Dean Cashman, of Lebanon, vice president and regional relationship manager and commercial lender at Lake Sunapee Bank, has completed a two-year course of study at the New England School for Financial Studies at the Center for Executive Education at Babson College. The program focuses on finance and leadership topics, strategic decision-making, portfolio administration, economic analysis, operational planning and real-life skills application. The school is sponsored jointly by the Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont Bankers Associations. Cashman has been with Lake Sunapee Bank since 2005. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Providence College, as well as a master’s degree in business administration with a certificate in investment and finance from Plymouth State University.
Alison Hunt, of Quechee, has joined Open Door Integrative Wellness in White River Junction as a licensed clinical mental health counselor and registered art therapist. Hunt earned a master’s degree in art therapy and counseling from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2010 and has been practicing in Vermont since then. She has worked as a mental health counselor and art therapist at the Counseling Service of Addison County, Azimuth Counseling, as well as in private practice. She is credentialed in Vermont with the Board of Allied Mental Health Professionals as a licensed clinical mental health counselor and nationally registered with the Art Therapy Credentials Board as a registered art therapist.
Scott Pushee, of Bradford, Vt., has joined West Lebanon-based Simple Energy as a master plumber. Pushee has 17 years of plumbing experience and has been a master plumber for nine years. He attended New Hampshire Technical Institute and worked as an automobile mechanic for five years before deciding to pursue plumbing as a profession. He received his training at both Hartford and Spaulding high schools and also has a specialization in radon remediation.
Emily Yukica, of Wilmot, N.H., has joined West Lebanon-based Simple Energy as a customer service representative. Yukica, a Hanover native, earned a business degree from Plymouth State University in 2016. She started at Simple Energy in May.
Deb Zambon, of Bradford, Vt., has joined West Lebanon-based Simple Energy as office manager of the company’s Simple Automotive office in North Thetford. Zambon joined the company after completing a 18-year career working in the organic fertilizer industry.
Susan M. Renaud, of Hanover, senior financial adviser at Ledyard Financial Advisors, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to use the certified financial planner and CFP certification marks. The marks identify individuals who have met the requirements of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, have successfully completed financial planning course-work and have passed the certification examination. CFP professionals also agree to meet continuing education requirements and ethics, professional responsibility, and financial planning practice standards. Renaud has worked at Ledyard Financial Advisors since 2015. She has 25 years of finance, operations and consulting experience in New England and Europe. Prior to joining Ledyard, she was an independent CFO consultant, served as director of strategic integration with Dartmouth-Hitchcock, as CFO at King Arthur Flour, mergers and acquisitions consultant with PwC London, and held various roles at Ben & Jerry’s in Vermont, London and Paris. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The University of Texas and completed the Sloan Masters Program at London Business School.
Tiffany Ash, of Lempster, N.H., has been promoted to branch relationship manager of the Claremont office of Lake Sunapee Bank, a division of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Ash has more than 10 years of customer service experience in the financial services industry. She has held a variety of progressive positions since joining Lake Sunapee Bank in 2004, beginning as a teller, and working her way up to a managerial role. Most recently, she held the role of customer service manager and area staffing coordinator in Lake Sunapee Bank’s Hillsboro, N.H., office. A native of Newport, Ash holds a bachelor’s degree from Keene State College and a general banking diploma from the Center for Financial Training.
Rob Mayo, of Plainfield, has joined A.B. Gile Inc. in West Lebanon as a business account executive. In his new role, Mayo will be responsible for the production, marketing and servicing of commercial insurance accounts for the 146-year-old insurance agency. Mayo has seven years of middle-market underwriting experience with the Utica National Insurance Group, where he handled a large book of business concentrated in transportation, construction and manufacturing risks in southern New Hampshire and eastern Massachusetts. He earned a bachelor’s degree in managerial economics from Bentley University and holds the associate in commercial underwriting/management professional designation. He served with his father, A.B. Gile owner Gary Mayo, in risk management at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles in 2015 and Austria in 2017. He also will be on the risk management staff for the next World Games in Abu Dhabi in 2019.
David Conrad, of Lebanon, a driver for Evans Group, and Kerry Jenkins, of Newport, a driver for Wal-Mart Transportation, were among six professional truck drivers from New Hampshire honored with the designation of master truck driver in a ceremony at the Statehouse earlier this month. Criteria for the designation include a record of 1 million accident-free miles or 25,000 hours of accident-free driving, no citations within the past three years, and the performance of some meritorious act of selflessness, participation in community service, or demonstrated leadership in a program or event that promotes the trucking industry’s ideals and growth. Each driver was recognized by a state Senate resolution, an engraved plaque and a specially monogrammed jacket.
The Lebanon-based accounting and professional services firm Tyler, Simms & St. Sauveur has announced the following promotions:
Madeeha Ilyas, of Lebanon, has been promoted to staff level II accountant. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in accounting from University of New Hampshire. Ilyas has been with the firm since 2015.
Kristen R. Ternullo, of Lebanon, has been promoted to staff level II accountant. She received a degree in accounting from Plymouth State University and has been with TSS since 2015.
Kaitlin E. Forward, of Lebanon, has been promoted to senior level II accountant. She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Champlain College. She has been with TSS since 2012.
Samantha A. Pheffer, of Lebanon, has been promoted to senior level II accountant. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a dual focus in accounting and management and a mast er’s degree in accounting from the University of New Hampshire. Pheffer has been with TSS since 2014.
John P. Rancourt, of Lebanon, has been promoted to senior level II accountant. He received a degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire and has been with TSS since 2013.
Sarah L. Monette, of Springfield, N.H., has been promoted to supervisor. She graduated from Siena College with a master’s degree in accounting. A certified public accountant, she has been with TSS since 2013.
Mitchell R. Stagnone, of Enfield, has been promoted to supervisor. He graduated from the Whittemore School of Business & Economics at the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an option in finance and accounting. A certified public accountant, Stagnone has been with TSS since 2012.
Lisa M. Gnatek, of Claremont, has been promoted to senior manager. A certified public accountant, she received a master’s degree in taxation from Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., and a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in finance from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. She has been with TSS since 2013.
The company also promoted Michael J. Buttimer , of Allston, Mass., to senior level II accountant.
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