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Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced that Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) has hired Zach Nelson of Burlington’s North End for the position of Business Development Coordinator-Homeownership. Nelson comes to VHFA from the Burlington Free Press where he was an Account Executive.

University of Vermont Provost David Rosowsky and Larner College of Medicine Dean Frederick Morin, M.D., have announced the appointment of Michael LaMantia, MD, MPH, as director of the UVM Center on Aging.

Wheel Pad L3C and Julie Lineberger are featured in Woman's Day Magazine, December 2017 issue, page 58.  Ms Lineberger was awarded the Inaugural SocialPreneur Award by Woman's Day and Leading Women Entrepreneurs earlier this month. The award includes a feature in Woman's Day Magazine, and a $2,500 grant from The Provident Bank.

Krystyna Davenport Brown started work November 13 as Associate Vice President for Development. Most recently she was the Senior Director of Development for the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support at the University of South Carolina.  Prior to that she was in Austin, Texas at the University of Texas at Austin and Saint Edward's University.

Governor Phil Scott has appointed Mary Daly of Peacham to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW), the state’s non-partisan commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls. “Mary has a long history of public service, and has demonstrated a deep commitment to her community.

Brian Evans-Mongeon, President and CEO of Utility Services, Inc has been commended for his outstanding leadership skills by Business Worldwide Magazine (BWM), in the 2017 Global Corporate Excellence Awards.

The Governor’s Highway Safety Program recently presented its annual ‘Lifesaver of the Year’ award to James Lockridge, Executive Director of the Youth Safety Council of Vermont.

Vermont Public Radio has elected two new members to its Board of Directors to serve three-year terms: Joyce Judy of Waterbury is president of Community College of Vermont, having previously served as dean of students and provost of the College.

The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) is pleased to announce the addition of Carla Wuthrich to its statewide team as a VMEC Professional Manufacturing & Business Growth Advisor. Carla joined VMEC in October 2017 after 25 years of experience working at IBM and GlobalFoundries in engineering, management and transformation.

David Silverman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Lisa R Geraghty to the position of Commercial Loan Officer.

NPI Technology Management, based in South Burlington, is pleased to announce that Rob Taylor has joined the Canopy Team. He will provide managed IT services support to our clients. As a member of the Vermont National Guard, Rob received technology training and worked at several locations in the US and Afghanistan. He resides in Burlington.

The Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels of Bennington County has recently announced the addition of two new members — Tina Gallant from Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and Carrie Bombria of Berkshire Bank.