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Governor-Elect Scott Announces Three Appointments

December 29, 2016

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor-elect Phil Scott today announced the appointment of three extended cabinet members. 

Bradley Ferland has been named as deputy secretary of the Agency of Administration. Ferland has been with the Agency - which is responsible for the state budget and provides administrative and support services - for more than two decades. He currently serves as the deputy commissioner of the Department of Finance and Management and previously as the director of financial operations. Prior to that, he spent 11 years as the director of administrative services in the Department of Buildings and General Services. Ferland is a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, Submarine Duty.  

Ted Brady was appointed as deputy secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD). In 2013, President Obama appointed Brady to the U.S. Department of Agriculture as the rural development state director for Vermont and New Hampshire, where he led its efforts in making grants, loans and loan guarantees in the housing, community and business sectors in rural communities. Prior to that position he served as U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy’s senior economic development, community development, housing and transportation field representative.  

Governor-elect Scott also announced the reappointment of Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter. Commissioner Porter was first appointed in April 2014. Prior to that appointment, he served as secretary of civil and military affairs for two years. He also worked with the Conservation Law Foundation to advocate for improving Lake Champlain’s water quality and is the former chief of the Vermont Press Bureau, which covers the State House for the Rutland Herald and Times Argus. 

“These are seasoned leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to serving Vermonters throughout their careers,” said Governor-elect Scott. “The depth of experience Brad, Ted and Louis bring will help advance our efforts to create a more efficient government, grow the economy and uphold our state’s values.”