The Women Business Owners Network (WBON) announces that Brooke Hauge Trottier, Attorney at Law, is the new chapter coordinator for the Upper Valley chapter.Brooke is a graduate of Vermont Law School has a law practice in South Royalton, Vermont. Her specialties include real estate transactions and estate planning, purchase and sales contracts, title searches, title insurance, deeds and other documents of transfer, last will and testaments, durable powers of attorney for health care, living will and terminal care documents, general or durable powers of attorney, and trusts. She can be reached at (802) 889-9401 or by email at [email protected](link sends e-mail).The Womens Business Owners Network (WBON) is a Vermont-based association of over 170 women business owners who support one another in the pursuit of business and personal success. WBON has monthly chapter meetings in Burlington, Brattleboro, Norwich, Rutland, Montpelier, and Malone, NY as well as conferences throughout the year.For more information, go to www.wbon.org(link is external) or call 802-363-WBON.###
Secretary of State-Elect Jim Condos has selected Brian Leven of Stowe to be the new deputy secretary of state. Leven has spent the last 12 years as an attorney for the Vermont Legislative Council. During that time he has served as counsel for the House and Senate Committees on Government Operations and the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules. These three committees are important committees for legislation pertaining to activities and operations of the secretary of state’s office.In 2002, he staffed the Senate Reapportionment committee which was responsible for redistricting of House and Senate districts after the 2000 US Census. Reapportionment will again be taken up this biennium with completion of the 2010 Census. And, this past year, he served as counsel to the Government Accountability Committee which is monitoring the progress of Challenges for Change.‘I am excited to have Brian join my team,’ said Secretary-elect Condos. ‘His knowledge and experience will prove invaluable as my office continues to serve Vermonters with positive outcomes.’Brian Leven lives in Stowe, Vermont, with his wife, Jacquie, and two children, Augie and Talula. He grew up in Danville and St Johnsbury. He graduated from St Johnsbury Academy, received a BA from the University of Vermont, and a JD from the University of Denver College of Law.In addition to playing music, reading, and enjoying the outdoors, Leven serves as chair of the Stowe Development Review Board.Jim Condos was elected to be Vermont’s secretary of state on November 2, 2010. Condos has over 20 years of elected public service including 18 years on South Burlington City Council, eight years as a Vermont state senator, along with over 30 years of private sector business experience.