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McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Burchard, PC is pleased to announce that five of its lawyers were listed in Best Lawyers this year recognizing their outstanding achievements in their fields of practice.

The Vermont Community Foundation has named James “Jake” G Wheeler, Jr chair of its board of directors. Wheeler was elected to the board in 2009 and has served as vice chair for the last two years. The Vermont Community Foundation Board of Directors is elected by the Foundation’s 150 members.

Safeco Insurance has selected Barbara Donnelly, personal lines manager at Winooski Insurance in Colchester for an Award of Excellence. Fewer than 5% of insurance agents across the country who sell Safeco Insurance personal lines policies receive this prestigious honor.

H Kenneth Merritt, Jr, Managing Director of Merritt & Merritt, has been selected to the 2016 New England Super Lawyers list. For over 27 years, Merritt & Merritt has collaborated with growth companies, as well as the angel, venture capital and private equity investors that support them, to build and guide their businesses.

Judy Tartaglia, The UVM Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center’s President and CEO, announced that she will retire on March 31, 2017. Tartaglia became CEO of Central Vermont Medical Center in 2007. Prior to joining CVMC, she was the President and CEO of Miles Health Care in Maine.

American Resort Management, LLC of Erie, PA announce the selection of the general manager for the new Hampton by Hilton St Albans, scheduled to open in Spring 2017. St Albans native and hospitality management veteran Maureen Brown will serve as the general manager for the hotel under development in the heart of downtown St Albans.

NBT Bank President of New England Matt Durkee announced that Financial Consultant Sean Grattan has been promoted to vice president. He is a member of NBT’s Wealth Management team and is located at the bank’s Vermont Regional Headquarters at 150 Bank Street in Burlington.

The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) has announced two key management changes. Long-time Chief Operating Officer (COO) Steve Greenfield will retire at the end of 2016 and current Director of Operations, Cassie Polhemus, will assume the COO position.

Paul Frank + Collins directors S Crocker Bennett, II, Robert G Cain, Mark G Hall, John T Sartore, Stephen J Soule, Kerin E Stackpole, and of counsel Allen D Webster have been recognized as seven of New England’s top attorneys in the 2016 issue of New England Super Lawyers.

Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) has named Suzanne E. Kecmer vice president of business development, responsible for the leadership of NUARI’s expanding business opportunities and driving revenue, as well as its business strategy and corporate development.

Ed Townley, Chief Executive Officer of Agri-Mark, the Northeast dairy farm co-operative is pleased to announce two senior staff hires to fill vacancies created by his promotion. Matt Hendricks has replaced Townley as Chief Financial Officer. Hendricks, was previously employed by Dean Foods Company for 10 years and started his career with the Ocean Spray Cranberry cooperative.