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Champlain College Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees consists of the President of the College, the Chair of the Board, Vice-Chair of the Board, immediate Past-Chair, Recent Alumni Trustee and up to 29 additional trustee positions.

The initial term of a Trustee shall be one (1) year. During the initial term, the College and Trustee shall have an opportunity to determine if an extension of that Trustee's term will be mutually beneficial. 
After the initial term, that Trustee may be elected by the Board for a maximum of three (3) consecutive three-year terms.

The Chair of the Board and Vice-Chair of the Board serve two (2) year terms, and the immediate Past-Chair shall remain on the Board until the current Chair's role has finished. A Recent Alumni Trustee shall be limited to serving a single three (3) consecutive year term.

A mandatory one-year gap between serving as a Recent Alumni Trustee and being considered to serve as standard Trustee will be required


Daniel M. Boardman +

Daniel BoardmanDaniel M. Boardman (Elected April 2013) – joined Hickok & Boardman Retirement Solutions in 1988, after earning a B.S. from St. Lawrence University. Currently, he serves as a principal in the firm, overseeing corporate retirement plans and individual insurance operations. In 1992, he was designated a Certified Financial Planner; he earned his Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation in 2005. Boardman is heavily involved with the community and has served in an advisory capacity for the Champlain College and VNA Planned Giving Committees.

W. Terrence "Terry" Breen +

Terry BreenW. Terence "Terry" Breen (Elected April 2015) - Born in Rutland and raised in South Burlington, Terry Breen has recently returned to the local area to embrace retirement as a gentleman farmer and investor. Prior to his retirement in December 2014, Terry had worked for EMC, one of the world’s largest providers of technology for data storage, information security, virtualization and cloud computing. During the five years with EMC, Terry was SVP of Global Strategic Sales. He managed all complex sales, partnerships, ventures and alliances for EMC. Before joining EMC, Terry had been with Accenture for 26 years, where he served as Global Managing Partner of High Tech and Entertainment & Media Industry Business Units, and was a member of the Accenture Global Leadership Council. Terry received his MBA from George Washington University and a BA from Amherst College. Terry and his wife, Kelley Shea, currently reside in Charlotte, VT.

George C. Burrill, Ph.D. +

George BurrillGeorge C. Burrill, Ph.D (Elected June 2009) – is a founder and former president of Associates in Rural Development (ARD), a global provider of consulting and engineering services that is now the International Division of Tetra Tech with 350 offices worldwide and over 14,000 employees. George has a strong New Zealand connection where he lives six months of the year. He is committed to building strong and sustainable connections between Vermont and New Zealand. He is the Honorary Consul from New Zealand to Vermont, and was a US delegate to the United States New Zealand Partnership Forum in 2011, held in Christchurch, New Zealand. George received his B.A. in Political Science from Drew University, his M.A. in Government from the University of Arizona, and his Ph.D. in Policy Studies from Union Graduate School. George also served in the Peace Corp. He currently resides in Shelburne with his wife Lola Van Wagenen, Ph.D.

Nicole Carignan +

Nicole CarignanNicole Carignan (Elected April 2016) – is the Founder of ProfitFusion (www.profitfusion.com), a business consulting firm providing virtual CFO expertise for small entrepreneurial companies. She has a proven track record as a highly accomplished, results-driven financial management executive with more than 20 years of progressive experience in various corporate positions in the high-tech and service industries. Nicole earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Hotel Administration from the University of New Hampshire. Her ability to streamline business operations that drive growth and increase efficiency and bottom-line profit have served her companies well. She manages and unifies cross functional teams around projects aimed at bolstering a company’s performance. She has strong qualifications in developing and implementing financial controls and processes in addition to productivity improvements, and change management. Nicole possesses solid leadership, communication and interpersonal skills that establish rapport with all levels of staff and management. Nicole lives in Essex, VT with her husband, David Raphael, where they enjoy their two rescue dogs, Noah and Bear. Nicole serves as a Board Trustee for Northfield Savings Bank as well as several local non-profit. In her leisure time enjoys traveling, fishing, reading, and spending time on Lake Champlain.

Scott Carpenter +

Scott CarpenterScott Carpenter (Elected October 2005) – currently serves as the Regional Manager of Wealth Management and Private Banking at People’s United Bank in Burlington. Scott is the former President of KeyBank’s Vermont District. Scott is passionate about helping in the community, serving or having served on the boards and committees of Champlain College, RunVermont, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, Echo Lake Science Center, Vermont Bar Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of Burlington, American Cancer Society, Vermont Banker’s Association, Vermont Business Roundtable, Institute of Financial Services, Fresh Tracks Capital, and the Mt Mansfield Winter Academy. Scott has received citizen and advocacy awards from the Burlington Business Association, Alzheimer’s Association and SBA. He graduated from St. Lawrence University with a B.A. in economics and earned a M.B.A. in finance from Northeastern University. He currently resides in Shelburne with his wife Lisa.

Tom Cullins +

Tom CullinsTom Cullins (Elected April 2009) – retired in 2006 after forty years as an architect. Twenty of those years were spent with the firm TruexCullins, Architects & Interior Design in Burlington. Tom designed four of Champlain’s campus buildings – Miller Information Commons, Ireland Center, IDX Student Life Center and Main Street Suites – with TruexCullins, Architects & Interior Design. He has also designed corporate, institutional, resort and residential projects throughout the United States and abroad. Tom currently is creating and exhibiting his paintings and sculpture, and working on selected architectural commissions (website: www.cullinsart.com). He attended a Masters in Architecture year at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and he received his Bachelor in Architecture degree from Syracuse University. He currently resides in Burlington with his wife Kelly.

Rick Davis +

Rick DavisRick Davis (Elected January 2014) – is a philanthropist and longtime Burlington real estate developer. Rick is deeply involved in efforts to improve the lives of Vermont youth and is president of The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children, which helps draw together community organizations throughout the state, in order to use their combined resources to help children in need. He also founded Mobius, an organization devoted to mentoring. Rick received his B.S. from the University of Colorado. He currently resides in Stowe with his wife Lynn.

Molly Dillon +

Molly DillonMolly Dillon (Elected June 2010) – is the Deputy Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation’s Banking Division. Previously, she served as President of Merchants Trust Company, a division of Merchants Bank, of South Burlington. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Dillon was formerly Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Wealth Management Group at TD Banknorth, based in Burlington. She has more than 20 years of experience in trust, investment and private banking, with additional experience in executive-level marketing and sales management at TD Banknorth and Bank of Vermont. Molly earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, and is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor. She currently resides in South Burlington.

Lisa Groeneveld +

Lisa GroeneveldLisa Groeneveld (Elected April 2015) – Lisa is the co-founder of South Burlington-based Logic Supply, Inc., which configures small, specialized computer systems uniquely designed for embedded and industrial applications. Since 2004, she has served as Chief Operating Officer; taking the company from a small start-up to over $18 million in revenue in 2014. Prior to her work with Logic Supply, Lisa served as Account Manager at Fiberlink based in the greater Boston area. From 1999-2002, she worked as a Program Manager for WorldCom in the Netherlands, where she met her husband and Logic Supply co-founder, Roland. In 2013, Logic Supply was awarded Champlain’s inaugural corporate partner award at the Vehicle to a Better Life event. Lisa has a BS from Northeastern University.

Stephanie Hainley G'12 +

Stephanie HainleyStephanie Hainley (Elected October 2016) – is the Chief Operating Officer & Senior Project Manager at White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors, Inc. In addition to business development and daily managerial responsibilities, Stephanie has been instrumental in a number of key projects including Healthy Living Market in South Burlington, UVM Medical Center’s Radiation Oncology project, creating four TIF Districts around the State of Vermont, and land development planning for SP Land Company in Killington. Stephanie serves on the Board of Directors of the Northfield Savings Bank Foundation and is a corporator for Northfield Savings Bank. She was a founding board member of Main Street Alliance of Vermont, served on the board of Leadership Champlain, served as the President of Burlington Business & Professional Women, and was a mentor through the King Street Center. Stephanie holds a BA from the University of Vermont, an MBA from Champlain College, and was the first Vermont woman to become a CCIM. She currently lives in Burlington and enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, traveling, and being with loved ones.

John Illick +

John IllickJohn Illick (Elected October 2016) – founded ReArch Company in 2003 based on his decades of experience in the commercial construction industry. His focus for the firm has always been on “creating buildings and spaces of distinction and significance” and his commitment is not only to provide outstanding quality but to deliver a better overall process and experience to ReArch Company’s clients. In addition to his role at ReArch Company, John serves as Managing Partner for Technology Park Partners (TPP), and Sugar River Mills Redevelopment, LLC. John has served as the Chairman of the Vermont Community Development Board, Chairman of the Middlebury Planning Commission, and the Addison County Parent Child Center, the Addison County Educational Endowment Fund, and the Addison County United Way. John received his B.A. in Geography from the University of Vermont. John resides in Middlebury and he and his wife Elizabeth have two grown children, Adrienne and John, as well as four grandchildren who they spend much of their time doting on.

Charles Kittredge +

Charles KittredgeCharles Kittredge (Elected October 2012) – currently serves as Chairman and is the former Chief Executive Officer of Crane & Co., Inc. The Company specializes in the manufacture of banknote papers, printed banknotes, passports and counterfeit deterrent security features for central banks and is the sole provider of currency paper to the United States Treasury. Previous to joining Crane & Co. Kittredge served as a senior vice president of the National Life Group in Montpelier. Charles received his B.A. from Harvard University. He resides in Shelburne with his wife Susan.

Neale Lunderville +

Neale LundervilleNeale Lunderville (Elected April 2013) – is currently serving as the General Manager of Burlington Electric Department. He recently served as CEO of NG Advantage, an energy company, co-founded by fellow Trustee Mary Evslin. Neale has also worked in senior government positions for the State of Vermont including Secretary of Administration and Secretary of Transportation for former Governor Jim Douglas. In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene, Governor Peter Shumlin appointed Neale to be the State’s Chief Recovery Officer for the clean-up. Neale graduated with a B.A. from American University. He resides in South Burlington with his wife Dennise.

Robert Marino +

Robert MarinoRobert Marino (Elected October 2016) – is currently retired. Prior to his retirement, Dr. Marino served as Interim Dean and Professor in the Division of Information Technology & Sciences at Champlain College. Dr. Marino has held leadership roles at a number of academic institutions throughout his career, including as President of the American University of Rome where he secured the University’s first accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Previously, Dr. Marino served as acting Dean at Hunter College, City University of New York where he was on the faculty for 32 years. He has also served as interim Dean of the Colleges of Natural Sciences and Human and Health Sciences at California State University, Stanislaus. Dr. Marino earned his Ph.D. from Brown University and Bachelor’s degree from the City College of New York, both in Physics. He resides in New Jersey with his wife Carol.

Corinn McCarthy Bergeron +

Corinn McCarthy Bergeron Corinn McCarthy Bergeron (Elected June 2017) – is a Sales Operations Manager at Constellation Brands, the world leader in premium wine and spirits as well as the No. 3 beer company in the US.  She oversees TRU Estates and Vineyards, which is the Constellation’s Fine Wine Portfolio.  Prior to joining Constellation, Corinn was the Business Manager for Vermont Stage Company for six years.  She has a Bachelor’s of Arts from the University of Vermont, and MBA and Graduate Certificate in Managing Innovation in Information Technology from Champlain College.  Most recently Corinn passed with Distinction the Wine and Spirits Educational Trust (WSET) Level 3.  Corinn lives with her husband, Raymond, and their cat in the suburbs of Washington, DC.  Her hobbies include hiking, traveling, kickboxing and supporting the arts.

Dale Metz, ’76 +

Dale MetzDale Metz (Elected October 2012) – serves as CEO of Green Mountain Animal Inc. in St. Albans. Dale is also the former CEO of FoodScience Corporation and was the partner in charge of corporate recovery for KPMG. An Essex Junction native, Dale served in the Navy then earned an AS in accounting at Champlain and BS in accounting at Bentley University. When Dale began work at FoodScience in 1998 the company had 40 employees and $10 million in sales. In 2013, FoodScience Corporation had $50 million in sales and employed 170 people. Dale also once was a co-owner of a hunting ranch’s in Zambia and South Africa. He currently resides in St. Albans with his wife, Keeli, who graduated from Champlain in 1984.

Mark R. Neagley +

Mark NeagleyMark R. Neagley (Elected October 2009) – serves as President of Neagley & Chase Construction Company. Between 1986 and 2000, he personally managed all the infrastructure replacement and restoration of the buildings at Shelburne Farms including the Shelburne Inn, Farm Barn, Breeding Barn, new reservoir, sewer systems as well as structural repairs and renovations to a number of other buildings. Mark’s previous work history includes co-founder of Thermally Efficient Construction and partner of Moose Creek Restoration. He’s been a member of the Vermont Business Roundtable and served on the Board of Directors, and is a former member of the Vermont Technical College Construction & Practice Management Advisory Committee. Mark received his B.A. from St. Lawrence University. He currently resides in Shelburne with his wife Marilyn.

Judith W. O’Connell +

Judith O'ConnellJudith W. O’Connell (Elected October 2012) – has more than 23 years of financial services experience. She is a co-founder of Champlain Investment Partners and has primary responsibility for the firm's day-to-day operations, client service and business development. Prior to joining Champlain, she was a Senior Vice President at NL Capital Management, Inc. where she directed client service, marketing and operations for the firm's institutional business. Before this, she was the Director of Mutual Funds/Intermediary Markets at Dresdner RCM Capital Management in San Francisco, California, where she had overall responsibility for business management, operations, marketing, sales and product development functions for the mutual funds. Early in her career, she held management positions within investment operations, compliance and treasury at The Boston Company. Judy graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. She currently resides in Stowe with her husband Emmett.

Kenneth Palm, DDS +

Kenneth PalmKenneth Palm (Elected October 2013) – is currently practicing at, and serving as owner of, Colchester Dental Group & Aesthetic Center. Ken received both his B.S. and DDS at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He opened his first dental practice in 1984 in Wheaton, Maryland. In 1995, he moved with his family to Vermont and was a staff dentist and dental director with Kaiser/Community Health Plan of Vermont. He left Kaiser Health Plan and accepted a position as dental director with the State of Vermont Department of Corrections. Ken has two children and three grandchildren. He currently resides in Williston with his wife Phyllis.

Brad Robertson +

Brad RobertsonBrad Robertson (Elected April 2017) – Brad moved back to Vermont in 2013 when he joined MyWebGrocer as Senior Vice President after nearly 20 years with the Gannett Corporation in a wide range of successful roles from Publisher of the Burlington Free Press and Advertising Vice President at the Des Moines Register.

Previously before moving back to Vermont, Brad was the Founder of GannettLocal, a start-up inside of a Fortune 300 Company that specialized in best-in-class local digital marketing services. He oversaw all aspects of strategy, product development, pricing, marketing, sales and channel management, operations, and talent acquisition/development. Over the four years of Brad’s leadership, GannettLocal grew to 250+ employees serving thousands of local businesses across the US.

In his current role, he leads digital marketing strategy, media buying and product development at the intersection of retail and CPG consumer marketing engagement to drive sales. Additionally, he oversees MyWebGrocer’s Marketing Department, Experience Design & Creative Services.

Brad has served on the boards of various educational and nonprofit institutions, and is currently on Vermont Public Radio and a trustee for Champlain College.

He holds a BA in Communications from Northern Illinois University.

Brad and his wife, Marianne, live in Essex, VT with their two kids and their bearded collie.

Julie Snow ’86 +

Julie SnowJulie Snow (Elected October 2014) – is a senior level development professional, most recently, serving as Director of Principal and Major Gifts at Babson College, in addition to several roles over a 20 year tenure. Prior to Babson, she held the position of Director, New Products and Services with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Julie graduated from Champlain College with a degree in Business Administration. She then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts. In 2011, Julie received the Robert Skiff Alumni Leadership Award for more than 20 years of serving as an ambassador for Champlain College. She was Champlain’s alumni speaker at commencement in 2007. She is dedicated to supporting students in Champlain’s BYOBiz entrepreneurship program, and is a current member of the Audeamus Society. Julie currently resides in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts with husband, Eric and daughter, Lucy.

Peter Stern, M.D. +

Peter SternPeter Stern, M.D. (Elected October 2004) – is a former anesthesiologist at UVM/Fletcher Allen. Peter earned his B.A. from UVM, MBA from the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth, and finally his M.D. at UVM Medical School. He is an accountant/CPA, and also has a personal foundation. Peter has served on Champlain’s Leadership Committee, Stern Center Board, Howard Center Board, Physician’s Computer Company Board, and the Gailer School Board. Peter currently resides in Shelburne with his wife Margie.

Jane Swift +

Jane SwiftJane Swift (Elected October 2014) – is an accomplished leader in both the public and private sector and a recognized national voice on education policy, women's leadership and work family integration. She serves as a board member and adviser to public, private and not for profit companies and organizations including Suburban Propane, Ultimate Medical Academy, eDynamics, and Teachers of Tomorrow. Jane served in the Massachusetts Senate from 1990-1996 during which time she was active in education reform issues and was instrumental in the passage of the Education Reform Act of 1993. Jane was appointed by Governor Paul Cellucci as consumer affairs secretary in 1997. She served as the 69th Lieutenant Governor from 1999 to 2003, and served as Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 2001 to 2003. She is the only woman to perform the duties of governor of Massachusetts. She graduated in 1987 with a degree in American Studies from Trinity College and has received numerous honorary degrees. She currently lives in Williston with her husband Chuck, and they have three daughters.

Sarah Gentry Tischler +

Sarah TischlerSarah Gentry Tischler (Elected April 2009) – is the daughter of Trustee Emeritus Mary Jane Gentry. Sarah currently works as an attorney at Langrock, Sperry & Wool, where she practices Estate Planning & Non-Profit law. She joined Langrock Sperry & Wool in 2006, having practiced in Chittenden County for the prior fifteen years. Active in the community, Sarah currently serves as a member of Lyric Theatre’s Capital Campaign Committee and also volunteers at a number of local organizations. Sarah received her B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1982. She then attended Boston University School of Law, where she received her J.D. in 1986. She currently resides in St. George with her husband Marc.

Jeremy Walla '15 +

Jeremy WallaJeremy Walla (Elected October 2016) – is a Business Analyst with Lake Street Advisors, a multi-family financial office, in Portsmouth, NH. After receiving his B.S. in Accounting from Champlain College in 2015, Jeremy went on to complete the accelerated M.B.A. program at the University of New Hampshire the following year. During his final year at Champlain he served as the Director of Finance for the Student Government Association, and in that role he helped lead two major projects that ultimately reached the senior leadership team. One project, The Hearthstone, is a student-focused space in Fireside Lounge that was completed in the fall of 2015, and the other is a student-managed investment fund for the business school. Jeremy currently resides in Dover, NH.

Jon Wettstein +

Jon WettsteinJon Wettstein (Elected April 2016) – recently retired from Keurig Green Mountain after serving for 21 years as SVP of Supply Chain Operations. Prior to that Jon worked at Digital Equipment Corp in a variety of finance and operations positions. During a good portion of his coffee career, Jon was a Director of Grounds for Health, a non-profit organization focused on reducing the incidence of cervical cancer in coffee growing regions. Jon is a participant and advisor in a number of small businesses in Vermont. He has a BS degree from Purdue University in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Harvard University. He and his wife, Nancy, live in South Burlington, VT.

David Winslow, Jr. ’00 +

David Winslow, Jr.David Winslow, Jr. (Elected October 2013) – earned his bachelor’s degree in Business and an associate degree in Sports Management from Champlain. He is the chief digital strategist at Dealer.com and is the founder and former president of EpikOne, a digital consultancy specializing in metrics strategies, and media measurement. He has also been an adjunct professor with the Stiller School of Business. He lives with his wife Petra in Redondo Beach, California.

President Donald J. Laackman also serves as a member of the Board. For a complete biography, please click here.