People In The News
Vermont Teddy Bear Company (VTBC) would like to announce some recent promotions within the company.
Christopher Saavedra has recently been promoted to Order Processing Lead. Chris has worked for Vermont Teddy Bear Company as a seasonal employee since the holiday season in 2010. In his new role, Chris will be responsible for printing and picking of all orders on a daily basis and leading our seasonal employees during our peak periods.
Adirondack Audiology Associates is pleased to welcome Dr. Kari Harsh to their healthcare practice team in the Potsdam office.
Dr. Harsh will provide adult hearing and balance evaluations and amplification fittings at Adirondack Audiology, as well as assist in pediatric audiology care. Licensed to practice audiology in the state of New York, she is a member of the American Academy of Audiology.
Charley Thompson has been newly appointed as the Major Gifts Officer for the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. In this role Charley will interact with alumni, faculty, students, external partners, and donors in an effort to keep all parties informed on developments and opportunities within the College.
Deb Ellis, President of the Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF) Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Orly Yadin to the Executive Director position. Yadin’s responsibilities will include fundraising, programming, providing organizational and administrative support and oversight, and ensuring the goals and mission of the festival are met.
Ron Manganiello, Founding Volunteer of Bike Recycle Vermont (BRV) in Burlington, will be honored as “an ordinary citizen accomplishing extraordinary things” on the nationally-acclaimed eTown broadcast airing the week of January 18th.
Over the past eight years, and with an investment of more than 7,000 hours, Manganiello has accomplished an ambitious goal: To make sure that anyone who wanted a bicycle, but couldn’t afford one, had access to a safe, low-cost option.
Seven lawyers from Paul Frank + Collins P.C. were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 for the following practice area:
• S. Crocker Bennett, II - Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation
• Robert G. Cain - Workers’ Compensation law
• Peter M. Collins - Real Estate Law
• Alan D. Port - Trusts and Estates
Beth Rusnock has been named president and chief executive officer of the National Life Group Charitable Foundation.
“Beth brings passion and compassion to her new assignment,” said Mehran Assadi, president and CEO of National Life Group. “National Life Group has a long and distinguished history of doing well by doing good. But there is much more we can do.”
National Life Group and the National Life Group Charitable Foundation support a wide range of nonprofits that focus on providing homes, heat, health, education, the arts and recreation.
Bill Labonte has recently joined the business development team at First Choice Communications. Labonte has been in sales for the past 27 years, working in the beverage wholesale, automobile, and retail markets. Labonte is hard working and prides himself on being a man of his word. He has lived in Deerfield Valley all his life and been married for 29 years.
Ken Gibbons, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Joel S. Bourassa to the Bank’s Northern New Hampshire Advisory Board. Bourassa, General Manager of InnSeason Resorts Pollard Brook in Lincoln, NH brings extensive travel and tourism experience as well as strong ties to the community.
Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company announces the addition of Dave Bollinger to the company’s Board of Directors.