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Professional Mentorship

LCRCC’s Professional Mentoring Program is a cross-company, cross-industry mentoring initiative that facilitates one-on-one learning and leadership development opportunities between up-and-coming professionals and experienced leaders in our community. Mentees and mentors meet a minimum of one time each month for six months to discuss the mentee’s goals, exchange ideas, and learn. Mentors are identified based on their skills, experience, knowledge of the community, and interest in serving. The program enables participants to gain support and feedback as they seek to grow personally and professionally.

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN

We are currently accepting applications for the 2019/2020 Program. The deadline for applying is September 6, 2019.

Applications are competitive and are subject to confidential evaluation based on completion, quality, and available mentors. Our team takes special care in pairing mentors and mentees based on personal and professional goals and interests, competencies, experience, and expectations. All participants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance. Tuition is due upon acceptance and must be received prior to the start of the program. Tuition is $50 for employees of LCRCC members, $25 for full-time students, and $125 for non-members.

Our Previous Mentors Include:

Robin Turnau – Chief Advancement Office, Shelburne Farms

Charlie Smith – Co-Founder, SAP! Beverages

Sarah Richards – Partner, Gallagher Flynn & Co

Gina Catanzarita – Director of Human Resources, Engelberth Construction

Jody Cole – Senior Vice President, People’s United Bank

Shap Smith – Director, Dinse

Scott Johnstone – CEO, Packetized Energy

Mark Redmond – Executive Director, Spectrum

Nicole Junas Ravlin – President, JunaPR

Doreen Kraft – Executive Director, Burlington City Arts

Hans van Wees – General Manager, Hotel Vermont

Cairn Cross – Co-Founder, Fresh Tracks Capital

Mike Schirling – Secretary, VT Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Judy Peterson – President, Visiting Nurse Association

Stephanie Miller Taylor – Vice President, REM Development

Kurt Gruendling – Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom

Ernie Pomerleau – President, Pomerleau Real Estate

Jesse Beck – President, Freeman French Freeman

Stephanie Wernhoff – Senior Vice President, People’s United Bank

Dawn Francis – Retired, Town Manager – Town of Colchester

Matt DoddsChief Brandthropologist, Brandthropology

Mary Powell – President and CEO, Green Mountain Power

Bill Shouldice – President and CEO, Vermont Teddy Bear

Martha Maksym – Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Human Services

Sara Byers – President and Co-Owner of Leonardo’s Pizza and Leonardo’s of Vermont

Al Gobeille – Owner of Gobeille Hospitality

Jeff Beer – Co-Founder and Principal of Select Design

Beth Fastiggi – Commissioner of Human Resources, State of Vermont

Bill Schubart – Author, Chair of VT College of Fine Arts, Principal of Non-Profit Governance and Strategy, Director The Hinesburgh House

Interested in serving as a mentor? We are looking for mentors with all levels of skills and experience. Fill out a mentor interest form