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

Secretary's Office

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 Financial Manager I 802-622-4166

Business Recruitment

Casey Mock
Executive Director, Economic Progress Council

Business Support

Nick Grimley Economic Development Director 802-798-2328
Kristie Farnham Economic Development Specialist 802-398-5268
Brett Long Deputy Commissioner 802-461-9353
Vacant Director of Strategic and Policy Initiatives    

Captive Insurance

Ian Davis Financial Services Director 802-398-5192

EB-5 Vermont Regional Center

Joan Goldstein  Commissioner, DED 802-272-2399

Vermont Economic Progress Council (VEPC)

Casey Mock Executive Director 802-798-2221
Abbie Sherman Grant Programs Manager 802-828-3230

Vermont Global Trade Partnership (VGTP)

Katie Corrigan Senior Economic Development Specialist 802-272-1420

Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VT PTAC)

Joanne Spaulding Director 802-522-9135
Elizabeth Adams Procurement Counselor I - Rutland Office 802-272-1587
Leonarda Stewart Administrative Services Coordinator II
Babette Lizotte Procurement Counselor II – Burlington Office
(Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle Counties)
Brenda Plastridge Procurement Counselor  - Newport Office
(Essex, Orleans, Calendonia Counties)
Vacant Procurement Services Coordinator - (Addison, Lamoille, Orange, Washington Counties)    
Ed Williams Procurement Counselor II - Springfield Office
Brattleboro Office
802-885-3061x202 (M/T/F)
802-885-3061x219 (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
Jacob Hemmerick Planning and Policy Manager 802-828-5249

Grants Management

Ann Karlene Kroll Grants Management Director 802-828-5225
Cassie Bell Grants Management Specialist 802-828-5211
Quin Mann Environmental Officer 802-828-1357
Vacant Grants Management Analyst 802-828-5226  
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  Historic Site Administrator 802-447-0550
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
Nathan Cleveland Community Development Specialist,

Caledonia, Essex, Orange, Orleans, Windham, and Windsor Counties
Patrick Scheld Community Development Specialist,

Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, and Lamoille Counties
Vacant Community Development Specialist,
Addison, Bennington, Rutland, and Washington Counties

Department of Tourism & Marketing (VDTM)

Knight, Wendy Commissioner, VDTM 802-798-2191
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 Financial Administrator 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
Vacant Advertising Sales Director    
Vacant 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
Kimberly Baker Financial Manager III 802-595-4820 kimberly.baker@vermont,gov
Sharon Batdorff Administrative Assistant B 802-828-1093
Lori Chalmers IT Director 802-622-4608
Christine Dewyea Contracts and Grants Administrator 802-828-5678
Kathy Holt Financial Administrator II 802-828-5206
Alex Ibey IT Project Manager IV 802-272-1670
Ken Jones Economic Research Analyst 802-828-3119
John Kessler General Counsel II 802-828-5202
Melissa Prindiville Database Administrator III 802-461-7115
Jonathan Rood Information Technology Analyst II 802-522-5827
Elaine Sopchak Think Vermont Project Mgr/Special Programs Dir 802-505-1795
Katheran Thayer Gosselin Finance Director III 802-249-2078
Tim Tierney Special Projects Director 802-505-5496
Trisha Watson IT Project Manager IV 802-505-5552
Charlie Zimmermann Senior Information Technologist 802-272-4021

Vermont Center for Geographic Information

John Adams VCGI Director 802-522-0172
Jennifer Bower GIS Professional III
Mike Brouillette GIS Professional IV 802-882-3008
Ivan Brown Database Administrator III 802-882-3005
Vacant Outreach Coordinator and Project Manager 802-882-3002  
Steve Sharp GIS Professional V 802-882-3006

Chief Marketing Office (CMO)

Heather Pelham Chief Marketing Officer 802-477-2727
Erin Robinson 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

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