VBM recognizes Vermont’s Rising Stars Class of 2018

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VBM recognizes Vermont’s Rising Stars Class of 2018

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 4:46pm -- tim

Outstanding young leaders chosen for contributions to the Vermont economy and their communities. VBM file photo of previous award ceremonies.

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Business Magazine is proud to announce the winners of its Rising Stars recognition award. The list is comprised 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,” said VBM Publisher John Boutin.

“We received over 220 outstanding nominations this year. The six judges had a difficult time picking the top 40. These young professionals have chosen to make Vermont home. For them it’s not just about business, it’s about making a difference in their communities,” Boutin said.

Vermont Business Magazine will honor Vermont's most accomplished young leaders at the Rising Stars dinner on November 8th. The dinner will be held Trader Dukes Hotel in South Burlington. The honorees will also be featured in the November issue of Vermont Business Magazine.

FAST FACTS: Of the 40 honorees, there are 10 men and 30 women. There are 14 from Chittenden County, 7 from Bennington County, 6 from Rutland County, 6 from Washington County, 2 from Lamoille County, 1 from Caledonia County, 1 from Franklin County, 1 from Grand Isle County, 1 from Orleans County, and 1 from Windham County. The average age of the winners is 32 years old. The oldest is 39 and the youngest is 24 years old.

Rising Stars Class of 2018

Erin Anderson - Rutland Economic Development Corporation - Rutland

Kim Anderson - Community Health Centers of Burlington - Grand Isle

Kayla Becker - Catamount Connections - Bennington

Alicia Browning - Stone & Browning Property Management - Barre

Kristi Cross - Southwestern Vermont Medical Center - Bennington

Mike Cutler - CAT-TV - Bennington

Ian Davis - Vermont Department of Economic Development - Burlington

Sarah DeGray - REV Indoor Cycling - Burlington

Sara DeLance - Heritage Family Credit Union - Rutland

Michael Delehanty - Rutland City Fire Department - Rutland

Dora Dernavich - Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty - Essex Junction

Maire Folan - Green Mountain Farm-to-School - Derby

Bailey Gokey - Fab-Tech, Inc. - Colchester

Jennifer Goldberg - Vermont Wine Merchants Co - Winooski

Dan Groberg - Montpelier Alive - Montpelier

Rick Hildebrant - Rutland Regional Medical Center - Clarendon

Christian Hunt - Vermont State Police - Jeffersonville

Abigail Long - Kingdom Trails - East Burke 

Erin Lorentz - GWC Communications, Inc./Vermont Wood Works Council - Rutland

Michelle Marrocco - The Lightning Jar - Bennington

Kate McCarthy - Vermont Natural Resources Council - Montpelier

Kate McInnis - Marathon Health - Burlington

Nicole Moran - VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region - Rutland

Chris Oldham - Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless - Bennington

Corey Parent - Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group - St Albans

Katherine Partington - Mondo Mediaworks - Guilford

Caitlin Pascucci - Sangha Studio - Burlington

Ryan Polly - University of Vermont Medical Center - Burlington

Sam Roach-Gerber - Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET) - Burlington

Julia Rogers - EnRoute Consulting - Stowe

Krysta Sadowski - Gallagher Flynn and Co. - South Burlington

Phura Sherpa - Sherpa Foods LLC - South Burlington

Erin Sigrist - Vermont Retail & Grocers Association - Montpelier

Nikki Tetrault - Dealer.com - Colchester

Corrina Thurston - Corrina A. Thurston Studios - Barre

Destenie Vital - Burlington Electric Department - Burlington

Kelly Walsh - Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports - Burlington

Anne Watson - City of Montpelier - Montpelier

Forest Weyen - Bennington Rescue Squad - Bennington

Heather Wright - WrightJones PLC - Bennington

Source: Vermont Business Magazine. 10.1.2018