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At a reception overflowing the Vermont State House’s Cedar Creek Room, Renewable Energy Vermont presented co-founder of Catamount Solar, Dan Kinney with the 2017 Jim Grundy Award for generosity of spirit and integrity in bringing renewable energy to his community.

David Silverman, President and CEO of Union Bank, and Vermont State Representative Dylan Giambatista will join the Vermont State College System Board of Trustees. Silverman is a 1985 alumnus of Johnson State College and has retained long and strong connections with the college.

Zach Williams has been elected as the new President of the Lamoille County Mental Health Services Board of Directors. Zach is the Chief Financial Officer of Bourne’s Energy in Morrisville. He began his accounting career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Minneapolis, Minnesota performing and supervising audits of companies ranging in revenue from $50M to $2B.

Jason Black has joined VHB as an Environmental Scientist in the firm’s South Burlington, Vermont office. Jason will be supporting our GIS and mobile data collection team out in the field. He brings to the office extensive experience in editing shapefiles, LiDAR and NAIP imagery, and even imagery collection and three-dimensional data processing for UAV flights.

Karin Bourassa has joined VHB as the Administration Manager in the firm’s South Burlington, Vermont office. She brings with her a strong focus in business administration and management.

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta announces the appointment of four new members of its Board of Directors. Joining the Board of Directors are Jane Donahue-Davis, Bob Lawrence, Meaghan Cormier and Tom Wyand. “All four of our newest Board members embody the spirit of community and bring talent, expertise and energy to the table.

The PR Consultants Group (PRCG) is proud to announce the addition of a new member, Martin Cohn, president of Cohn Public Relations. “This new addition will add value, expertise and experience to PRCG, a national network of seasoned public relations professionals,” said PRCG President/Founder Nicole Candler.

Vermont Women in Higher Education (VWHE) awarded its annual professional development scholarship to Norwich University Associate Professor Gina Sherriff in December to support her work in mentoring women on campus. The scholarship, named after Lyndon State College’s former president, Carol A Moore, recognizes women working in Vermont higher education who aspire to advance their careers.

Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) is pleased to announce that Sammy Horton, MD and Chelsea Curran, FNP-C, have joined the Hospital’s team of medical-surgical specialists. Dr Horton, a Board-certified gastroenterologist, has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive disorders.

Sergeant Jason Wetherby of St Albans City Police was presented the Team Two Frank Silfies Award on January 31, 2018, a date shared with Mental Health Advocacy Day. The Team Two Frank Silfies Award, created in 2015 and awarded annually, is presented to a law enforcement officer and a mental health crisis clinician who work collaboratively to respond to mental health crises.

TPW Real Estate, LLC is excited to announce its expansion by adding two new Licensed Sales Associates to their dynamic team: Peggy O’Neill and Dan DeMasi. Peggy O’Neill is a native Rhode Islander who has been skiing in Southern Vermont for 30 years. She comes to TPW with an excellent mix of life experiences.

With several major projects ramping up within its facilities Mack Molding is shoring up its future success by acquiring top talent. In recent months Mack has hired several engineers in tooling, manufacturing and quality positions, as well as new customer-focused roles across the organization.