People in Business: June 2016
Erika Smith, of Plainfield, has joined the West Lebanon office of Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty. A native of the Upper Valley, Smith worked from the age of 13 at her family’s business, William A. Smith Auctioneers and Appraisers. After college, she opened a restaurant, Maxfield’s at the Gallery, in Plainfield. She then moved to Colorado, where she managed the Eagle County Animal Shelter in Minturn. In 1996, she returned to the Upper Valley to work at Tecnica USA in the promotion department and then as marketing manager for the Dolomite Hiking division.
Matthew Wilson, of Bethel, has joined the Information Technology Group of DuBois & King consulting engineers as the firm’s systems administrator. His experience includes serving as IT manager for the Woodstock Inn and Resort and as assistant network administrator for Randolph National Bank. Wilson works out of the firm’s Randolph headquarters.
Michael Hildenbrand, of Randolph, has joined DuBois & King consulting engineers as a senior engineer-project manager. Hildenbrand is an environmental engineer with 15 years of Vermont consulting experience, including a variety of civil engineering projects and solid waste and landfill experience. Hildenbrand works in the firm’s Randolph office.
Jacqueline A. Richter-Menge Wilson, of Hanover, a research civil engineer at the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in Hanover, received an honorary doctorate of science from the University of Alaska Fairbanks at the university’s 94th commencement last month. Richter-Menge has led or participated in more than 20 Arctic field programs and has produced more than 80 publications in scholarly journals. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Delaware and serves as the principal investigator for major research programs with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation.
Sperry Wilson, of South Strafford, an account executive with the Norwich office of The Richards Group, recently passed the state property and casualty license exam and now is licensed to sell employee benefits and commercial-personal insurance in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Wilson joined The Richards Group in 2008 as an account manager for the Employee Benefits Group. She is an adviser to mid-size businesses with expertise in health care reform and both the New Hampshire and Vermont state exchanges.
Paul Guidone, of Hanover, has been named the new director of finance for the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society Inc. A chartered financial analyst, Guidone spent more than 35 years in the financial services industry, most recently as managing partner of Linden Point Capital Management LLC in New Jersey. From 2007 to 2011, Guidone served as a guest lecturer in Vanderbilt University’s Managerial Studies Program and was an adjunct professor teaching investment analysis at the university.
Heidi Guyette, of Wilder, manager of the West Lebanon New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet, received the 2015 “Top Shelf Merchandising Award” from the New Hampshire Liquor Commission at its recent annual award event at the Puritan Backroom in Manchester. For the first time since it launched its Wine & Spirits Awards four years ago, the commission this year issued employee awards. “These individuals have stood out for their deep knowledge, commitment to customer service, teamwork and can-do attitude,” commission Chairman Joseph Mollica said in a news release.
Maj. Leonard Roberts Smith, deputy chief of field operations for the Hartford Police Department, graduated earlier this month from the 135th Administrative Officers Course at the Southern Police Institute, a 12-week, in-residence, accredited college-level educational program. During the graduation ceremony, Roberts was recognized by the graduating class president as the “Class Father and Counselor.” Roberts began his career with the Hartford Police Department in 1981. He was promoted to corporal in 1988, to sergeant in 1991, to captain in 2006, and to deputy chief in 2008.
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