Roundtable Elects New Officers and Directors for 2013

Mary G. Powell, the Roundtable’s First Female Chair

(South Burlington, Vt.)  At its 26th Annual Membership Meeting held today at Topnotch Resort & Spa in Stowe, the Vermont Business Roundtable elected new officers of the Board of Directors, including: Chair – Mary G. Powell, CEO, Green Mountain Power Corporation; Vice-Chair – Winthrop H. ‘Win’ Smith, Jr. President, Sugarbush Resort; Secretary – Robert E. ‘Rob’ Simpson, Jr., President and CEO, Brattleboro Retreat; Treasurer – G. Kenneth ‘Ken’ Perine, President, National Bank of Middlebury; and Immediate Past Chair, Steve Voigt, President and CEO, King Arthur Flour. Powell represents the first woman chair of the Vermont Business Roundtable.

Elected to a second three-year term were the following directors: Leon Berthiaume, General Manager, St. Albans Cooperative Creamery; David Finney, President, Champlain College; Tommy Harmon, Jr., President and CEO, Sonnax Industries; Mary Powell, CEO, Green Mountain Power Corporation; and Rob Simpson, President and CEO, Brattleboro Retreat.

Elected to their first three-year term were the following directors: Renee Bourget-Place, Managing Partner, KPMG; Christopher Dutton, President and CEO, VELCO; Pierre LeBlanc, President, Engelberth Construction; Leslee MacKenzie, Owner and President, Coldwell Banker H&B Realty; Paul Millman, President, Chroma Technology Corporation; Nicole Ravlin, Partner, PMG Public Relations; and Michael Seaver, Vermont President, People’s United Bank.

Continuing members of the Roundtable board are: Ted Adler, President & Founder, Union Street Media; Greg Bourgea, Co-Managing Partner, Gallagher Flynn & Company; Jo Bradley, CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority; John Brumsted, President and CEO, Fletcher Allen Health Care; Tim Donovan, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges; Don George, President and CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont; Don Gilbert, President and CEO, Vermont Gas Systems; and, Howard Pierce, CEO, PKC Corporation.

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The Roundtable is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of CEOs from Vermont’s top private and nonprofit employers, representing geographic diversity and all major sectors of the Vermont economy, with an aggregate, global economic impact of $292 billion and over $1.8 billion in corporate philanthropy, and employing more than 10 percent of the state’s workforce. The Roundtable is committed to sustaining a sound economy and preserving Vermont’s unique quality of life by studying and making recommendations on statewide public policy issues.