Officers and Directors


Mary G. Powell, Chair

Mary Powell joined Green Mountain Power in 1998 after experience as a business owner and in business management at the executive level in both the public and private sector. Prior to Green Mountain Power Corporation, Ms. Powell served as President of HRworks, Inc., from 1997 to 1998. Ms. Powell served as Senior Vice President of Community Banking for KeyBank in Vermont. Ms. Powell worked for The Reserve Fund in New York City as the Associate Director of Operations. She also worked in the Human Resources Department for the State of Vermont. In February 2004, Ms. Powell was recognized by Fast Company magazine as one of the top fifty business leaders in the United States for the work she led reinventing a traditional utility company.

Winthrop H. 'Win' Smith, Jr., Vice Chair

Win Smith is the chairman of WHS Holdings, LLC, a private firm that acitively invests in businesses, one of which is Summit Ventures, the owner of Sugarbush Resort.

In addition to his role as Vice Chair of Vermont Business Roundtable's Board, Mr. Smith serves as a Director of AGF Management, Ltd., Eaton Vance Corporation, Richardson Financial Group, Richardson GMP, Ltd, Winthrop H. Smith, Jr. Family Foundation, and is the Chair of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Robert E. 'Rob' Simpson, Secretary

Dr. Rob Simpson was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Brattleboro Retreat in 2006. He joined the Retreat with more than 30 years of commitment to the treatment of individuals experiencing mental health and addiction issues, as well as extensive experience in the management of mental health and substance abuse programs. He is a graduate of Amherst College, Simmons College (MSW), Harvard University (MPH) and the University of Utah where he earned a doctorate in Social Work.

Prior to joining the Retreat Dr. Simpson served as CEO of Arbour Hospital, a member of the Universal Health Services, Inc., in Boston. In earlier executive management positions he has served as Chief Operating Officer of Behavioral Healthcare and Sr. Vice President of Government Relations at the Sisters of Providence Health System, and Vice President of Behavioral Health and Cancer Services at Baystate Health System in Springfield, MA.

G. Kenneth 'Ken' Perine, Treasurer

Ken Perine became the President and CEO of the National Bank of Middlebury in January of 1992. Prior to that time, he served as its Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from January 1990 to December 1991. and from May 1987 to December 1989 at its Vice President of mortgage lending. Mr. Perine graduated from Dartmouth College in June of 1973 with a B.A. in Geography.

Mr. Perine also serves as Director of Middlebury Community House, Porter Hospital and Vermont Housing and Conservation Board.



Edward F. 'Ted' Adler
Founder and President
Union Street Media

Leon J. Berthiaume
General Manager
St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, Inc.

Gregory G. 'Greg' Bourgea
Co-Managing Partner
Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP

Renee Bourget-Place
Managing Partner

Jill Berry Bowen
Northwestern Medical Center, Inc.

Jo Bradley
Chief Executive Officer
Vermont Economic Development Authority

Timothy J. Donovan
Vermont State Colleges

Don C. George
President and CEO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont

A. Donald Gilbert, Jr.
President and CEO
Vermont Gas Systems,Inc.

Geoff Glaspie
Plant Manager
Husky Injection Molding

Tommy A. Harmon, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sonnax Industries, Inc.

Pierre LeBlanc
Engelberth Construction, Inc.

Leslee A. MacKenzie
Owner and President
Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty

Paul Millman
Chroma Technology Corporation

Brian R. Murphy
Managing Partner
Dinse Knapp & McAndrew PC

G. Kenneth 'Ken' Perine
National Bank of Middlebury

Mary G. Powell
President and Chief Executive Officer
Green Mountain Power Corporation

Michael L. Seaver
Vermont President
People's United Bank

William Shouldice, IV
President and CEO
Vermont Teddy Bear Co.

Robert E. Simpson
President and CEO
Brattleboro Retreat

Winthrop H. 'Win' Smith, Jr.
Sugarbush Resort

John Wilking
Neville Companies Inc.