State Workforce Development Board

Establishing Statute: 10 V.S.A. § 541a

Department: Labor

Visit the Board's website for more information here.

For more information regarding the appointment and reappointment process go to: SWDB By-Laws_2.10.2022.pdf (vermont.gov).

Description: Conduct an ongoing public engagement process throughout the State that brings together employers and potential employees, including students, the unemployed, and incumbent employees seeking further training, to provide feedback and information concerning their workforce education and training needs. Maintain familiarity with the federal Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy and other economic development planning processes, and ordinate workforce and education activities in the State.





Gubernatorially Appointed Board Members (And State/Federal Statutory Designations)
First Name Last Name State Designation Federal Designation Term
Janette  Bombardier Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 2/28/2023
Kiersten Bourgeois Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 2/28/2023
Steve Bryant Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 2/28/2023
Frank  Cioffi Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 2/28/2023
Kevin  Chu Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 2/28/2023
Margaret  Pinello - White Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 2/28/2023
Monica Greene Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 2/29/2024
Zach Hatch Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 2/29/2024
Rebecca Kapsalis Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 2/29/2024
Corey Mathieu     2/28/2025
Ellen Kahler Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 2/29/2024
Brian Carpenter Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 2/29/2024
Brian Kerns Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 2/29/2024
Chris Loso Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 2/28/2025
Joe Lemnah Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 2/28/2025
David Lynn Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 2/28/2025
Hannah Goldman Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 2/28/2025
Greg Maguire Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 2/28/2025
Jill Olson Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 2/28/2025
Shawn Rouleau Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 2/28/2025
Grant Spates Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 2/28/2025
Michael Posternak Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 2/28/2025
Adam Grinold Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business, Chair 2/29/2024
Kelly Putnam Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 2/29/2024
Pat Elmer Underemployed / § 541a. (c)(18) Workforce & Barriers to Employment 2/28/2023
Tristan Toleno § 541a. (c)(2) Member of House [State Requirement] 2/28/2023
Alison Clarkson § 541a. (c)(3) Member of Senate 2/28/2023
Jeff Wimette Labor Representative / § 541a. (c)(10) Labor & Apprenticeship & Workforce 2/28/2025
Suresh Garimella  § 541a. (c)(4) - UVM President  Workforce & Higher Ed [State Requirement] 2/29/2024
Scott Giles President VSAC / § 541a. (c)(5) Workforce & Higher Ed [State Requirement] Ex Officio 
Sophie Zdatny § 541a. (c)(5) - State Colleges Chancellor  Workforce & Higher Ed [State Requirement] Ex Officio
Gerry Ghazi Workforce Investment Activities / § 541a. (c)(12) Workforce & Training & Apprenticeship 2/29/2024
Joyce Judy Workforce Investment Activities / § 541a. (c)(12) Workforce & Higher Ed 2/29/2024
Steven  Dellinger-Pate Principal of a Vermont High School § 541a. (c)(9) Workforce & Youth 2/28/2023
Tom Longstreth Youth Activities / § 541a. (c)(11) Workforce & Youth & Training 2/28/2025
Dan French Sec. of Education / § 541a. (c)(17) & (13) Core program Ex Officio
Diane Dalmasse § 541a. (c)(13) Core program 2/28/2023
Joan Goldstein Commissioner of Economic Development / § 541a. (c)(14) [State Requirement] Ex Officio
Michael Harrington § 541a. (c)(1) & (13) Core program Ex Officio
Jennifer Samuelson Secretary of Human Services / § 541a. (c)(16) Workforce & Youth & Training Ex Officio 
Lindsay Kurrle Sec. of Commerce & Community Development § 541a. (c)(15) [State Requirement] Ex Officio
Tim Smith Mayor Municipal Leader 2/28/2025
Phil Scott Governor Governor  

Contact Information

Office of Governor Phil Scott
109 State Street, Pavilion
Montpelier, VT 05609
Phone: 802 828-3333 (TTY: 800 649-6825)
Fax: 802 828-3339

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