VBM recognizes Vermont's Rising Stars Class of 2020
Vermont Business Magazine is proud to announce the winners of its Rising Stars recognition award. The list is composed of 40 winners under the age of 40. Award recipients were selected by a panel of judges for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and involvement in their communities.
“We are thrilled by the response to this initiative to recognize these up-and-coming leaders, this is our eleventh year” said VBM Publisher John Boutin. “We received over 190 outstanding nominations this year. Despite the pandemic, we are very excited that people took the time to nominate these great candidates.
The five judges had a difficult time picking the top 40. These young professionals have chosen to make Vermont home. For these young professionals it’s not just about business. It’s about them making a difference in their communities,” Boutin said.
Vermont Business Magazine will honor Vermont's most accomplished young leaders at a Rising Stars virtual event in November. The honorees will also be featured in the November issue of Vermont Business Magazine.
FAST FACTS: Of the 40 honorees, there are 16 men and 24 women. There are 15 from Chittenden County, 3 from Windham County, 5 from Rutland County, 4 from Bennington County, 5 from Washington County, 3 from Caledonia County, 1 from Lamoille County, 1 from Franklin County, 1 from Orleans County, and 3 from Orange County. The average age of the honorees is 34 years old. The oldest is 39 and the youngest is 27 years old.
You are invited to the VIRTUAL
BUSINESS EVENT OF THE YEAR!
of celebration and networking
with Vermont's rising stars!
2020 Rising Stars Award Ceremony
On November 10th join Vermont Business Magazine to honor 40 of Vermont's most accomplished young leaders at the Rising Stars Ceremony. Award recipients were selected by a panel of judges for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and their communities. The awards ceremony will be held virtually.
When: November 10, 2020
Rising Stars Class of 2020
Jazmin Averbuck - Girl Scouts Green & White Mtns - Thetford
Jenna Baird - Baird Farm Maple Syrup - North Chittenden
Jeffrey Bartley - Champlain Valley Exposition - Fairfax
Matt Borg - Carrier Roasting Co. - Montpelier
Andrew Bouchard - North Country Supervisory Union - Holland
Katherine Brady - RNL & Associates - Rutland
Ashlyn Bristle - Rebop Farm - Brattleboro
Hannah Cofiell - Butter Mountain Bakery - West Marlboro
Samantha Christie - Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain - South Burlington
Aditi Datta - VtSBDC - Burlington
Xusana Davis - State of Vermont - Lamoille County
Thifeen Deen - Office of Congressman Peter Welch - Burlington
Kayla Donohue - United Way of Northwest Vermont - Jericho
Alex Figueroa - Southwestern Vermont Medical Center - Bennington
Allie Futty - Vermont Assoc Blind & Visually Impaired - Burlington
Christy Gallese - Burlington School District - Charlotte
Joe Giallanella - Seventh Generation - Burlington
Irene Green - Northern Stage Company - White River Jct
Jean Hamilton - ShiftMeals - Plainfield
Nate Hausman - Clean Energy States Alliance - Montpelier
Rebecca James - Johnson Lambert LLP - Essex Junction
Sarah Lafferty - White Market - Lyndonville
Amy Laramie - Killington Resort - Rutland Town
Seth Leonard - Vermont Housing Finance Agency - Winooski
Benjamin Lerner - Old Mill Road Media - East Arlington
Nicolas Longo - Burlington International Airport - Colchester
Kevin Lumpkin - Sheehey Furlong & Behm - Winooski
Marina McCoy - Waste Free Earth - Burlington
Ryan McLaren - Office of Congressman Peter Welch - Burlington
Wayne Miller - Living Proof Mentoring - Hartland
Chad Nichols - Encore Renewable Energy - Burlington
Sarah Perrin - Green Mountain Concessions - Bennington
Steve Peters - Downtown Rutland Partnership - Rutland
Monique Priestley - The Space on Main - Bradford
Hannah Reid - Let’s Grow Kids - Montpelier
Henry Rosario - Outpatch - Tunbridge
Jennie Rozycki - John G. McCullough Free Library - North Bennington
Geoffrey Sewake - Whirligig Brewing - Peacham
Courtney Widli - Castleton University - Brandon
Genna Williams - Vermont Food Bank - Athens