Roundtable President to Retire at End of Year [2.11.20]

(South Burlington, Vt.)  Today, the Vermont Business Roundtable announced that Lisa Ventriss, president since 2002, will retire at the end of the year.

“It has been one of my greatest professional privileges to serve as president of the Roundtable and work together with such a distinguished and respected group of business and non-profit leaders from across the state and region,” Ventriss said. “After almost two decades as president, and at the beginning of a new decade, it is now time for the Roundtable to bring in the next generation of leader. “

Mark Foley, chair of the Roundtable Board of Directors and president of Foley Services and MKF Properties, praised Ventriss.  “The board greatly appreciates Lisa’s many contributions to enhance Vermont’s economic competitiveness and preserve our unique quality of life. We applaud her commitment to Vermont and her amazing track record of leadership.”

The Roundtable is forming a Search Committee to select its next president.

The Vermont Business Roundtable
(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. 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. Learn more at