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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  802-585-8225
Kristen Ziter Financial Manager I 802-622-4166

Business Recruitment

Tim Tierney Economic Development Director 802-505-5496

Business Support

Brett Long Deputy Commissioner 802-461-9353
Kristie Farnham Director 802-398-5268
Daegan Goodman Economic Development Specialist II 802-622-4193
Nick Grimley Director Entrepreneurship & Tech Commercialization  802-798-2328
Paul Williams Grants Management Specialist 802-249-1180

Captive Insurance

Ian Davis Director 802-398-5192

Vermont Economic Progress Council (VEPC)

Megan Sullivan 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
Leonarda Stewart Administrative Services Coordinator II
Bonnie Sanders Procurement Specialist - Montpelier Ofiice (Addison, Lamoille, Orange and Washington Counties) 802-585-6109
Babette Lizotte Procurement Counselor II – Burlington Office
(Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties)
Brenda Plastridge Procurement Counselor II - Newport Office
(Essex, Orleans and Calendonia Counties)
Elizabeth Adams

Procurement Counselor II - Rutland Office (Bennington and Rutland Counties)


Ed Williams Procurement Counselor II - Springfield Office
Brattleboro Office                                  (Windham and Windsor Counties)
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
Jacob Hemmerick Planning and Policy Manager 802-828-5249
Gary Holloway Downtown Program Coordinator 802-828-3220
Faith Ingulsrud Planning Coordinator 802-828-5228
Jenni Lavoie Administrative Services Coordinator 802-828-1948

Grants Management

Ann Karlene Kroll Grants Management Director 802-828-5225
Cassie Bell Grants Management Analyst 802-828-5211
Joseph LeClair Grants Management Analyst 802-828-5226
Quin Mann Environmental Officer 802-828-1357


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
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
Julia Connell Community Development Specialist,
Addison, Lamoille and Washington Counties
Patrick Scheld Community Development Specialist,
Bennington, Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, and Rutland Counties

Department of Tourism & Marketing (VDTM)

Knight, Wendy Commissioner, VDTM 802-798-2191
Vacant Deputy Commissioner, VDTM    
David Burnell Marketing Coordinator 802-828-3367
Hilary DelRoss Cultural Heritage Tourism Coordinator 802-505-0753
Sara DeFilippi Sales Manager for International & Domestic Tourism 802-272-2633
Nate Formalarie Director of Communications 802-522-7323
Jerri Lamson Financial Administrator II 802-828-5774
Patrick MacCormack Digital Marketing Coordinator 802-828-1945


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
Christine Dewyea Contracts and Grants Administrator 802-828-5678
Kathy Holt Financial Administrator II 802-828-5206
Ken Jones Economic Research Analyst 802-828-3119
John Kessler General Counsel II 802-828-5202
Elaine Sopchak Think Vermont/Special Projects Dir 802-505-1795
Katheran Thayer Gosselin Finance Director III 802-249-2078
Vacant Private Secretary    

Information Technology

Lori Chalmers Agency of Digital Services Director 802-622-4608
Melissa Prindiville Database Administrator III 802-461-7115
Jonathan Rood Information Technology Analyst II 802-522-5827
Charlie Zimmermann Senior Information Technologist 802-272-4021

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

Secretary's Office

Agency Main Number

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

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