Governor Scott Names Deputy Commissioner of Labor
Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced he has appointed Michael Harrington as deputy commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor.
“I am excited to add Mike to the dynamic team of cabinet and extended cabinet members I have appointed. Mike is a strong leader in the Bennington community, and will bring a unique perspective on both workforce and economic development issues to the department," said Governor Scott. “Strengthening the economy and rebuilding Vermont's workforce are core priorities for my entire Administration, and his experience in this area will be valuable in our efforts to achieve those goals.”
Before joining the Governor’s Administration, Harrington, 35, was a consultant and trainer for his family's firm, New Directions, where he helped to provide national and international companies with employee development and organizational management services. Harrington also served as the economic and community development director for the Town of Bennington.
Harrington graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh, where he attained both his undergraduate and Master's degrees.