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More than 200 fundraising professionals from Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire will gather to celebrate National Philanthropy Day on November 15, 2012 during the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northern New England (AFP-NNE) Conference at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort in Stowe, VT.

Shelburne Museum Director Thomas Denenberg announced the election of Sandra Berbeco to the museum’s Board of Trustees.
Berbeco, of Shelburne, is an artist who has long been active in the local arts community.

Trial lawyer Robert B. Luce, an attorney in the Burlington office of Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, has been recognized by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers, two of the most esteemed national peer-review publications as one of the top attorneys in Vermont representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases.

New England Air Systems, a full service mechanical contractor located in Williston, VT, is proud to announce that Anna Hartwell has joined the company as Accounts Payable Administrator. She has 20+ years of office/accounting experience and worked previously for DEW Construction for 11 years. Anna lives in South Burlington with her teenage daughter, Abigail. 

PMG Public Relations is pleased to announce the addition of Ben Dickie as an Account Supervisor. Mr. Dickie was formally the Assistant Director of Athletic Communications for the University of Vermont where he worked with the men’s basketball, men’s lacrosse, field hockey and women’s swimming and diving teams. He resides in South Burlington with his wife and son.

Healthfirst,Inc elected two new members to its 2012-2013 Board of Directors at its annual meeting in October. Seth Frenzen, MD of Associates in Orthopaedic Surgery, and David Gorson MD, ENT of Bennington join the Board. Also elected were Board officers Cory Halliburton MD, Treasurer; Christopher Bean, MD, Secretary; Peter Gunther, MD, Vice Chair, and Paul Reiss, MD, Chair.

Aerie Consulting of Winooski, VT has hired Catherine Matosky, PMP as Operations/Project Manager for the team. Catherine will provide operations, project, and process oversight for the company. Catherine has more than 20 years’ experience in the medical software and business sectors, most recently as partner and consultant for Productivity Vermont.

Catherine McKeen has joined the staff at Southern Vermont College (SVC) as the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). McKeen will oversee the CTL, which is funded in part by a federal TRiO grant.

Bill Young, Executive Director of Maple Leaf Farm is pleased to announce the promotion of Diane Bertelsen to Assessment Counselor. Diane joined the staff in 2009 with 10 years experience in the treatment of substance abuse. She is currently enrolled at Johnson State College.

Kelliher Samets Volk (KSV), a Burlington-based marketing firm with offices in Boston and New York, welcomes Ben Bonaccio to its marketing team as a social media community manager.

White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Paul Simon to the company in the position of Project Manager. Paul will work as a part of the team of consultants to execute projects for clients' commercial real estate projects.

Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca recently appointed three additional student representatives to the Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying Prevention Advisory Council. Lexie Federhen, Justin Lambert, and Leah Soule bring diverse backgrounds, personal experiences with bullying, and unique perspectives to the council.