People in Business: Feb. 5, 2017

  • Paul St. Martin

  • Jennifer Dunn

  • Leon Valia

  • John Calderwood

  • Shawn P. Kelley

  • Richmond

Monday, February 06, 2017

Paul St. Martin, of Enfield, has joined Ledyard National Bank as vice president, information technology officer. St. Martin previously served for 15 years as information technologies manager at Lake Sunapee Bank. His primary responsibilities at Ledyard National Bank will include strategic technology issues such as governance and policy, resource allocation and information technology protocols, the bank said in a news release. St. Martin earned as associate degree in applied science from Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y.,and also attended The New England School of Financial Studies at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass.

John Calderwood, of New London, has joined the New London office of Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty. Calderwood began his career at the Pats Peak Ski Area, where he held numerous management positions. He then spent several years in high-tech sales before returning to the leisure and recreation industry, where he spent 15 years designing and selling custom golf and ski vacations.

Catherine Richmond, of Norwich, a managing partner at Stebbins Bradley PA in Hanover, has been elected as a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Fellows must have at least 10 years of experience in active practice of probate and trust law or estate planning and are elected based on their reputation, skill, and contributions to the field of lecturing, writing, teaching and participating in bar activities, according to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel website. Richmond is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire and Vermont.

Shawn P. Kelley, of Quechee, has been named Vermont’s 2017 Engineer of the Year. A civil engineer specializing in geotechnical engineering and a member of the board of directors of Windsor-based GeoDesign Inc., Kelley was selected for the honor by a committee of former award winners as part of Engineers Week, presented by the Vermont Society of Professional Engineers. Kelley received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is the author of over 25 technical publications, reports and presentations. A registered professional engineer in the state of Vermont. Kelley serves as a senior associate-in-charge of projects for the Vermont offices of GeoDesign and is responsible for managing the firm’s geotechnical laboratory, IT department and technical library. He is active in the Vermont section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, is a member of the American Council of Engineering Companies, and is a member of the Vermont Society of Engineers. He is serving as a member on the ASCE national Leadership Training Committee, a group that develops training programs for leaders within the organization across the U.S. He will be recognized at the annual Engineers Week banquet in South Burlington on Feb. 24.

Jennifer Dunn, of Enfield, has been promoted to front-end manager of the Hanover Coop Food Stores Lebanon location in Centerra Marketplace. Dunn previously held the position of assistant front end manager and has been with the Co-op since 1997, starting as a part-time cashier at the Hanover Co-op on South Park Street.

Leon Valia of Canaan, has been named grocery manager for the Hanover Co-op Food Store’s location on South Park Street in Hanover. Valia started with the Co-op in 1993 and has served as assistant grocery manager of the Co-op’s Lebanon location in Centerra Marketplace, and most recently as a category merchandiser for all Co-op locations.

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