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    January 28,2013

    Joseph J. O’Donnell, owner of Bromley Mountain Resort, has named general manager Bill Cairns president of the resort. Cairns has been with Bromley for 32 years. He started as a lift painter and held various positions including lift attendant, snowmaker, mountain manager and general manager.

    Thomas Brooks of Vergennes has been named president of Button Systems Inc. Brooks replaces Peter Schickler, who died last month after a lengthy illness.

    Brooks, a 1998 graduate of Castleton State College, has been with Button Systems since it relocated to Vermont in 1996 from Windsor Locks, Conn.

    Button Systems offers custom computer programming and website design for all types and sizes of businesses. The company serves a number of customers throughout Rutland County, including Kalow Technologies and Rutland Marble and Granite. The company has also worked with Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, and Champlain Valley Area Health Education Center, in addition to national organizations like Random House Publishing, Sealed Air Corp. and CHRISTUS Health.

    Button Systems’ recent primary focus has been in the health care industry, developing Web-based chronic disease registries, closed social networks and medical home applications.

    Vermont Country Properties Sothebys International Realty has appointed Lisa Coneeny president and principal broker.

    As the managing broker of the Mt. Snow/Wilmington office for the past year, Coneeny brings to her new job operational experience and technological expertise. Owners of the firm, Richard and Peggy Montague, will continue to stay involved in the firm’s operations.

    Coneeny was co-founder of A Place in Vermont Real Estate with business partner Leslie Fraser. The firm grew into one of the most successful real estate agencies in southern Vermont and the Mount Snow area before merging with Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty in 2011.

    Matthew Anderson has joined the Rutland law firm of Pratt Vreeland Kennelly Martin & White. Anderson’s field of expertise is civil litigation.

    Elizabeth Kohler is rejoining Downs Rachlin Martin in the Burlington office. Kohler will work in the law firm’s energy and telecommunications group. Kohler previously worked for the firm as an associate from 1994-1995.

    Since leaving the firm, Kohler has held positions in the telecommunications industry.

    In 10 years at the Rural Cellular Corporation, known as Unicel, she rose from assistant general counsel to vice president of legal services, where she managed an office of three attorneys, paralegals and staff, advising the company on numerous corporate financings and SEC filings.

    Most recently, she worked at Verizon Wireless in Colchester as senior counsel for the Northeast.

    A graduate of Boston College and the Northeastern University School of Law, Kohler is admitted to practice in Vermont and Massachusetts. She resides in Underhill.

    Shelburne Museum has hired Andrea Bergeron as chief financial officer.

    Prior to taking her new post, Bergeron served as vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer at Vermont Public Television. She was employed at VPT for 14 years.

    Bergeron is a member of the National Educational Telecommunications Association Management Resource Council and the Society for Human Resource Management. She is a graduate of Saint Michael’s College in Colchester and holds a bachelor’s degree in both accounting and business administration.

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