Lisa M. Ventriss joined the Roundtable in 2002 as President and chief spokesperson.
Since then, Ms. Ventriss has led the organization to become effective and respected business champions for public investments in the early years of a child’s life; for improvement of Vermont’s PreK-12 education system to bring equity, access, and quality of experience to all children; and, for better alignment of the state’s education and training programs with the needs of the State’s employers. The Roundtable’s efforts have resulted in meaningful policy changes at the state level and have earned a national reputation and recognition for successful community building on these issues.
Prior to joining the Roundtable, Ms. Ventriss held a leadership position in the Vermont captive insurance industry, in which she represented the industry and its strategic partners as it grew into the largest domestic and third largest captive domicile in the world. The hallmark of her contributions was in laying the foundation for what has become the industry’s leading educational organization, the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE).
Ms. Ventriss holds leadership positions in a number of Vermont and New England-based organizations. She earned a Master of Public Administration and B.A. in Political Science from the University of Vermont and is the recipient of a number of awards including the 2017 Catherine McAuley Award from Mercy Connections. Ms. Ventriss is married and has three sons and one darling grandson.