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Burlington College Board Chair Adam Dantzscher announced the appointment of three business leaders to the College’s Board of Trustees. The new trustees are Yves Bradley, Vice President of Commercial Brokerage at Pomerleau Real Estate; Tom Torti, President of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce; and Megan Smith, Commissioner of Tourism and Marketing for the State of Vermont.

Katherine (Katie) B. Kramer has joined Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP as an associate, working primarily on litigation matters.

Washington Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors and General Manager Avram Patt wish to let our members, friends, colleagues and the public know that Avram will be retiring on June 30th after serving for 16 ½ years in that position.

The Champlain Housing Trust presented four community leaders with awards at its annual meeting Saturday night with more than 150 attending. Attendees also elected members of the Board of Directors, and six staff were recognized for their ten years of work at the organization.

The Vermont Arts Council and Marlboro College Graduate School are proud to announce its second group of fellows in the Nonprofit Arts Management Training scholarship program. This partnership between the Council and Marlboro College began in 2012 and supports nonprofit management education for Vermont artists and art managers by awarding up to four $500 scholarships each trimester.

Shelburne attorneys, Jane Osborne McKnight and Robert W. Scharf, have established the Vermont Employers Law Center, Inc. McKnight and Scharf announced the creation of a joint venture emphasizing employment law assistance to employers. The new entity will do business on Webster Road, in Shelburne, Vermont, where both maintain private law practices.

Norwich University’s Career Development Center recently welcomed Jim Graves as the university’s Internship Coordinator. Graves is responsible for assisting employers in developing internship programs and for helping Norwich students secure internship positions.

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, has named James (Jim) E. Van Orden III as Relationship Manager in Commercial Lending in Burlington, Vt. He is responsible for developing and managing commercial loan relationships with business clients throughout Northwestern Vermont and Northeastern New York. Van Orden has 40 years of experience in banking and commercial lending.

Prof. Robert A. Oden, Jr. PhD, former president of Carleton College and Kenyon College, has been named Chair of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Board of Trustees. Oden, a member of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock board since January 2011, succeeded Wayne Granquist as chair on December 31, 2012.

Ericka Garstka has joined the asset management staff of Housing Vermont, a statewide affordable housing developer and tax credit syndicator. Housing Vermont’s asset management staff is currently responsible for 160 Low Income Housing Tax Credit partnerships and five New Markets Tax Credit financing ventures.

National Bank of Middlebury is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Prior as a Community Lender in their Bristol office.

VSECU is excited to welcome Bonnie Black as a new addition to the Mortgage Department in the Burlington Branch. Bonnie brings with her more than 20 years of experience in the Real Estate and Mortgage Lending Industry.