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The Agency of Commerce and Community Development is comprised of the following areas:

Michael Schirling Secretary 802-828-3080
Ted Brady Deputy Secretary 802-828-3080
Kitty Sweet Executive Assistant  802-828-3080

Department of Economic Development (DED)

Joan Goldstein
Shelley Pembroke Marketing and Projects Coordinator  802-828-5765
Kristen Ziter Business Administrator 802-828-1390

Business Recruitment

Fred Kenney
Executive Director, Economic Progress Council

Business Support

Ian Davis Economic Development Policy Specialist 802-398-5195
Vacant Economic Development Director    
Kristie Farnham Economic Development Specialist 802-398-5268
Brett Long Executive Director, Business Support & International Trade 802-461-9353

Captive Insurance

Dan Towle Financial Services Director 802-828-5232

EB-5 Vermont Regional Center

Joan Goldstein  Commissioner, DED 802-272-2399

Vermont Economic Progress Council (VEPC)

Fred Kenney Executive Director 802-777-8192
Kimberly Baker Grants Management Specialist 802-828-3230

Vermont Global Trade Partnership (VGTP)

Katie Corrigan Senior Economic Development Specialist 802-272-1420

Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VT PTAC)

Robin Miller Director 802-522-2526
Elizabeth Adams Procurement Counselor I - Rutland Office 802-272-1587
Vacant Technology and ProgramTechnician
Babette Lizotte Procurement Counselor II – Burlington Office
(Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle Counties)
Brenda Plastridge Procurement Counselor  - Newport Office
Partnership w/Vt Small Business Development Center
(Essex, Orleans, Calendonia Counties)
Joanne Spaulding Procurement Specialist - (Addison, Lamoille, Orange, Washington Counties) 802-522-9135
Ed Williams Procurement Counselor II - Springfield Office
Brattleboro Office
802-885-3061x202 (M/T/F)
802-857-7731x219 (W/TH)

Vermont Training Program

John Young Workforce Training Program Director 802-355-2725

Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)

Katie Buckley Commissioner 802-828-3080
Josh Hanford Deputy Commissioner 802-828-3080
Dale Azaria General Counsel 802-828-5245
Kitty Sweet Executive Assistant  802-828-3080

Community Planning &  Revitalization

Chris Cochran Director 802-595-5410
Richard Amore Planning and Project Manager 802-828-5229
Gary Holloway Downtown Program Coordinator 802-828-3220
Faith Ingulsrud Planning Coordinator 802-828-5228
Annina Seiler Grants Management Specialist 802-828-1948

Grants Management

Ann Karlene Kroll Grants Management Director 802-828-5225
Cassie Bell Grants Management Specialist 802-828-5211
Patrick Scheld Grants Management Specialist, Disaster Recovery 802-828-1365
Quin Mann Environmental Officer 802-828-1357
Ray Marzbani Sr. Grants Management Analyst 802-828-5226
Jessica Mendizabal Grants Management Specialist, Disaster Recovery 802-828-1742
Tamera Pariseau Grants Management Specialist, Disaster Recovery 802-828-3671


Shaun Gilpin Housing Policy Specialist 802-828-1346
Arthur Hamlin
Housing Program Coordinator - Mobile Home Parks

Division for Historic Preservation

Laura Trieschmann State Historic Preservation Officer 802-828-3222
Yvonne Benney Basque Historic Resources Specialist 802-828-1381
Jesse Blondin Financial Administrator 802-828-5203
Devin Colman State Architectural Historian 802-828-3043
Caitlin Corkins Tax Credits & Grants Coordinator 802-828-3047
Scott Dillon Survey Archaeologist 802- 272-7358
James Duggan Historic Preservation Review Coordinator 802-477-2288
Jenni Lavoie Administrative Assistant 802-828-3540
Elizabeth Peebles Historic Resources Specialist 802-828-3049
Jess Robinson State Archaeologist 802-272-2509
Debra Sayers Administrative Services Coordinator 802-828-3213
Tracy Martin State Owned Historic Sites Section Chief 802-828-3051 
Marylou Chicote Bennington Monument Site Administrator 802-477-0550
Elsa Gilbertson Historic Sites Regional Administrator 802-759-2412
William Jenney Historic Sites Regional Administrator 802-672-3773

Vermont Community Development Program (VCDP)

Cindy Blondin Grants Management Specialist 802-828-5219
Carl Bohlen Community Development Specialist,
Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange and Washington Counties
Nathan Cleveland Community Development Specialist
Caledonia, Essex, Orleans, Windham and Windsor Counties
Claire Forbes Community Development Specialist
Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, and Rutland Counties

Department of Tourism & Marketing (VDTM)

Vacant Commissioner, VDTM    
Steven Cook Deputy Commissioner, VDTM 802-522-2896
David Burnell Marketing Coordinator 802-828-3367
Hilary DelRoss Cultural Heritage Tourism Coordinator 802-505-0753
Kathleen Kolva Sales Manager for International & Domestic Tourism 802-272-2633
Jerri Lamson Admin. Services Coordinator II 802-828-5774
Patrick MacCormack Digital Marketing Coordinator 802-828-1945
Philip Tortora Director of Communications 802-522-7323

Vermont Life Magazine

Bill Anderson Managing Editor 802-828-3792
David Goodman Production Manager 802-828-5534
Christopher McGee Advertising Sales Director 802-272-6253
Mary Hegarty Nowlan Editor 802-828-5538
Thomas Taylor Publishing Assistant 802-828-5533
Judy Thurlow Managing Editor, Vermont Life Media 802-828-5532
Paul Williams VT Life Associate Publisher 802-828-1680


Lisa Allard Financial Manager II 802-828-3238
Sharon Batdorff Administrative Assistant B 802-828-1093
Christine Dewyea Contracts and Grants Administrator 802-828-5678
Kathy Holt Financial Administrator II 802-828-5206
Alex Ibey IT Project Manager III 802-272-1670
Ken Jones Economic Research Analyst 802-828-3119
John Kessler General Counsel II 802-828-5202
Lucie MacAskill Financial Manager III 802-828-5213
Pam Mackenzie Executive Assistant 802-622-4051
Vacant Director of Information Technology & Performance Management    
Vacant Financial Administrator III    
Melissa Prindiville Database Administrator III 802-461-7115
Jonathan Rood Information Technology Analyst II 802-522-5827
Katheran Thayer Gosselin Finance Director III 802-249-2078
Trisha Watson IT Project Manager III 802-505-5552
Charlie Zimmermann Senior Information Technologist 802-272-4021

Vermont Center for Geographic Information

John Adams VCGI Director 802-522-0172
Mike Brouillette GIS Specialist IV 802-882-3008
Ivan Brown Database Administrator III 802-882-3005
Leslie Pelch Outreach Coordinator and Project Manager 802-882-3002
Steve Sharp GIS Specialist V 802-882-3006
Vacant GIS Specialist III 802-828-3162  

Chief Marketing Office (CMO

Heather Pelham Chief Marketing Officer 802-477-2727
Erin Salls Marketing Manager 802-828-3208


Contact Us

Michael Schirling, Secretary

Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary

Main Agency Number

One National Life Drive
Deane C. Davis Building, 6th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501

National Life Campus Parking