VBM recognizes Vermont’s Rising Stars Class of 2020

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VBM recognizes Vermont’s Rising Stars Class of 2020

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 11:01am -- tim

Outstanding young leaders chosen for contributions to the Vermont economy and their community

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.

Rising Stars Class of 2020

Jazmin Averbuck Thetford Girl Scouts Green & White Mtns 32
Jenna Baird North Chittenden Baird Farm Maple Syrup 30
Jeffrey Bartley Fairfax Champlain Valley Exposition 35
Matt Borg Montpelier Carrier Roasting Co. 35
Andrew Bouchard Holland North Country Supervisory Union 37
Katherine Brady Rutland RNL & Associates 34
Ashlyn Bristle Brattleboro Rebop Farm 34
Hannah Cofiell West Marlboro Butter Mountain Bakery 31
Aditi Datta Burlington VtSBDC 29
Xusana Davis Lamoille County State of Vermont 31
Thifeen Deen Burlington Office of Congressman Peter Welch 38
Kayla Donohue Jericho United Way of Northwest Vermont 29
Alex Figueroa Bennington Southwestern Vermont Medical Center 29
Allie Futty Burlington Vermont Assoc Blind & Visually Impaired 31
Christy Gallese Charlotte Burlington School District 39
Joe Giallanella Burlington Seventh Generation 39
Irene Green White River Jct Northern Stage Company 38
Jean Hamilton Plainfield ShiftMeals 38
Nate Hausman Montpelier Clean Energy States Alliance 39
Rebecca James Essex Johnson Lambert LLP 37
Samantha Christie South Burlington Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain 28
Sarah Lafferty Lyndonville White Market 31
Amy Laramie Rutland Town Killington Resort 33
Seth Leonard Winooski Vermont Housing Finance Agency 38
Benjamin Lerner East Arlington Old Mill Road Media 29
Nicolas Longo Colchester Burlington International Airport 35
Kevin Lumpkin Winooski Sheehey Furlong & Behm 35
Marina McCoy Burlington Waste Free Earth 27
Ryan McLaren Burlington Office of Congressman Peter Welch 35
Wayne Miller Hartland Living Proof Mentoring 33
Chad Nichols Burlington Encore Renewable Energy 38
Sarah Perrin Bennington Green Mountain Concessions 39
Steve Peters Rutland Downtown Rutland Partnership 33
Monique Priestley Bradford The Space on Main 34
Hannah Reid Montpelier Let's Grow Kids 38
Henry Rosario Tunbridge Outpatch 29
Jennie Rozycki North Bennington John G. McCullough Free Library 38
Geoffrey Sewake Peacham Whirligig Brewing 39
Courtney Widli Brandon Castleton University 29
Genna Williams Athens Vermont Food Bank 30