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Two attorneys from the law firm of Ryan Smith & Carbine, Ltd. were recently elected to leadership positions in the Vermont Bar Association (VBA). Thomas S. Valente was elected to the Board of Bar Managers, the governing board of the VBA. Francesca Bove was elected to the Board of the VBA’s Young Lawyers Division.

Kathy Giusti, founder and CEO of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) and a 1980 graduate of the University of Vermont, has been named one of the ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ by Fortune Magazine.

Michael McCormack, Peter Trottier and Brigette White, Financial Advisors and Principals with Hickok & Boardman Financial Planning (an Independent Registered Investment Advisor) located at 346 Shelburne Rd. are pleased to announce that their branch was recently named a member of the 2014 Leaders Council.

Thursday, March 13 marked the eighth annual St. Patrick’s Day “Feast Against Famine” fundraising event to benefit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf (CEFS). Created in 2006 by a dedicated group of Northfield Savings Bank employees, the event has since become the largest annual fundraiser for the Food Shelf.

Maponics, a leading provider of geospatial data, has announced that Dan Adams has been promoted from Chief Operating Officer to Chief Executive Officer. Founder and previous CEO Darrin Clement will remain at Maponics as Chairman of the Board and will explore new markets for the company.

The Community College of Vermont is pleased to name Deborah Stewart as the new dean of academic affairs. She will succeed current academic dean Linda Gabrielson, who announced her April 11, 2014 retirement last year.

Burlington-based law firm Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand, PLLC is proud to announce that Karen Tyler has become a partner in the firm and welcomes attorneys Drew Kervick and Kelly Lowry to the team.

Attorney General Bill Sorrell appointed Assistant Attorney General John Treadwell as Chief of the Criminal Division of the Vermont Attorney General’s Office. Treadwell has 18 years of experience as a criminal prosecutor serving for 4 years as a Chittenden County Deputy State’s Attorney and 14 years as a prosecutor in the AGO.

Ana Burtnett, PA-C recently joined Green Mountain Family Practice (GMFP) located on Crescent Avenue in Northfield.
Ana comes to GMFP after having most recently been practicing at Family Tree Health Care, a small family practice in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, owned by Concord Hospital. There she managed a diverse patient panel, similar to her role at GMFP.

Goddard College’s chief academic officer, Steven James, PhD, will join academics from Yale, Princeton, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a conversation about college grading during the Yale Teaching Center’s 16th Annual Spring Teaching Forum on March 28, 2014, in New Haven, Conn.

TD Bank has promoted Marino J. Bartolomei to Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer in Montpelier, Vt. He will serve as a Relationship Manager for commercial clients throughout Central and Northeastern Vermont.

Burlington College faculty member Sandra Baird received the Pro Bono Service Award from the Vermont Bar Association at their mid-year meeting at the Hilton on March 21. The award is given annually to recognize an individual’s extraordinary efforts on behalf of the disadvantaged throughout Vermont.