People In The News
On April 7th and 8th, hospitality industry professionals gathered at the Stoweflake Resort in Stowe, Vermont for the 27th Annual Vermont Travel Industry Conference. After a series of educational and motivational workshops led by industry specialists representing hotels, online booking engines, PR companies and more, the opening day concluded with an awards banquet honoring some of the great people and projects in Vermont hospitality.
Vermont Law School has named Edna Baugh, Michele Gatto and Colleen Connor as the newest members of its Board of Trustees. Baugh is assistant director for clinic administration at Rutgers School of Law in Newark, N.J., and managing member at Stephens & Baugh, LLC, in Maplewood, N.J., where her concentrations are real property tax appeals, transactional real estate and non-profit corporations. She received a B.A. degree from Hartwick College and a J.D. from Vermont Law School.
Jack Tenney, the publisher of Business People-Vermont, announced that John McDevitt was hired as advertising representative. McDevitt has worked in advertising and sales for several years, including as a radio ad consultant for an ESPN-affi liate. He hosts his own sports show, Sports Talk with the Chat Pack, originally broadcast on local radio and now online.
Peter Langrock of the law firm of Langrock, Sperry & Wool, LLP has just returned from participating as a guest arbitrator at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria. More than two hundred fifty law schools from over 60 countries competed in the annual event this year, which is designed to train law leaders of tomorrow in methods of alternative dispute resolution.
John Burton, Account Manager for NPI (Network Performance Inc.), recently added the VMware Technical Sales Professional 4 (VTSP4) Certification to his IT resume.
With this certification, John will be helping Vermont businesses design business solutions that run multiple servers independently, using only the hardware needed to operate a single server. Virtualization reduces operating costs, increases efficiency, maintains a stable server environment, and contributes to a greener environment.
Neuroscientist Adam Weaver, who was an assistant professor at Xavier University of Louisiana from 2007 to 2009, joined the Saint Michael's College faculty this semester and has been teaching comparative vertebrate anatomy. He will teach neurobiology and other courses in the biology department in the fall.
“I’ve always wanted to be at a well-respected liberal arts college, where research and teaching are both expected and supported,” Professor Weaver said. “Saint Michael’s is a perfect fit.”
Central Vermont Medical Center has been recognized for their long-standing employer support for the Guard and Reserve. Skip Poczobut, State Chair for the Vermont Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve congratulates Central Vermont Medical Center President and CEO Judy Tarr.
Heidi Pelletier, a Montpelier resident and co-manager of the hospital gift shop, was elected president of the Central Vermont Medical Center Auxiliary. Carol Welch, East Montpelier, is vice president, Robin Brandis, Elmore, is secretary and Sarah Miller, Montpelier, is treasurer.
On Saturday, April 10th four Lund Family Center volunteers/groups received recognition for their exemplary community engagement by Governor Jim Douglas and the Vermont Commission on National and Community Service.
Springfield High School Sophomore Sam Hensel-Hunter was selected as the winner of the recent “4-Way Test” Speech Contest sponsored by the Springfield Rotary Club. Thompson received a first place award of $75 and will represent the club in a regional competition in Charlestown, New Hampshire on April 18th.
SHS Junior Kelsey Christensen was the winner of $50 for second place and Junior Laurel Porter received a $25 prize for third. Sophomore Erika Anderson also participated in the event.