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christopher caldwell

Christopher Caldwell, executive vice president and chief lending officer at Community National Bank in Newport, has been appointed to the board of directors at Green Mountain United Way. Caldwell brings a long history of experience not only in the banking industry, but also in working with United Ways in both Indiana and Delaware.

nina lovelace

United Way of Northwest Vermont, an organization dedicated to improving lives and advancing the common good in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties, has hired Nina Lovelace as controller.

allison kuepper

Allison Kuepper, former general counsel at Select Dental Management, has joined the boutique law firm Merritt & Merritt as counsel. Kuepper is a magna cum laude graduate of Middlebury College and earned a law degree, with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she served on the editorial board of the Connecticut Law Review.

erin holt

Erin Holt, former director at CCA for Social Good, has been appointed director of marketing and communications at Northeast Delta Dental in Concord, NH. In her new role, Holt is responsible for overseeing the strategic planning and execution of the company’s marketing and communications efforts.

robert cotton

The Union Mutual of Vermont Companies has elected Robert Cotton, chief operating officer of National Life Group, to the board of directors of the Union Mutual Fire Insurance Company and the New England Guaranty Insurance Company.

bentley munsell

Bentley Munsell has been named February winner of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Southwestern Vermont Health Care. Munsell, a seven-year SVHC employee, was cited for his empathy and composed demeanor during two recent patient visits to the center's emergency department.

jeremy schmid

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has named Jeremy Schmid of Cambridge as Game Warden of the Year. A game warden since 2015, Schmid was nominated for the award by his peers and selected for his “integrity, professionalism and high motivation in all his work duties.”

dr. joshua tobe

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care, announced that Joshua Tobe, MD, has joined its anesthesiology practice and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians in Bennington.

Ledyard National Bank in Lebanon, NH, announced the promotion of Cody Marshall from branch manager to assistant vice president. In addition to his primary focus of creating an ever-stronger banking environment focused on client service, Marshall will begin to originate and manage the bank’s CRA residential mortgage loans that apply specifically to low- and

melissa rosenberg

Melissa Rosenberg, an Emmy Award-winning television writer and producer and a screenwriter, is joining the board of trustees at Bennington College, her alma mater. In addition to general trustee duties, Rosenberg will also serve on Bennington’s Education and Community Life committee and engage in its strategic planning process.

meg hansen

Meg Hansen, former executive director of the health policy think tank Vermonters for Health Care Freedom, has been named president of the Ethan Allen Institute, a policy research and educational nonprofit organization, effective March 1. She succeeds Rob Roper, who led the institute for nine years.

jireh billings

Jireh S Billings Jr of Woodstock, director of solution sales at ANC-Learfield, a national media rights and technology business, recently assumed the position of finance chair of the Vermont Republican Party.