Annual Meeting

VBR is Proud to Kick Off its 33rd Year with

Thurs, Jan 9th  | Delta Hotels  |  1117 Williston Rd.  |  South Burlington, VT

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($125 per guest)
Members are invited to bring a CEO or Senior Level Guest

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10:30am – New Member Orientation (optional)
11:30am – Registration Opens and Networking
12:00pm – Luncheon, with Keynote Speaker, Lindsay Kurrle on Economic & Workforce Development
1:00pm – Business Meeting, including Legislative Preview with John Hollar, DRM
2:00pm – Vermont’s Economic Scene: Seth Bowden, Vice President, GBIC
2:30pm – Networking
3:00pm – The State of Higher Education Panel Discussion
4:15pm – Breakout Session
5:00pm – Networking Reception

Lindsay Kurrle, Secretary of Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Prior to becoming Agency secretary in September 2019, Ms. Kurrle served as Labor commissioner beginning January 2017. Before joining the Scott Administration, she managed operations for Kurrle Fuels and Transport, a Montpelier-based small business she co-owned with her husband, Jim. In addition to running her company, she worked at Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice. She also previously worked for the State of Vermont as the assistant director of statewide financial reporting. Prior to that, Kurrle worked as a staff accountant, certified public accountant, and a governmental audit specialist, collaborating extensively with the State of Vermont and the State of New Hampshire for financial and federal funds’ audits.

Vermont’s Economic Scene
Seth Bowden, Vice President, Greater Burlington Industrial Corp.
s the Vice President for GBIC, Seth manages research and publication efforts, in addition to working with value-added businesses looking to receive State and Federal economic development grants and incentives.

While at GBIC, Seth has authored the State’s Higher Education Task Force report under the direction of then-Governor Jim Douglas, and is a co-author of the Vermont Science and Technology Plan for EPSCoR. He has served as the Chair of the Economic Subcommittee for ECOS and Co-Chair of Vermont’s Science and Technology Plan Committee.

Seth lives in Burlington, and prior to working with GBIC was an independent consultant, collaborating on projects with the Snelling Center for Government and GBIC.

He graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.A. in Political Science and minors in Economics and English.

The State of Higher Education Panel Discussion
Scott Giles
, President and CEO, Vermont Student Assistance Corp.
Thomas McHenry
, President, Vermont Law School
Katie Mobley
, Dean of Enrollment and Community Relations, CCV
David Provost
, Executive Vice President for Finance & Administration and Treasurer, Middlebury College
Dr. Lorraine Sterritt
, President, Saint Michael’s College


Cancellation Policy: Registrations may be cancelled without penalty to receive full refund until January 2nd. After that date, we cannot offer refunds.

Event Contact: Sherra Bourget [email protected] or (802) 865-0410