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DuBois & King, Inc., announces that John D. Merrifield, P.E., and Alex M. McGregor, E.I., have joined the firm’s Civil Works Division as Project Engineers in the Transportation Department. Merrifield has returned to Vermont from California where he worked for five years as a civil engineer for the Los Angeles Public Works Department.

Vermont Foodbank Board of Trustees is proud to announce the hiring of John Sayles as chief executive officer. Sayles will oversee the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, which annually serves more than 66,000 Vermonters and distributes more than 6.5 million pounds of foo Prior to joining the Vermont Foodbank, Sayles served as the deputy secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources.

Signaltree Marketing & Advertising Inc., announces the appointment of Jenny Duchesneau and Thomas Bergeron to Art Director positions at the Keene marketing and advertising firm.

Award-winning author Andre Dubus III will be awarded an Honorary Degree from Southern Vermont College and will address the graduating class on Sunday, May 17, for the school’s 82nd commencement.

The Vermont State Board of Education welcomed three new members to the Board at its March 17, 2009 meeting. State Board members are appointed by Governor Jim Douglas.

Author of three scholarly books on AIDS policy in the U.S. and abroad, Saint Michael's College Political Science Professor Patricia Siplon is as engaged in teaching and in involving her students in her research as she is in scholarship.

The University of Vermont has announced that three new legislative trustees, a gubernatorial appointee, and a new student trustee are joining its board of trustees. The new legislative trustees, elected by the Vermont General Assembly to six-year terms, are Carolyn Branagan, Christopher Bray, and David Potter.

The Law Office of Deborah T. Bucknam & Associates P.C. in St. Johnsbury would like to announce that Robert A. Brazil is now an Associate with the firm. He joins us from New Hampshire Legal Assistance where he was the manager of the northern offices of NHLA in Littleton and Berlin, NH, supervising two other attorneys and a support staff of four.

Shems Dunkiel Kassel & Saunders has announced that Eileen I. Elliott and Geoffrey H. Hand were recently made partners in the firm.

Redstone, a full service commercial real estate leader located in Burlington has announced the addition of Gail Beck as the Property/Asset Manager to the Redstone Property Management Team. Gail has over 20 years of professional experience in both property and asset management.

Peter Hofstetter, the Chief Executive Officer of Northwestern Medical since 1994, announced that he has accepted the CEO position at Holy Cross Hospital in Taos, New Mexico. With Hofstetter’s leadership, NMC has been able to expand its medical staff, modernize its facilities, reduce outmigration of care, and establish partnerships throughout the community.

Brian Armstrong and Lynn Russell, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 Milton, Vt today announced that Warren Palm, sales associate with the office recently earned the CENTURY 21® System’s CENTURION Producer Award following his 2008 sales success.