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DAVID ADAMS INDUCTED INTO THE NEW ENGLAND MORTGAGE BANKERS HALL OF FAME

BURLINGTON—VHFA’s Chief of Program Operations, David Adams, is being inducted into the New England Mortgage Bankers Hall of Fame today at its annual conference in Newport, Rhode Island. Hall of fame induction is the highest honor bestowed peer-to-peer for New England mortgage banking professionals. It highlights the outstanding contributions inductees have made to the New England mortgage banking industry over the past 25 years and to the communities they serve. Being selected “is a humbling experience,” Adams said.

BRITTANY RILEY PROMOTED TO HR/ OFFICE COORDINATOR

BURLINGTON—Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Brittany Riley of South Burlington has been promoted to HR/Office Coordinator at Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA). Riley joined the Agency in 2011 as an Administrative Assistant. She was promoted to the Administrative/Payroll Coordinator position in April of this year. Before joining VHFA, Brittany was employed at Vermont Gas Systems as the Front Desk Receptionist and prior to that, she served administrative roles at Women Helping Battered Women and Essex Alliance Church.

THREE YEARS OF SUCCESS FOR THE HOUSING ACQUISITION REHABILITATION PROGRAM (HARP)

BURLINGTON, VT  This month marks the completion of three years of Vermont’s Housing Acquisition & Rehabilitation Program (HARP)—a program that has helped renovate 55 homes as of March 31, 2012, including the historic St. Albans colonial purchased by first-time homebuyers, Meghan and Joseph Swan. The purchase was the culmination of their quest to buy a home for their active family of five, made possible with help from Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA), Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) and Champlain Housing Trust (CHT).

PATRICK DIMAMBERO HIRED AS STAFF ACCOUNTANT

BURLINGTON—Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Patrick DiMambro of Burlington, VT has joined Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) as Staff Accountant. Patrick is a recent graduate of Champlain College with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting. Besides being one of Champlain’s top accounting graduates, Patrick also served as Director of Finance for the Champlain student government association.

CYNTHIA REID PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

BURLINGTON—Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Cynthia Reid of Huntington has been promoted to Assistant Director of Development at Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA). Reid joined the Agency in 1996 as a Development Officer. She held progressively higher responsible positions throughout her tenure until reaching her most recent position as Senior Development Underwriter. Before joining VHFA, she spent nearly 10 years in affordable housing working at Central Vermont Community Land Trust and Burlington Community Land Trust.

BRITTANY RILEY JOINS VHFA AS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

BURLINGTON—Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Brittany Riley of South Burlington, VT has joined Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) as Administrative Assistant Riley was most recently employed at Vermont Gas Systems as Front Desk Receptionist. Prior to that she served administrative roles at Women Helping Battered Women and Essex Alliance Church. Martha Fidalgo, VHFA’s Human Resources and Office Manager, commented, “Brittany will be the first point of contact for those calling or arriving at VHFA.

TIMOTHY COLLINS JOINS VHFA AS SQL REPORT WRITER AND ANALYST

BURLINGTON—Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Tim Collins of Burlington, VT has joined Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) as SQL Report Writer and Analyst. Tim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering Technology earned at Vermont Technical College. He brings vast information technology experience ranging from application development to database management and web design.

ROBERT PURCELL JOINS VHFA AS FINANCIAL ANALYST

BURLINGTON—Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Robert Purcell of Georgia, VT has joined Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) as Financial Analyst. Purcell brings vast accounting and analytical experience ranging from accounting positions at Wells Fargo to account management in the captive insurance industry. He also brings strong systems and process improvement skills. Purcell holds a Masters in Public Administration earned at The University of Vermont and a B.A. in Business earned at The University of Colorado.

BRITTANY GARLAND JOINS VHFA AS FINANCIAL ANALYST/COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST

BURLINGTON—Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Brittany Garland of South Burlington has joined Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) as Financial Analyst/Compliance Specialist. Over the past 4 years Garland worked as an Accountant and AP/AR Coordinator at Hampton Direct. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration earned at Castleton State College.

THOMAS KIMBALL JOINS VHFA AS CONTROLLER

BURLINGTON—Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Thomas Kimball of Ferrisburgh has joined Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) as Controller. Kimball is a CPA and comes to the Agency with over 20 years experience in the accounting field. Most recently, he worked with Aon Insurance Managers as an Account Executive. Before that, he spent 15 years with Shelburne Corporation, most of the time as the controller, and also worked as an independent accountant. Kimball holds a B.A. in Accounting earned at Bentley College.

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