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A St. Johnsbury businessman praised for his honesty and professionalism was honored as the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce’s 44th Citizen of the Year at the organization’s annual meeting on May 21. Wesley Ward, owner of Wes Ward Auto Repair and Westward Equipment Service, was recognized for his extensive volunteer efforts with local and regional civic organizations.

Steven S Mustoe, DC has joined the Sports Medicine clinic at the Sharon Health Center. A board-certified chiropractor, he has practiced for the last 18 years in Brattleboro, VT and Charlottesville, VA.

PinSource, a leading global provider of custom lapel pins, has announced the hiring of Jessee Maranda to their sales team.

Maranda, of Winooski, will support the teams growing sales efforts as Account

KSV, the Burlington-based marketing firm, has hired Dave Treston as a senior account planner. At KSV, Treston is responsible for guiding quantitative and qualitative research and account planning efforts for many of KSV’s clients.

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center has announced the appointment of Carlie Felion, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the SVMC Northshire Campus in Manchester Center.

“I am looking forward to working with the outstanding team at the SVMC Northshire Campus to deliver high-quality care to our patients and the Northshire community,” Felion said.

The search is on! Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is seeking a new Executive Director. The organization is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, inspired and experienced manager to fill the role and is accepting applications through June 15th.

Peak Resorts announced the promotion of Greg Fisher, General Manager of Mad River Mountain in Zanesfield, OH to the Northeast Director of Marketing for Peak Resorts.  In his new role, Fisher will direct marketing and events for Mount Snow, VT, Attitash, Wildcat and Crotched, NH and Jack Frost and Big Boulder, PA. 

Mount Family Group, Ltd., the Burlington-based franchisee of Westaff Workforce Solutions and Remedy Intelligent Staffing, has hired Jill Marsano as its Chief Financial Officer.  Marsano joined the company in March and is working at the corporate headquarters in Burlington, VT.  In her new position, Marsano will be responsible for the financial management, marketing, and other business functions

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Matthew Harder, Vergennes, VT has joined VHFA as Staff Accountant.

Matt is a recent graduate of the Community College of Vermont and is on course to be awarded a second degree, an AS in accounting, this July.

Located in the heart of downtown Burlington, VHFA is a socially responsible employer with approximately 38 employees.

Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew announces that Jeff McMahan has been elected as its president and managing partner to succeed Brian Murphy.

AllEarth Renewables has announced the hiring of Jessica Izzo Wakefield to its accounting team.

Wakefield, whose career has included work in customer and administrative services, joins the company as a staff accountant.  Wakefield, of Winooski, earned a bachelor’s of arts in psychology from Siena College.

As opiate drug abuse has become an increasing problem in many Vermont communities, two Mt. Ascutney Hospital doctors have created a project aimed at caring for mothers and infants who are addicted, or at-risk. Pediatricians Kimberly Aakre, MD and Mary Bender, MD, were recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), in support of their project.