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The Association of General Contractors of Vermont (AGC/VT) recently announced new appointments to its Board of Directors for 2015. Judy Desrochers of J.A. MacDonald will lead the Association as its new President.  Ms. Desrochers has been with J.A. MacDonald for over 30 years, and an active member of AGC/VT.

The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) has announced the results of its December 9th annual election of VMEC Advisory Board members.

Jackie Majoros, the State Long Term Care Ombudsman for Vermont, received the Cernoria Johnson Memorial Advocacy Award at the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (Consumer Voice) Annual Conference in Arlington, Virginia on November 16.

The Vermont Tree Farm program has announced that consulting forester Paul Harwood has been named as the Northeast Regional Tree Farm forester for 2015. Harwood was nominated (surreptitiously) by the Tree Farm committee for his exemplary service to Tree Farmers and the Tree Farm program.  He has been involved with the program since 1975.

Delores Barbeau, MD, MPH, was named Physician of the Year by the Vermont Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. This distinguished award, presented by co-worker Barbara Dalton, MD, recognizes Dr. Barbeau’s long-standing reputation as “an outstanding physician and humanitarian,” acknowledged by fellow practitioners and staff at the Springfield Health Center. 

The Vermont Lake Monsters have announced that Joe Doud has been promoted to General Manager, becoming the sixth GM in the New York-Penn League team's 22-year history. Doud, who has served as the team’s Assistant General Manager for the past four seasons, will focus on the organization’s day-to-day operations.

Vermont Gas has announced Beth Parent has joined the team as Corporate Communications Manager.

Parent joins current Director of Communications Steve Wark in guiding the company’s public relations, communications, and serving as a spokesperson.

Wayne LaBonte, Director of Sales at Twincraft Skincare, is pleased to welcome Bob Elmergreen as the company’s newest Director of Business Development. Hailing from the Midwest, Bob worked as a sales representative for over 10 years.

Molly Dillon, President of Merchants Trust Company has announced two employee appointments.

Diane Kline joined Merchants Trust Company as Personal Investment Officer. Kline brings a very strong investment and client services background. She will be based at Merchants Bank’s South Hero branch, serving Northwestern Vermont and the Burlington metro area.

Freeman French Freeman, a full-service architecture, planning, and interior design firm based in Burlington, Vermont, welcomes Jane Pickell, LEED AP ID+C, as interior designer. Jane brings a decade of design experience working for firms in New York, Wisconsin, and Vermont.  She holds degrees from Barnard College in New York and the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

The non-profit, FOCUS ON FILM, announces its hire of a new executive director for the Green Mountain Film Festival. The non-profit hired Rachelle Murphy, a Berlin resident and recent masters of art graduate from Savannah College of Art and Design. Murphy coordinated the 2014 festival in Montpelier.

Rebecca Joyce, MD has joined the physician staff at Evergreen Family Health in Williston.  Dr. Joyce is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician and has special interests in women’s health and pediatric care.