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The Vermont Foodbank is pleased to announce the hiring of Alex Bornstein as Chief Operations Officer.

Michael R. Tuttle, President and CEO of Merchants Bank, is pleased to announce that Marie Thresher has joined the company as Chief Risk Officer.

At a recent meeting of the Board of Directors of the Cancer Patient Support Program (CPS), a recommendation was made, and unanimously accepted, to appoint Ken Miller of Shelburne as the first Cancer Patient Fund Chair.

Bethany Scalzo has been named a new admissions counselor for Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies.
Scalzo will aid with the recruitment of new students for Norwich’s online bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Kate Dodge was hired as an account manager for Stride Creative Group.
Kate had previously been with Cottage 10 as Creative Services Manager, and prior to that she worked for Vermont Works for Women and JDK Design in Burlington.
Stride Creative Group develops branding, design, and marketing solutions for businesses and organizations throughout Vermont and beyond.

Northfield Savings Bank Board Chair Nancy Pope has announced Thomas Pelletier, President & CEO, will be leaving the Bank in 2015. Ms. Pope stated the Board has known for several years of Pelletier’s choice to depart the Bank in 2015 upon reaching the age of 60. Ms. Pope expressed the Board’s deep appreciation for Pelletier’s commitment to the Bank.

David Clubb has been named assistant vice president for international education, a brand-new position at Norwich University.
Clubb will lead an effort to enhance the university’s international diversity with the aim of positioning Norwich as more globally oriented and internationally connected.

The Vermont Humanities Council is pleased to announce that it has hired Amy Cunningham as its Director of Community Programs. Cunningham was formerly the executive director of Everybody Wins! Vermont. Prior to that, she was the Director of Education and Public Programming at the Vermont Historical Society.

FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP), a leading telecommunications provider, has announced its top sales performers for 2013.
Colin Comi of Colchester was singled out for his top performance in meeting customer needs and outstanding service.

DuBois & King consulting engineers announce that Chandler Engel has joined the firm as a Water Resources Engineer. Mr. Engel received a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Colorado and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Vermont.

Travis Spencer has joined Poulos Insurance as a Personal Lines Producer in its Colchester office. Travis is fully licensed in Property & Casualty as well as Life and Health insurance and is willing to assist you in any of your individual insurance needs. Travis comes to Poulos from State Farm Insurance and has several years experience in Insurance and Financial Services.

Norwich University School of Architecture + Art will host a lecture by Devin Colman titled "Playing with Modernism: Recreational Architecture in Vermont in the mid-20th Century,” on Friday, April 4, at 4 p.m. in Chaplin Hall Gallery.