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Tom Torti, President of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce announced two recent additions to the Chamber’s staff:

Evan Langfeldt of ReArch Company was recently promoted to Vice President of Development after having served as Director of Business Development for the previous five years. Josh Quinn, a longtime Project Manager for ReArch Company was recently promoted to Director of Property Management Services.

G. Kenneth Perine, President and CEO of National Bank of Middlebury is pleased to announce that Caroline R. Carpenter has been named Chief Operating Officer of the bank. Ms. Carpenter most recently held the position as Executive Vice President of the bank, Finance and Technology Department Manager.

Norwich University officials named David Thurlow as the new director of corporate and foundation relations.
Thurlow has been working in nonprofit programming, development and management for nearly 20 years with organizations that include Mass Audubon, the Mount Washington Observatory, New Hampshire Public Television, the University of Vermont and the Vermont Foodbank.

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Danica Lamos to its Tourism Division. As Tourism Sales and Marketing Associate, Lamos will use her communication and organizational skills to help the Vermont Chamber’s tourism members promote their businesses through the official state tourism guidebooks and Vermont Chamber’s social media platforms.

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. today announced it has promoted two long-time employees to vice president.

Vermont Wood Pellet Company has announced that Chris Brooks, co-founder and CEO, will be stepping into the dual role of CEO and president. Chris’s co-founder, Katie Ewald Adams, will is moving into a more strategic role as Chief Marketing Officer.

Zach Davis has joined Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs as an Associate Accountant. Zach, a South Burlington native recently returned to his home state after graduating from Colorado State University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He is currently preparing for the QuickBooks ProAdvisor certification.

After long careers at previous firms, Kevin Ellis and Bryan Mills have formed an eponymously named public affairs firm based in Montpelier and Boston. They intend to offer new approaches under the public affairs umbrella, including public relations, state government affairs, corporate and non-profit strategy, crisis management, land-use projects and media training.

David Silverman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Lura Jacques to the position of Managing Trust Officer for Union Bank. Jacques brings 25 years of experience to the position. She joined Union Bank in 2008; prior to that she was a Wealth Advisor at TD Banknorth.

Carolyn Dever, dean of the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University, has been appointed Dartmouth’s provost. Dever, a scholar of gender studies and 19th-century British literature and culture, brings more than a decade of leadership experience in higher education administration, a strong commitment to teaching, and a record of academic accomplishment.

Miles Waite, PhD, owner and hydrogeologist of Waite-Heindel Environmental Management in Burlington, Vermont will be teaching an upper level UVM Class during the Spring 2014 Semester. The class is in Plant and Soil Science and is called Soil and Groundwater Pollution and Bioremediation.