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People in Business: White River Junction’s Twitchell Honored

  • Woodman

  • Garrow

  • Olivier

  • Messan

  • Haedrich

  • Farnsworth

  • Twitchell


Sunday, March 25, 2018

New Hampshire’s statewide organization of human resources professionals has named White River Junction resident David Twitchell as the recipient of the organization’s 2018 HR Hero Award.

The award, presented annually under the auspices of the HR State Council of New Hampshire, recognizes HR professionals who have advanced their profession and who devote valuable time to volunteering in their community.

Twitchell, vice president of human resources for Catholic Charities of New Hampshire, “has made a profound impact” on the nonprofit by helping to centralize key human resource functions across the 850-employee organization and developing a staff recognition program, and instituting a continuing education program on leadership development, Catholic Charities said.

Twitchell will be formally recognized at the 20th Annual Granite State Human Resources Conference on Wednesday at the Manchester Downtown Hotel in Manchester.

The U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) in Hanover has announced that four Upper Valley scientists have joined the laboratory’s technical staff.

The new appointees include Dr. Komi Messan, of Hanover, who has been named a research mathematician. He previously was a teaching assistant in the Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz.

In addition, CRREL named Lauren Farnsworth, Caitlin Haedrich, and Jason Olivier research physical scientists.

Farnsworth, of Norwich, previously was an intern with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education and had been a field technician with CRREL.

Haedrich, of Hanover, was most recently an environmental geophysics intern with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif.

Olivier, of Canaan, joins CRREL from Pitney Bowes in White River Junction, where he had been a spatial data analyst.

CRREL, operated by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, conducts cold-climate and environmental research on behalf of the U.S. military and other federal agencies and local municipalities.

Title Mortgage Solution, a mortgage banker and broker with offices in Hanover and Burlington, has named Sharon Woodman and Jennifer Garrow as mortgage coordinators working with the firm’s Hanover operations team.

Woodman, of Newport, has 20 years experience in banking and finance and was most recently with Lake Sunapee Bank, where she worked in loan servicing and processing at the bank’s Newport branch.

Garrow, of Vershire, for the past 22 years was with Mascoma Bank, where she had held various positions spanning loan closing, loan servicing and customer service.

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