Lake Champlain Chamber's Leadership Champlain graduates 32nd cohort

Vermont Business Magazine The 32nd cohort of the Lake Champlain Chamber’s Leadership Champlain program celebrated their graduation at Hotel Vermont earlier this week.

Since 1989, Leadership Champlain has ensured the community’s most influential and esteemed leaders are knowledgeable about issues, well-networked and passionate about our region’s success.

“This distinguished cohort of 35 community leaders were trailblazers as they completed their entire Leadership Champlain experience virtually,” says Program Director Tori Colarusso. “They spent nine months becoming educated on the different challenges facing our community and serving local organizations while grappling with the many changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Their dedication to our community is inspiring.”

The Leadership Champlain Class of 2021 completed service projects for Hunger Free Vermont, Turning Point Center of Chittenden County, Burlington Electric Department, Chittenden County Accountable Community for Health, Age Well and Burlington Rotary Club.

Congratulations to the Leadership Champlain Class of 2021:

Scott Anderson, Mascoma Bank

Barry Blixt II, Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence

Eric Boehm, United Way of Northwest Vermont

Lindsay Colburn, VBT Bicycling Vacations

Chelsea Condos, Gallagher, Flynn & Company

Kelsey Conway, Special Olympics Vermont

Katie Dorey, Burlington Electric Department

Erin Evarts, Lyric Theatre Company

Janine Fleri, Community Health Centers of Burlington

Calli Genlot, Greater Burlington YMCA

Katherine Hays, Wake Robin

Madeline Howard, Pomerleau Real Estate

Corey Johnson, Vermont Gas Systems

Kendra Kenney, Pomerleau Real Estate

Sarah Kessler, University of Vermont Medical Center

Catherine Lange, Freeman French Freeman

Ethan LaPlante, PC Construction Company

Lisa Lubas, Tetra Tech ARD

Megan Majonen, Tetra Tech ARD

Devin McKnight, Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C.

Zachary Musgrave, Hickok & Boardman Capital Management

Adam Nichols, Vermont Air National Guard

Alexis Peters, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

Kristen Poston, Vermont Gas Systems

Molly Quinn, Sugarbush Mountain Resort, Inc.

Christopher Rocheleau, Husky Injection Molding Systems

Adrianne Schulz, Vermont Air National Guard

Joshua Scowcroft, SymQuest

Jennifer Seaver, NEFCU

Jonathan Seaver, People’s United Bank

Michael Simoneau Jr., Geri Reilly Real Estate

John Stoughton, Burlington Police Department

Graham Turk, Green Mountain Power

Alexander Watson, Hanson & Doremus Investment Management

Michael Woulf, People’s United Bank

The Lake Champlain Chamber would like to express gratitude to Freeman French Freeman architects with LN Consulting Engineers, Servidio Engineering, and Engelberth Construction for sponsoring the full tuition for the Greater Burlington YMCA this year.

The Lake Champlain Chamber sponsored the tuition of Detective John Stoughton at the Burlington Police Department.

Leadership Champlain is a professional development and community engagement program of the Lake Champlain Chamber with a mission to foster growth and leadership in influencers and decision-makers who will serve our community now and in the future.

To learn more about Leadership Champlain, visit

If you are interested in applying for participation in a future year, email [email protected] and you will be notified when the next round of applications goes live.

Lake Champlain Chamber powers prosperity in the Lake Champlain region through five distinct points: seeking economic opportunity for all; celebrating business ownership and entrepreneurship; promoting a robust, diversified visitor economy; cultivating community leadership; and nurturing emerging talent.

To learn more about Lake Champlain Chamber, visit