Faces & Places

January 2016

TD Wealth Private Client Group promoted Kelly S. Kimball to vice president, senior trust advisor in the Vermont market. Kimball, a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor, joined TD Bank in 1993.

The Quality Inn Shelburne Hotel received a 2015 Gold Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International Inc. for the second consecutive year. Gold Award status reflects “an exceptional focus on guest satisfaction and dedication to providing superior service.”

Kinney Pike Insurance received the 2014 E&O Plus Quality Management Award from Assurex Global, a worldwide network of insurance brokers. Kinney is one of only 22 firms so designated.

Mount Family Group, franchisee of Westaff Workforce Solutions and Remedy Intelligent Staffing, hired Bryan Sprague as a personnel supervisor. Sprague is working at the Westaff office in Burlington.

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, promoted Nina Ridhibhinyo to director of programs and exhibits. She was groups program manager. David Bardaglio joined ECHO as director of finance and administration. He was CFO of Optimal Energy. Barry Lampke was hired as project manager for Voices for the Lake, a partnership between ECHO and the Center for Earth Ministry. He was with the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.

Liquid Measurement Systems announced four additions to its staff: Agnes Schumacher, purchasing agent; Austin Whitaker, project manager I; Colin Myers, software engineer I; and Alec Duling, software engineer II. Schumacher, Whitaker, and Duling have several years’ experience in their fields. Myers is a recent graduate of Vermont Technical College with a bachelor’s degree in software engineering.

Elizabeth Harlow, a commercial lines customer service agent at Kinney Pike Insurance’s Williston office, was named Insurance Professional of the Year by the Champlain Valley/Northern Vermont chapter of the Champlain Valley Association of Insurance Professionals.

Three individuals were enshrined in the Vermont Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame: Ken Barlow, VOX AM/FM owner and general manager; Ken Kasz, Local 22 WVNY/Local 44 WFFF operations director; and Ginny McGehee, longtime WJOY morning host. The VAB’s Broadcaster of the Year is the WPTZ-TV/WNNE-TV news team for its “outstanding coverage of the Dannemora prison escape.” Longtime WPTZ-TV news reporter and Vermont PBS host Stewart Ledbetter received the Distinguished Service Award. The Alan H. Noyes Community Service Award went to Rutland Radio Station WSYB-AM for its long-running Christmas Fund campaign. Joe Tymecki, chief technology officer and director of engineering for Vermont Public Radio, received the Snyder-Teffner Award from the Vermont Association of Broadcasters, for his “career of excellence behind the scenes.”

North Star Leasing announced the addition of four employees. Colin Rugg, business development specialist, was an assistant car sales manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Boston for eight years. Kathy Collatos, business development specialist, has over 20 years in the equipment finance industry. She was with General Electric Co. Kit Antinozzi, business development specialist, was with Blue Map for six years. Alex Dean was promoted to underwriter. He has been with the company for over a year.

Gov. Peter Shumlin appointed Joslyn L. Wilschek of Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer an alternative member of the Vermont Environmental Commission for District 5. Wilschek has nearly 10 years’ experience advising utilities and private renewable energy developers.

KW Vermont announced that three real estate sales professionals have joined the company: Dianna Benoit in the St. Albans office; Teresa Nelson in Derby; and Joe Villemaire in Colchester. Benoit was on the Northwestern Vermont Board of Realtors Rookie of the Year team; Nelson also works for the Agency of Human Services; and Villemaire has expanded the offerings of his company, Vision Property Management.

Ed Paquin received the Advocacy Award from the National Council on Independent Living Region 1 for his dedication to promoting the rights of people with disabilities. Kim Brittenham, civil rights manager of the Vermont Center for Independent Living, nominated him.

Vermont Family Network elected four members to its board of directors: Abigail Adler, M.D., with the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital; Tammy Carroll of Champlain College; Craig Giles of Northern Power Systems; and Jennifer McDonald, an attorney with Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC.

The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum named its newest Champlain longboat Jimmy D in honor of educator Jim Doolan, who 40 years ago founded Diversified Occupations, a special education program at the Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury.

Eric Booth, engagement director at the Community Engagement Lab in Montpelier, is one of six recipients nationwide to receive a Leadership Award from Americans for the Arts. He is the first teaching artist so honored.

Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group was appointed to Hanover Insurance Group’s President’s Club, an elite group of independent insurance agencies across the country honoring only 125 of Hanover’s 2,200 partners.

Carrie Wulfman, M.D., was elected chair of the board at EastView, a senior community in Middlebury. Elected to the board were Sarah Peluso, a Realtor with IPJ Real Estate, and Dick Foote, an attorney with Conley and Foote.

C.J. Charlebois, a private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial, qualified for the company’s 2014 Circle of Success annual recognition program.

Nine lawyers from Paul Frank + Collins were chosen for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America: S. Crocker Bennett II, Robert G. Cain, Peter M. Collins, Robert S. DiPalma, Christopher J. Leff, John T. Sartore, Robert C. Roesler, Kerin E. Stackpole, and Allen D. Webster. Bennett was named Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants in the Burlington area.

The Greater Burlington YMCA recognized the Howard Center for its years of service and the impact of its work on the entire community. Accepting the award was Liz Mitchell, assistant director of early childhood programs.

Eighteen partners at Langrock Sperry & Wool were named to the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America: F. Rendol Barlow, Alison J. Bell, Kevin E. Brown, Thomas Z. Carlson, Christopher L. Davis, Ellen Mercer Fallon, Emily J. Joselson, John L. Kellner, Eric M. Knudsen, Peter F. Langrock, Devin McLaughlin, William B. Miller Jr., Susan M. Murray, Mitchell L. Pearl, Lisa B. Shelkrot, Mark L. Sperry III, James W. Swift, and Sarah Gentry Tischler. Also named Lawyers of the Year were Fallon (Individuals) and Miller (Litigation - Labor and Employment.

Equinox Village announced the winners of its 2015 Exceptional Retiree awards: Phebe Bell, Excellence in Service & Community Leadership; Janice Pratt, Excellence in Health & Wellness; Irene Nadler, Excellence in Continued Scholarship; and Patricia Musick Carr and Gerald P. Carr, Excellence in the Arts.

Two collaborative works by Lisaius Marketing and Northwestern Medical Center won Gold honors from the New England Society for Healthcare Communications in the Special Events and Community Relations Events categories.

Chambers USA named Eric M. Knudsen, attorney and partner at Langrock Sperry & Wool LLP, a Notable Practitioner in real estate law. The firm also received Ranked status. U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers ranked the firm a Best Law Firm in several categories. Attorneys named to the New England Super Lawyers list are Alison J. Bell, Christopher L. Davis, John L. Kellner, Lisa B. Shelkrot, and Mitchell L. Pearl. Erin Miller Heins and Andrew J. Kestner were named New England Rising Stars.

Veterans Inc., a nonprofit serving veterans in need and their families across New England and operates a transitional housing facility in Bradford for homeless Vermont veterans, received the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans 2015 Outstanding Member award. •

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