Faces & Places

February 2014

Allie Stickney, the president and CEO of Wake Robin, announced her plans to retire at the end of June 2014. She has been at the helm of Wake Robin for seven years.

KSV hired Alex Johnson as art director in its Burlington headquarters. She was art director at a New York City firm.

Lang McLaughry Real Estate announced the addition of four Realtors to its team. Tammy Dillman, with over five years’ experience in real estate, will work in the Manchester office. Polly Dietsch, formerly in management at IBM, works in the South Burlington office. Jessica Citera, a member of the Londonderry sales team, has 20 years’ experience in marketing, and has specialized in real estate properties since 2006. Hank Fish, a Rutland native and UVM graduate, will work in the Rutland office.

ARC Mechanical announced staff changes. Andrew Brousseau, service technician, is a 2013 graduate of Stevens High School and attended Sugar Valley Regional Technical Center in Claremont, N.H., where he received the Plumbing & HVAC award for excellence in craftsmanship and outstanding class contribution. Kristen Daisey, accounting assistant, has four years of banking experience. Jason Joseph was promoted to service coordinator and lead dispatcher. He has worked at ARC for over eight years. Eric Trojanowski rejoined the company and will work in the sheet metal department.

Lori Montgomery was named office manager at Maple Leaf Farm. She has 16 years’ experience in financial services and in the hospitality industry.

Heather Moreau was hired as firm manager and senior paralegal at the newly created Burlington law firm Maley and Maley. Moreau worked for 20 years at Paul, Frank + Collins and is one of fewer than 10 Vermont paralegals holding the Registered Paralegal designation. She also holds the associate in claims designation from the Insurance Institutes of America.

Devin Bushey joined the Burlington architectural team at MorrisSwitzer-Environments for Health. She worked with structural engineering and architectural firms in Albany, N.Y., and Burlington. Her experience is in health care, education, and institutional design.

National Life Group promoted Vicki McDonald to vice president, new business and service operations. She was a second vice president. McDonald joined National Life in 1976. Rick Cederberg was named vice president and regional development officer. He has spent 30 years in the industry, and for the last 13 years was managing director at MetLife.

Tenasone Pearl Street LLC bought property at 135-137 Pearl St., Burlington, from Terry Meron. Broker Esther Lotz represented the seller, and Doug Boardman of Hickok & Boardman Realty represented the buyer. Present were Meron; Matt Knudsen, Tenasone Investments; Boardman; C.J. Knudsen, Tenasone; and Adam Knudsen, Tenasone.

Randall and Patricia Kimball of RPK Enterprises LLC purchased a 19,800-square-foot industrial building at 211 Blair Park, Williston, from BP Holdings LLC. Jed Dousevicz of V/T Commercial represented the seller, and Esther Lotz of Esther Lotz, Broker and Jack Russell of Century 21 Jack Associates represented the buyer. Present were Dousevicz; Randy Amis, seller’s attorney; Lotz; Russell; Rick Doliver, BP Holdings; Randall Kimball; Patricia Kimball; Lisa Cook, People’s United Bank; and Tim Eustace, buyer’s attorney.

IPNetVoice leased a new office location at 78 Severance Green, Suite 103, Colchester, from Severance Corners Village Center LLC. Esther Lotz was the leasing agent. Present were Bill Coates, IPNetVoice; Aaron Archambault, IPNetVoice; and Robin Jeffers, project manager.

TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design added Marc C. DeSmet to its resort studio’s architecture and interior design team. DeSmet was with Jeffrey Beers International in New York City.

Katie Langrock joined commando as chief operating officer, a newly created position. She was with Vermont Teddy Bear, most recently as chief operating officer.

Beth Wagner, DO, joined the hospitalist group at Central Vermont Medical Center. She is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine and by the American College of Surgeons in advanced trauma life support. She was with the Alaska Hospitalist Group.

The Vermont Office of Health Care Ombudsman, which has provided advice and assistance with health care and health insurance concerns since 1998, has changed its name to the Office of Health Care Advocate. The name change is the result of a law enacted by the Legislature last year. Vermont Legal Aid, which has managed the project since its creation, was selected through a formal bid process to manage the Health Care Advocate project.

Dominion Tech Inc. announced the hiring of Troy Forcier as network engineer. He has more than 10 years in IT and was with Galen Healthcare Solutions. Meagan Meehan was named help desk manager. She was managed services director with The Tech Group.

SymQuest announced several new hires. Jean-Sebastien Chaulot, formerly of Heritage Aviation, is virtual chief information officer. Alex M. Green, a 2013 UVM graduate, is a document solutions account executive. Sean D. Raymond is a warehouse specialist. Mariah E. Legault, a 2013 graduate of Champlain College, is a collections specialist. Hired as network support engineers were Michael J. Wheeler, formerly a senior help desk technician at Champlain College; Brett A. Smith, formerly with Northwestern Medical Center; Joel T. Robinson, formerly with Nokian Tyres; Kyle A. Brooks, formerly with Bowl New England; Shawn M. Allen, with Comp TIA Security+ certification; and Ricky I. Wood, formerly with Northwestern Medical Center.

Mike Fife joined the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity as financial educator in the Financial Futures Program. He was with Champlain College. Michael Kucserik was named counselor for supportive services for veteran families housing. He was at Brookhaven Treatment and Learning Center in Chelsea.

Caleidoscope Solutions hired Jon Provost as senior account manager serving customers nationwide. He was with Red River Computer.

Tatsiana Clark joined Lang McLaughry Real Estate as a Realtor and member of the Manchester Village sales team. A 12-year resident of Manchester, she was a personal banker.

OpenTempo announced the hiring of seven individuals. Crystal Lanphear, lead support engineer; Dan Turner, associate software developer; Jennifer Michelle, marketing coordinator; Justin Ryea, associate implementation consultant; Kayla Tanch, senior implementation consultant; Sarah Weisman, senior implementation consultant; and Ted Holtz, lead software developer.

Geri Reilly Real Estate announced the addition of Stephanie O’Brien to its team as a Realtor/broker and buyer’s agent. O’Brien has over 15 years’ experience as a Realtor and holds a Vermont Broker license.

Kyla Rathbone joined Fusion Property Management as administrative assistant. She has a background in human resources and a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Waterotor Energy Technologies of Ottawa, Canada, announced the selection of Michael Palmer as executive vice president, heading up its Vermont office. Palmer has a background in law, sustainable economic development, strategic planning, and risk management, and has been active in the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and various business organizations for over 25 years.

Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC announced that J. Paul Giuliani joined the firm as a shareholder. Giuliani has furnished advice, advocacy, and representation to municipalities throughout Vermont for 43 years, and for over 35 years has worked in financing with municipal clients. He is located in the Montpelier office.

The Community Health Centers of Burlington announced that Destenie Vital was named communications manager. Vital has more than 10 years’ writing, marketing, and public relations experience.

Renewable NRG Systems promoted Justin Wheating, chief financial officer, to president. Jan Blomstrann, chief executive officer and owner, will continue to provide strategic leadership and serve as the company’s ambassador. Wheating joined the company in 2009.

Lee Krohn, AICP, joined the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission as a senior planner after 24 years of service to the town of Manchester. He is also a widely published, award-winning professional photographer. Emma Long was named communications manager. She has five years’ experience in all facets of marketing.

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra announced that Robert De Cormier is retiring as founding director and conductor of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus. He has held the position for 20 years. A Vermont resident for over 40 years, De Cormier served as music director for the New York Choral Society, and has had conducting engagements from Broadway to opera to concert tours throughout the U.S. and Canada. He spent many years as conductor and arranger for Harry Belafonte and was music director for the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary. The VSO will conduct a nationwide search for the new director.

Stewart Jensen was named vice president of strategy at Propeller Media Works. Jensen has provided sales and account strategy for the firm since 2003. Max Lawton was hired as senior developer. He was with Black Bullet in Burlington.

LORD Corp. announced the addition of Chad Thelan as computer-aided design drafter/designer to the MicroStrain sensing system team. Thelan was with Hayward Tyler Inc.

Vermont Information Technology Leaders announced the appointment of four to its staff: Dana Clark, lead technical support specialist; Suzanne Garrow, project manager; Sue Powers, clinical analyst; and Angela Shaheen, technical support specialist. Clark was with General Dynamics. Garrow has worked at various pharmaceutical and laboratory information system companies. Powers’ experience includes work as an analyst at Champlain College. Shaheen was with Family Center of Washington County.

Freeman French Freeman hired Lindsay Colburn for its interior design practice. She recently interned with design firms in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

PC Construction promoted Chet Layman to project executive of the company’s special projects group. Layman is an 18-year veteran with the company. Mike Franzoni was promoted to project executive in the water treatment group. He has been with the company since 1979. Chip LaBonte, with the company since 2003, was promoted to project executive in the water treatment group.

Lura Jacques was named managing trust officer at Union Bank. Before joining the bank in 2008, she was a wealth adviser at TD Banknorth.

Central Vermont Medical Center hired Jonna Goulding, M.D., to lead its palliative care program. She is certified by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Tommie Murray, RN, assumed the role of chief nursing officer at CVMC. She was a consultant to Al Zahra Hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Before that posting, she was chief quality officer for the Vermont State Hospital. •

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