Vermont Business Roundtable Elects New Officers and Directors for 2009

Managing Director William P. Stritzler of Smugglers’ Notch Resort has been elected chair of the Vermont Business Roundtable, and five Vermont CEOs are newly-elected to three year terms on the board of directors. The new directors and officers assumed their roles during the Roundtable’s Annual Membership Meeting on January 14, 2009. Stritzler takes over the position from Timothy R. Volk, president of Kelliher Samets Volk, a Burlington-based marketing firm. Upon taking the helm Stritzler said, “There is much work to be done and the Roundtable is in a unique position to provide leadership on critical issues.”

Other newly elected officers include Steven P. Voigt, president and chief executive officer of King Arthur Flour Company, Inc., of Norwich as vice chair, Douglas H. Griswold, president of S.T. Griswold & Co., Inc. of Williston as secretary, and Mark R. Neagley, president of Neagley & Chase Construction Co. of So. Burlington, as treasurer.

The five new members of the board are Edward F. “Ted” Adler, founder & president, Union Street Media (Burlington); Gregory G. Bourgea, CPA, co-managing partner, Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP (Burlington); Peter A. Hofstetter, chief executive officer, Northwestern Medical Center, Inc. (St. Albans); G. Kenneth Perine, president, National Bank of Middlebury (Middlebury); and Brad Robertson, president and publisher, The Burlington Free Press (Burlington).

Continuing members of the Roundtable Board are: Pennie Beach, president, Basin Harbor Club (Vergennes); Ellen Mercer Fallon, partner, Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP (Middlebury); John H. Marshall, director, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC (St. Johnsbury/Burlington); Howard E. Pierce, chief executive officer, PKC Corporation (Burlington); Geoffrey B. Shields, president, Dean, and Professor of Law, Vermont Law School (South Royalton); Timothy R. Volk (immediate past chair); and Robert H. Young, president and chief executive officer, Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (CVPS) (Rutland).

The Roundtable was created in 1987 as a nonprofit, public interest organization, comprised of 100 CEOs of Vermont’s top private and non-profit sector employers dedicated to making Vermont the best place in America to do business, be educated, and live life, through collaboration, research and analysis, and communication and advocacy.