State Auditor. Stein takes over from Susan Mesner, who served the State of Vermont for 18 years and retired from state employment at the end of the year.

Auditor Hoffer thanks Mesner for her many contributions to Vermonters and the Office of the Vermont State Auditor.

Rutland Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome, Matthew Sommons, MD to our psychiatric inpatient services team. Dr Sommons received his BS in Biological Sciences from Muhlenberg College and Medical Degree from Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr Sommons completed his internship and residency in psychiatry at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia.