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