The Lake Champlain Chamber has selected the Leadership Champlain Class of 2021 — the 32nd class of the Chamber’s signature program for established community leaders.
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 37 talented community leaders will spend nine months immersed in an interactive learning experience, examining our region’s history, assets and challenges alongside a network of fellow decision-makers,” says Program Director Tori Colarusso. “They will graduate armed with a deep understanding of our community, a rich network of established and emerging local leaders, and a greater sense of their own leadership qualities.”
This year’s Leadership Champlain class will run a bit differently in light of COVID-19. Apart from the two-day Opening Retreat at Basin Harbor in September, each of the seminar days will take place virtually. The program will kick off in September and the cohort will graduate in June.
We would like to extend our gratitude to Freeman French Freeman architects with LN Consulting Engineers, Servidio Engineering, and Engelbeth Construction for sponsoring 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.
Introducing 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, Donahue & Associates
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.
David Richards, Vermont Construction
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
Michael Thomas, Dinse P.C.
Graham Turk, Green Mountain Power
Alexander Watson, Hanson & Doremus Investment Management
Michael Woulf, People’s United Bank
If you are interested in applying for participation in a future year, email Tori Colarusso and you will be notified when the next round of applications goes live.