The Vermont Business Roundtable’s issue and policy analyses are conducted by its various working groups, which are headed by a chief executive and include other CEOs as its members. The working groups conduct studies, develop policy recommendations, and design implementation strategies for action.

On major issues, the working groups develop position statements as a basis for member advocacy, for educational and informational purposes, and for use by the general public. Working groups are created and disbanded as issues arise and action is taken. The Roundtable’s one current working group is dedicated to College and Career Readiness.

At other times, the Roundtable will commission a particular study by consultants that augment the initial work by its own members. As well, the Roundtable will enter into collaborations with other entities to bring their respective talents, expertise, and resources to bear on the issue.

College and Career Readiness Task Force

Chair: Mark Foley, Jr., Owner & President, Foley Services, Inc. and MKF Properties Vice Chair: John Wilking, President Neville Companies, Inc. MEMBERS Don Baker, Vermont Market President KeyBank Renee Bourget-Place, Office Managing Partner KPMG LLP Seth Bowden, Vice President Greater Burlington Industrial Corp. Sara Byers, President Leonardo’s Pizza Frank Cioffi, President Cynosure / Greater Burlington Industrial Corp. Brig. Gen. Joel Clark,…

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Pension Reform Task Force

MEMBERS David Austin, Managing Director Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C. Renee Bourget-Place, Office Managing Partner KPMG LLP Jo Bradley, CEO Vermont Economic Development Authority Sara Byers, President Leonardo’s Pizza David Coates, Managing Partner KPMG LLP (Retired) Mark Crow, President Tenth Crow Creative Christopher Loso, Vice President Loso’s Professional Janitorial Services, Inc. Jeffrey McMahan, President and Managing…

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