People In The News
Fresh out of college, Kate Schweitzer was hired in June of 2006 as a new speech and language pathologist at North Country Hospital. Little did she know six years later she’d be heading up the department.
Kate took over the helms of the department in early February when she accepted the position of the clinical supervisor.
“Not much will change in the department,” Kate said. “We’re going to continue to provide great patient care and work on keeping open communication with the other departments we work closely with.”
The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing (VDTM) welcomes Jen Butson as its Director of Communications. Butson will work with the Agency of Commerce and Community Development and the Commissioner of Tourism and Marketing, Megan Smith to elevate the state’s tourism brand.
- Richard Deane, AIA joins Board of Directors of the Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Richard Deane, AIA has joined the Board of Directors of the Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
A principal at TruexCullins Architecture and Interior Design, Richard is a registered architect in Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire and New York, with a special focus on the planning and design of sustainable workplaces and facilities for higher education clients.
Amy Caldwell was recently appointed marketing director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Caldwell brings experience in managing and administering varied business operations, and for 20 years has been owner of The Dressing Room, a successful small business specializing in women’s clothing and accessories in St. Albans. She is also owner/instructor of Discover Music, a private music studio in Fairfield. In the past, Caldwell taught design at the college level and music education in elementary schools in Westford and Fairfield, Vermont.
Merchants Bank has announced the appointment of Connie Carter as Community Banking Manager of the Northfield branch. Carter replaces Doreen Lane, who recently retired.
Carter brings 23 years of banking experience to the position. She comes to Merchants from TD Bank in Montpelier, where she worked as Store Manager, managing a team of 10 direct reports responsible for ongoing branch growth.
Vermont Technical College is pleased to welcome Michelle Barber as Director of Marketing and Constituent Relations. Barber brings nearly 10 years of experience in marketing, community development, civic engagement, digital marketing and social networking to Vermont Tech’s communications team.
Jill Fraga has recently joined Geri Reilly Real Estate, located in South Burlington, as a Realtor and Buyer’s Agent. Fraga brings experience helping clients with country and rural properties in Addison and Chittenden County. As the newest member of the team, Fraga looks forward to providing personalized and professional service to home buyers and sellers. She is a graduate of UVM and lives in Lincoln.
Kathleen (Kathie) Berard, who earned a master’s at Saint Michael's College in 1996, and served most recently as senior gifts officer at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa., has been named Individual Giving Officer at Saint Michael’s College. She began at the liberal arts residential Catholic college on March 28th. Ms. Berard closed a $1 million gift for Wilson’s library project just before leaving that college.
Berkshire Bank has welcomed five new professionals in the areas of business banking, finance and risk management. Joining the team of America’s Most Exciting BankTM are Elizabeth Pierson, vice president, commercial product manager; Seth Pilsbury, vice president, commercial enterprise officer; Brett Brbovic, vice president, controller; William Schaefer, vice president, chief accounting officer; and Michael Vaccaro, vice president, audit manager.
Sugar River Bank is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Heidi Patten to the position of Vice President/ Human Resources. She has been with Sugar River Bank since 1986, most recently as Assistant Vice President/Human Resources. Heidi has recently earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership with a focus in psychology and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science with a Certificate in Human Resource Management.