2020 Rising Stars Award Ceremony, November 10

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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.


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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
Time: 5:30pm


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




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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 5:30pm