Lisa M. Ventriss is President and chief spokesperson of Vermont Business Roundtable, a non-partisan, non-political, public affairs organization comprised of 115 CEOs from among the state’s most successful private sector and not-for-profit employers. Through thoughtful policy research and analysis, collaboration and advocacy, the Roundtable seeks to leverage the entrepreneurial capital of its members to benefit the welfare of all Vermonters on economic, social and environmental matters.
Prior to joining the Roundtable in 2002, Ms. Ventriss was President of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (1997-2002).
Ms. Ventriss currently serves on the boards of Champlain College; Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation; Maine Mutual Group; People’s United Bank, as chair of the Vermont Advisory Board; the University of Vermont; and, Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies. She also serves on the board of Mercy Connections, as chair.
In 2009 Ms. Ventriss was appointed by Governor Douglas to the Building Bright Futures Council, which is organized to create a unified system of quality health, early care and education supports for young children and their families. She currently serves as co-chair. In 2010 Ms. Ventriss was presented with the Key Achieve Award by KeyBank, in recognition of her years of leadership and contributions to both the business and non-profit communities throughout Vermont.
Ms. Ventriss is a native of Middlebury, VT and holds a Master of Public Administration and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Vermont. She is married and has three sons.
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Born in Indiana and raised in Northern Virginia, Sherra has resided in Vermont since 1999. She received her post-secondary education at Champlain College (summa cum laude), earning a B.S. in Multimedia/Graphic Design.