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C2 (Competitive Computing), a leading Vermont-based technology consulting firm is excited to announce multiple promotions of key leaders within the company in the wake of continued growth and success.

Jim Collins has been promoted to Professional Services Manager. Jim joined C2 in 1994 and most recently served as Senior Systems Engineer and ESG Team Lead.

The Snelling Center for Government is pleased to announce the graduates of the Vermont Leadership Institute Class of 2019:

Elena Bertrand, Stowe, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont

Andrew Brown, Essex Junction, Housing Vermont

Allison Burlock, Winooski, VNA of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties

Kelly Bushey, Barre, Washington Central Supervisory Union

On the eve of its 50th Anniversary season, Yellow Barn has filled a new senior-level staff position. This coming September, Maria Basescu will assume the role of Managing Director, joining Executive Director Catherine Stephan and Artistic Director Seth Knopp in positioning Yellow Barn for its next 50 years.

TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, has named Sheryl L. McQuade Regional President for Northern New England, covering Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. In this role, McQuade will lead TD Bank’s Northern New England retail, small business, commercial and middle-market banking operations and lending services throughout a network of approximately 130 stores and 4,300 employees.

Castleton University has welcomed James Lambert as its new director of marketing and communications. In this role, he will oversee all aspects of the University's marketing, print and digital media, communications, and public relations efforts.

Vermont Creamery co-founders Bob Reese and Allison Hooper were inducted into the Specialty Food Association Hall of Fame at ceremony held Sunday during the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.

Bryan Memorial Gallery announces the appointment of Stephen Gothard of Belvidere Center, VT as its Executive and Gallery Assistant, effective immediately.  Gothard will staff the gallery throughout the summer and assist the Executive Director in administrative and public relations activities throughout the year.

Effective June 2019, the Junior League of Champlain Valley (JLCV) welcomed Wendy Mustapha and Nancy Warner to its Board of Directors. The JLCV Board of Directors is elected by the organization’s 75 members.

Edward Larson of Montpelier has been named interim president of the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce and will begin work at the Chamber on July 1. The appointment was announced today by Board Chair Joseph L. Choquette III, president of Mark III Public Affairs LLC. Larson will take over for current President and CEO William D.

The Bennington Regional Chamber of Commerce has replaced Dr. David Evans, who was voted as the board of director’s president in January of 2019 at the chamber’s annual membership meeting, with first vice president Brian Maggiotto effective immediately.

Let’s Grow Kids (LGK) is pleased to announce that Calais attorney Trey Martin, currently a director at Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC (DRM), has been hired as LGK’s general counsel and chief strategy officer.

Rotarian Josh Dufresne recently accepted the gavel from outgoing club President Jeff Mobus. Dufresne begins his term as the Club President on July 1, 2019. Also, Michelle and Tyler Putnam congratulated Elizabeth Parker of Springfield, who was recently selected as the recipient of this year's Paul Putnam Memorial Agriculture Scholarship by the Springfield Rotary Club.