Vermont Business Magazine Rising Stars 2015

Once again Third Generation Media & Design was honored to help broadcast this great event.

Vermont Business Magazine is proud to announce the winners of its Rising Stars recognition award. The list is comprised of 40 winners under the age of 40. Award recipients were selected by a panel of judges for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and involvement in their communities.

“We are thrilled by the response to this initiative to recognize these up-and-coming leaders,” said VBM Publisher John Boutin. “We received over 100 outstanding nominations this year. The judges had a difficult time picking the top 40. These young professionals have chosen to make Vermont home. For these young professionals it’s not just about business. It’s about them making a difference in their communities,” Boutin said.

Vermont Business Magazine will honor Vermont’s most accomplished young leaders at the Rising Stars dinner on November 5th. The dinner will be held at the Hampton Inn Burlington Hotel in Colchester. The honorees will also be featured in the November issue of Vermont Business Magazine.

FAST FACTS: Of the 40 honorees, there are 20 men and 20 women. There are 13 from Chittenden County, 10 from Washington County, 3 from Franklin County , 1 from Windsor County, 9 from Rutland County, 3 from Addison County and 1 from Orange County. The largest county increase was Rutland County, up 8 from 2014. The average age of the winners is 32 years old. The oldest is 39 and the youngest is 22 years old.

Judges: Thomas Leavitt, President & CEO, Northfield Savings Bank, Anson Tebbetts, News Director, WCAX, Margi Swett, President, Vermont Trophy and Engraving, Linda Rossi, State Director VtSBDC, Joe Merone, Senior Executive Producer, Vermont Public Television, Nicole Ravlin, Partner, People Making Good Public Relations and Elizabeth Wohl, Director, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC.

Allyson Bartlett – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont

Andrew Brown – Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

Katie Budreski – Stone Environmental, Inc.

Alex Bunten – The Charlotte News Inc.

Tori Carton – Hotel Vermont

Ryan Christiansen – Caledonia Spirits

Faye Conte – Hunger Free Vermont

Cara Cookson – Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services

Sivan Cotel – Stonecutter Spirits

Jessica Dennison – Vermont Manufacturing Services

Nicole Densmore – Rutland Recreation & Parks Department

Jared Duval- Vermont Department of Economic Development

Zachariah Fike – Purple Hearts Reunited

Gwen Flewelling – O’Brien Shortle Reynolds & Sabotka, PC

Ali Freeman – WCAX-TV

Mark Frier – The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room/The Bench

Andrew Godin – Godin Farm

Will Gormly – Mountain Cider Company

David Gurtman – Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew PC

Paul Heintz – Seven Days

Melinda Humphrey – Green Mountain Power

Naila Jahan – Middlebury College

Kendra Kenney – Donahue & Associates

Abbi Kiley – VSECU

Jamison Kimberly – Vermont Economic Development Authority

Ben Kinnaman – Greensea Systems, Inc

Alison Kosakowski – Vermont Agency of Agriculture

Annie Mackin – Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

Nick Managan – Cabot Creamery Cooperative

Andrew Pearce – Andrew Pearce

Korrine Rodrigue – University of Miami/Project VISION

Steven Roy – Wiemann Lamphere Architects

Joshua Schwartz – Mad River Valley Planning District

Jonathan Skates – Casella Waste Solutions

Sas Stewart – Stonecutter Spirits

Lyz Tomsuden – Downtown Rutland Partnership

Brian Townsend – Vermont Agency of Education

Amanda Wheeler – Rutland Region Community Television (PEGTV)

Sarah Wojcik – Ski Vermont / Vermont Ski Areas Association

Andrew Wood – Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation

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