Summer Meeting

12:00 – 4:30pm

Reception and Dinner to Follow

Members, Associate Members and Their Senior Level Executive Guests Only
Please Note: Members may not send designees in their place



AGENDA All Presenters Confirmed



MORGAN CROSSMAN, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures

As the Executive Director of BBF and Vermont’s Early Childhood Data and Policy Center, Dr. Crossman is responsible for leading the vision and strategic plan of Vermont’s early childhood system and serving as the primary advisor to the Governor and Legislature on the well-being of children from prenatal to age 8 and their families, using evidence and data to inform policy and service provision.

A native Vermonter from Rutland, Dr. Morgan Crossman is the Executive Director of Building Bright Futures (BBF) and Vermont’s Early Childhood Resource, Data, and Policy Center. Morgan holds a PhD in Social Policy from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, specializing in Child, Youth, and Family Policy as well as Disability Policy, and a master’s degree in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology from the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College. Prior to joining BBF, she was appointed to the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. There she led many research studies focused on service integration and improving care transitions for children with special health care needs and their families as they navigate multiple complex service systems over the life course. During this time, she also taught two graduate classes as Boston University’s School of Public Health as an adjunct faculty member: “Children with Special Health Care Needs” and “Preventing Mental Health Disorders: A Life Course Approach.”

She served previously as the Clinical Research Program Manager for the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital within the Division of Developmental Medicine. In this role, she submitted multimillion-dollar federally funded grants and coordinated the implementation of multi-site national research projects focused on families of children, youth, and adults with autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental and related disabilities, such as Rett syndrome, Down syndrome, and Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). She was also trained to conduct clinical assessments of children using the Mullen Scales of Early Learning and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule. Read More

MIKE PIECIAK, Vermont State Treasurer

Mike Pieciak was inaugurated as Vermont’s 31st State Treasurer in January 2023. During his term, Mike has focused on economic and financial equity.

Mike successfully championed the passage of “Vermont Saves” – a publicly administered retirement program for the +80,000 Vermonters who currently lack access to a retirement plan through their employer.

Mike also expanded the “10% in Vermont” program and made the development of new housing a top priority. In September 2023, his office announced $55.5 million in low interest housing loans that is expected to leverage an estimated $340 million in additional capital to support the construction of over 1,100 housing units in Vermont.

Mike previously served six years as the commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) where he was first appointed by Governor Peter Shumlin in 2016 and reappointed by Governor Phil Scott in 2017. During the pandemic, Mike served on the COVID-19 pandemic response team providing regular data and modeling updates at the Governor’s weekly press conferences.

Mike also served as deputy commissioner of DFR’s Securities Division where he led the division’s investigation into the Jay Peak EB-5 projects.

Prior to his public service, Mike practiced law in New York City and at Downs Rachlin Martin in Burlington in the Business Law Group.

Mike grew up in Brattleboro and graduated cum laude from Union College with a degree in political science. He received his law degree summa cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law where he served as editor-in-chief of the “Miami Law Review.” Mike currently resides in Winooski with his partner Will and English Setter Jetty.

Lunch: Chef’s Seasonal Soup, Baby Bibb Salad with Grilled Onion Vinaigrette, Cucumber Salad, Tomato Quinoa Salad, Herb-Roasted Potatoes, Chef’s Selection of Farm Fresh Vegetables, Grilled Sirloin Steak with Fresh Garden Chimichurri, Basin Harbor’s Cedar Planked Salmon, Chef’s Selection of Assorted Miniature Dessert Displays.
Lobster Bake Dinner: House Made Cheddar Bay Biscuits, New England Ipswich Clam Chowder, Salad, Paella, Steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels, Cape Cod Steamers, Seasonal Roasted Vegetables, Corn of the Cob, Hand-Cracked Boiled Lobster, Roasted Ribeye, Chocolate Bread Pudding, Blueberry Lemon Trifle Jars, Red Berry Crumb Cake
Please Note: We will work with Basin Harbor’s chef to accommodate food allergies and dietary restrictions that are communicated to us in your registration.

Stay on after the social reception and dinner. Basin Harbor is generously offering Guestrooms at $149, Studios at $189 and 1 Bedrooms at $219 as overnight rates for those who would like to stay over the evening Thursday, June 13th. Call (802) 475-2311 to book your overnight space. Rooms are subject to availability. Rates do not include breakfast and are subject to 9% service fee and 9% VT lodging tax.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Registrations may be cancelled and fully refunded until May 25th. After that date, we cannot offer a refund.

EVENT CONTACT: Sherra Bourget [email protected] or 802.865.0410 ext 210