Roundtable Presents Vision Award to Mary Powell, President and CEO, Green Mountain Power


As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, the Board of Directors of the Vermont Business Roundtable will present its Vision Award to Mary Powell, CEO of Green Mountain Power Corporation. Powell is a member of the Roundtable and is the organization’s Vice-Chair. The award will be presented during dinner on June 14th at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel.

The Vision Award was created in 2007 by the Board of Directors to periodically honor an individual who has exhibited throughout his or her professional career, both in word and deed, a commitment to the ideals expressed in our vision to “make Vermont the best place in America to do business, be educated and live life.” Previous recipients include Fred Hackett, Hackett Valine McDonald (2009) and David Coates, Director of National Life Group (2007).

In selecting Ms. Powell to be so honored, the Board expressed their respect and appreciation for the varied ways in which she has leveraged her transformational leadership style to achieve real and lasting change in both the private and public sectors. In 1998 -1999, Powell implemented a comprehensive restructuring program to dramatically transform Green Mountain Power. At the request of Governor Douglas in 2003-2005, she served as Co-Chair of the Vermont Institute on Government Effectiveness, a group charged with making recommendations to improve effectiveness in state government. And, as the first Co-Chair of Building Bright Futures Council, in 2007-2008, she led the adoption of the first strategic plan for the comprehensive development of educational, social, health, safety and wellness policy for children ages birth to five.  Today, Powell continues to lead the way toward a greener energy future in Vermont by reinventing partnerships; leveraging new technologies; and, engaging community, business and government leaders in statewide conversations about critical energy matters.

Roundtable Board Chair, Steve Voigt, CEO of King Arthur Flour, said, “Mary Powell is not only a visionary leader of her industry, but she is one of Vermont’s brightest leaders of her generation and is held in highest regard by all those who know her. The Roundtable is pleased to bestow upon her this special recognition.”

The Roundtable’s 25th Anniversary celebration will be held at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel. Members of the public are invited to attend by registering at the following link:

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