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Bryan Campbell, Mack North headquarters plant manager, has been named successor to Ray Burns as president of Mack Molding, Southern Division, effective September 1, 2014, it was announced today by Jeff Somple, president, Mack Molding, Northern Division. “Bryan brings a combination of sales and operational experience to his new role, not to mention boundless energy,” says Somple.

Suzanne Lavallee has joined BlackRock Construction as Project Administrator. BlackRock Construction is headquartered in Colchester, VT and is a rapidly growing development, construction management, and construction company in Vermont.

Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BHLB) has announced that William J. Ryan has been appointed to its Board of Directors as Chairman. Mr. Ryan was formerly Chairman of the Board and CEO of TD Banknorth.  The Company also announced that Lawrence A. Bossidy has retired from Berkshire’s Board of Directors.  Mr.

Universal Properties International (UPI) and Adam Hergenrother with Keller Williams Realty was named one of America’s top real estate professional teams by REAL Trends and as advertised in The Wall Street Journal.

Following the appointment of Connie Sanderson to her current role as Co-Executive Director of Kurn Hattin Homes after 26 years as Director of Development, the non-profit turned to its Senior Development Officer, Kim Fine, to take the reins, and hired F. Lisa Bloch to round out the department's leadership team.

Vermont Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn is pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Matthew Birmingham to Lieutenant Colonel of the Vermont State Police. Effective June 1, 2014 Captain Birmingham, age 37 of South Burlington, was promoted from commander of the Narcotics Investigation Unit for the Bureau of Criminal Investigation to Lieutenant Colonel.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston announced Ernest “Ernie” Pomerleau, President and CEO of Burlington’s Pomerleau Real Estate, as the 2014 Chair of the Boston Fed’s New England Advisory Council (NEAC). The NEAC is convened by Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren and includes senior leaders of small- to mid-size businesses throughout New England.

John Minelli, a Technology Educator, was honored with the coveted Making IT Happen jacket earlier in May for his contributions to the successful integration of technology in education in K−12 schools.

Jim Caffry of Waitsfield recently joined the Board of Directors Champlain Community Services (CCS), Inc., a Colchester-based nonprofit serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum (VTSSM) announced today that Pamela Schmuhl has joined the museum staff as Director of Development.

Pamela has more than 14 years in fund development and non-profit services, and most recently was the Director of Development with a health and huma

Judith Van Houten, George H. Perkins Professor of Biology, has been named the inaugural recipient of the President’s Distinguished University Citizenship and Service Award for her consistent and outstanding record of service over time to the university community.

Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) has named Judith A. Franz to assistant vice president, program implementation. In this newly created position, Franz will be responsible for developing strategies and implementing programs designed to accelerate the adoption of health information technology in Vermont, in addition to managing VITL’s eHealth Services Team.