Board of Trustees

Michele Asch Michele Asch

Michele Asch (Elected October 2021) is a longtime Burlington, Vermont resident. She is currently Vice President of Leadership and Organizational Development at her family's business, Twincraft Skincare. Michele has a diverse background that includes many years in student affairs at the University of Vermont, Directing the Family Business Initiative within the School of Business at UVM, starting and selling two small businesses, executive coaching, and business development. She is an active member of the community and is passionate about creating an economically strong, equitable, and healthy Vermont. She currently serves on the board for Let's Grow Kids, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, and the Burlington Business Association. Michele and her husband Peter Asch have five grown children and live on the shores of Lake Champlain

Dan Boardman Dan Boardman

Dan Boardman (Re-elected October 2021) ChFC, CFP®, AIF® serves as a Principal of Hickok & Boardman Retirement Solutions overseeing Corporate Retirement Plans and Individual Life Insurance Operations. He is primarily devoted to business development and continues to serve our largest clients. Dan began his career at Hickok & Boardman in 1988. In 1992, he was designated as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional and earned his Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designation in 2005. He currently serves on the board of the State of Vermont's Green Mountain Secure Retirement Plan which is a Governor appointed position. In addition, he is past president of both the Vermont Chapter of the Society of Financial Professionals and the Burlington Association of Life Underwriters. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association and Plan Sponsor Council of America. He has been involved with the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), a Premier Financial Services Organization which has 35,000+ members from over 74 countries. Dan is a shareholder at Acrisure, LLC and Chief Executive Officer of Acrisure Investment Advisory Solutions, LLC.

Dan has been heavily involved with the community, as the past president of The Burlington Boys & Girls Club and current Trustee of Champlain College. He was the Vice Chair of the 2020-2021 local United Way campaign. Dan is the past Chair of the MDRT Finance committee and the finance committee for the MDRT Foundation.

Sara Byers H'15 Sara Byers

Sara Byers (Elected October 2020) is a co-owner and president of her family's business, Leonardo's Pizza, with locations in Vermont and Maine. She serves on multiple boards, and is a past board chair of the Lund, Lake Champlain Chamber, and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. Sara is also an appointee to Vermont's Capital Debt Affordability Advisory Committee.

Sara is honored to have received numerous community awards including an Honorary Doctorate of Commerce Degree from Champlain College, the Catherine McAuley Award from Mercy Connections, a Health Building Block Award from the United Way of Northwestern VT, and the Rising Star Award from the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce. She currently resides in Shelburne with her husband, Kelly, and their daughter, Ella.

Jim Crook Jim Crook

Jim Crook (Re-elected June 2021) has spent 40 years in the technology business. After a brief career as an IBM salesman, he joined IDX Systems Corporation in 1981. In the ensuing 25 years, Jim held various IDX executive operating roles including President and CEO from 1999-2006.

Since selling the company to GE in 200, Jim has been a very active growth capital investor. Most of his interests are in healthcare software and services. He plays lead governance roles in RxcRules, Dealer Policy, Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, Greensea Systems, Benchmark Space Systems and Frictionless Technologies, among others. Jim is a member of the Colby College Board of Trustees and is a returning long term member of the Champlain College Board of Trustees.

Jim lives in Delray Beach, FL in the winter and summers in Shelburne, VT. he and his wife Andrea have three married daughters and five grandchildren.

Laura Dagan Laura Dagan

Laura Dagan (Re-elected October 2021) has three decades of management experience in the investment industry and retired after serving as CEO of a Boston-based investment management start-up. Previously she held multiple positions over 22 years at Vermont-based Dwight Asset Management Company where she ultimately served as Chairman and CEO prior to its acquisition by Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Laura has been an active participant in the investment industry and the Burlington, Vermont community though board and volunteer work with non-profit organizations including the Vermont Capital Debt Affordability Advisory Committee, the CFA Institute, the Humane Society of Chittenden County, the Community Sailing Center, the Vermont Food Bank, and Meals on Wheels. She is a returning trustee of Champlain College after completing a 10-year term and serving as Board Chair. Laura has a BS degree from Bucknell University, completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, and attended the Women's Director Development Program at the Kellogg School of Management.

Ian Davis Ian Davis

Ian Davis (Elected October 2021) is currently the President of Rockstar New England, a studio within Rockstar Games. He was formerly CEO and Founder of Mad Doc® Software (acquired by Rockstar), Creative Director on the critically acclaimed Empire Earth® II, and former Technical Director at Activision's Santa Monica studio, and is widely acknowledged as one of the top Artificial Intelligence experts in the video game industry. His credits include Red Dead Redemption 2, Grand Theft Auto 5, Max Payne 3, Red Dead Redemption, Bully: Scholarship Edition, Star Trek Legacy, Empire Earth® II (a PC Gamer Editor's Choice Award winner), the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Computer Role Playing Game of the Year Finalist: Dungeon Siege®: Legends of ArannaTM; Empire Earth: The Art of ConquestTM; and Star Trek®: Armada IITM, among others.

Dr. Davis earned his doctorate in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University and his undergraduate degree in Math, English, & Computer Science (triple major) at Dartmouth College.

Michael Dubie Michael Dubie

Michael Dubie (Elected October 2021) is a career F-16 pilot in the Vermont Air National Guard and also served as Vermont's 24th Adjutant General from 2006-2012. He finished his military career in 2015 as a US Air Force three-star general and Deputy Commander of US Northern Command in Colorado. Mike earned a BA in Economics from the University of Vermont (UVM) and an MA in International Relations from Norwich University. He also was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws from UVM and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from St. Michael's College. Other awards include Vermonter of the Year in 2011; and, in 2015 the Governor General of Canada, on behalf of Queen Elizabeth, awarded Mike the Meritorious Service Medal. Mike lives in Vermont with his wife Amy, who along with her parents, are all graduates of Champlain College.

Justin Fimlaid Justin Fimlaid

Justin Fimlaid (Elected January 2022) has spent over 20 years in the cybersecurity industry. Justin is the founder and President for NuHarbor Security, a national cybersecurity firm located in Colchester Vermont. NuHarbor Security has hired many Champlain College graduates and is annually ranked as Top 100 National Cybersecurity Provider, ranked as a Best Places to Work, and multiple times award winner for Top Entrepreneurial Companies in America.

Prior to founding NuHarbor Security, Justin held a variety of cybersecurity positions from security engineering to leading large international security operations teams for Colorado Business Bank, Sun Microsystems, and Green Mountain Coffee & Keurig.

He graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Economics and Computer Science. In his free time, he can be found in Vermont's Green Mountains with his family.

Jim Foster Jim Foster

Jim Foster (Re-elected June 2021) is a returning trustee, having served previously from 2004 - 2014. A Burlington native educated in neighborhood schools and a local business person, Jim has been a witness and participant in the transformation of Champlain into the successful and important institution it is today.

He is currently active in real estate development and investment, and was a co-owner of the Edlund Company, a local manufacturer of commercial kitchen equipment sold worldwide. Understanding that there are few comparable places to Vermont to live, he returned to the area after having received a BA from Colorado College, raised a family with wife, Liz, and is an active community supporter. Jim is also currently serving as a trustee of the University of Vermont Medical Center.

Kristin Halpin Perry '89 Kristin Halpin Perry

Kristin Halpin Perry (Elected October 2021) has over 25 years of experience as a human resources executive in a variety of different global business sectors, having worked in both large public companies and private high-growth technology companies. Kristin is currently the Chief People Officer for DealerPolicy, a rapid growth Insurtech business. She also serves on two boards; a public Saas company, Docebo and a private Saas company, Fluency Inc. Kristin holds an International Coach Federation License, an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration from Champlain College in Vermont, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Saint Michael's College in Vermont and an Executive and Transitional Coaching Certification from the Hudson Institute of Coaching.

John Illick John Illick

John 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 BA 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 Kittredge

Charles Kittredge (Elected October 2012) is an Affiliate Partner of Lindsay Goldberg, an investment firm based in New York City. He is the former Chairman and CEO of Crane & Co., Inc., a company that specializes in the manufacture of currency papers, printed banknotes, passports, and counterfeit deterrent security features for central banks around the world including the United States Treasury. Kittredge sits on a variety of company and non-profit boards. He resides in Shelburne with his wife, Susan.

Neale Lunderville Neale Lunderville

Neale Lunderville (Elected April 2013) recently served as Director of the Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO) in Burlington, Vermont and—from 2014 to 2018—as General Manager of Burlington Electric Department. Prior to that, he was Co-Founder and CEO of NG Advantage LLC, a natural gas distribution company. In 2011, he was appointed Irene Recovery Officer, leading and coordinating Vermont's recovery from the worst disaster to hit the state since the floods of 1927. He served in two top cabinet posts in Vermont state government: Secretary of Transportation (2006 to 2008) and Secretary of Administration (2008 to 2011), where he oversaw the daily operations of state government. He also served as Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs and a member of the governor's senior staff.

In addition to his work with Champlain College, Neale is chair of the board of the Preservation Trust of Vermont and serves on the boards of the Vermont Journalism Trust and Energy Action Network. He is a member of Governor Phil Scott's Government Modernization and Efficiency Team (GMET). He is also involved with Change the Story's Champions for Change and the Vermont Council on Rural Development's Climate Energy Action Team. He graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. and was given their 2012 Alumni Achievement Award.

Robert Marino, Ph.D. Robert Marino, Ph.D.

Robert Marino, Ph.D. (Elected October 2016) is currently retired. Prior to his retirement, Robert served as Interim Dean and Professor in the Division of Information Technology & Sciences at Champlain College. Robert 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, Robert 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. Robert 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.

Aimee Marti Aimee Marti

Aimee Marti (Elected October 2021) is a native Vermonter with over 25 years' experience in healthcare marketing. Aimee was most recently Vice President of Marketing and Social Mission at Aspenti Health. Aimee started her career with IDX Systems Corporation, as a field sales executive in Alameda, CA and later managing a product marketing team, finally moving back to Vermont as a Strategic Marketing Integration Director. A graduate of the University of Vermont, Aimee holds a B.S. in Business Administration. Aimee lives in South Burlington with her husband and has two college age children.

Corinn McCarthy Bergeron G'10 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 number 3 beer company in the US. She oversees TRU Estates and Vineyards, which is 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 of Arts from the University of Vermont and an 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, D.C.

Mari McClure Mari McClure

Mari McClure (Elected October 2021) is President and CEO of Green Mountain Power (GMP), an industry-leading clean energy company based in Colchester, Vermont that leverages pioneering innovation programs to reduce costs and carbon emissions while delivering cost-effective, reliable power to Vermonters. Mari joined GMP in 2010, after working as a corporate lawyer in Burlington, Vermont. Mari earned her law degree from the University of Buffalo School of Law in 2006. She was also a captain of the University's women's basketball team and played from 1997-2001. Mari loves playing, coaching and watching sports, and spending time enjoying everything Vermont has to offer with her family and dogs.

Michael Metz Michael Metz

Michael Metz (Re-elected October 2021) Michael Metz is a retired materials scientist and entrepreneur with over 40 years of experience in the development, production, application, and sales of precious metals in high technology applications worldwide. Since retiring, he focuses much of his time on supporting Vermont's creative economy and its role as an economic driver. Michael has had a long history of leadership roles in for-profit and nonprofit organizations and currently serves on the board of Generator, The Burlington City Arts Foundation, The Vermont Academy of Science and Engineers, The Echo Leahy Center, and The Curtis Fund. Michael rejoined the Champlain College board in 2021. In his past service, he chaired the College's recent capital campaign. Michael has a lifelong passion for photography and exhibits locally from time to time. He graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Chemistry and Columbia University with an MBA. He lives with his wife Denise Shekerjian (an attorney, author) in South Burlington. They have two grown sons.

Ken Minklei P'21 Ken Minklei

Ken Minklei (Elected October 2020) is the managing partner and chief investment officer at Whitney Peak Capital, LLC, in Boston. Prior to that Ken was an early partner at SCS Capital and served as the Chief Investment Officer and later the Co-Chief Investment Officer. Ken has spent over 25 years guiding institutional investors and endowments on their strategy and investment portfolio.

During his career in finance, Minklei has worked for various institutions including Cambridge Associates, where he worked closely with higher education foundations and sovereign wealth funds. He has also served as a vice president at J.P. Morgan and spent part of his career at CIBC and Citicorp. He received his bachelor's degree at SUNY University at Binghamton and has been actively involved with the institution's endowment. His son Gregory is currently a student at Champlain College, studying Early Childhood/Elementary Education. Minklei and his wife Joan have been active members of Champlain's Parent Advisory Council for the past three years. He lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Judith W. O’Connell, Chairperson Judith W. O’Connell

Chairperson of the Board

Judith W. O’Connell (Elected October 2012) has over 30 years of financial services experience. She is a founding partner and Chief Executive Officer for Champlain Investment Partners, LLC, an institutional asset management firm located in Burlington Vermont. Prior to founding Champlain Investment Partners, she was a Senior Vice President at NL Capital Management, Inc. where she led 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 mutual funds. Early in her career, she held management positions within investment operations, compliance, and treasury at The Boston Company. Judy graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and earned her Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Judy has been inducted as an Honorary Commander with the Vermont Air National Guard and currently serves as the Board Chair for Vermont Business Roundtable. She resides in Stowe with her husband, Emmett.

Colin Owyang, Vice Chairperson Colin Owyang

Vice Chairperson of the Board

Colin Owyang (Elected October 2018) is SVP and COO at Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO). Prior to returning to VELCO in February 2021, Colin served as General Counsel and Head of Strategy at Franklin Energy, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at VELCO, the Deputy Attorney General in Massachusetts, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at National Grid USA, Assistant U.S. Attorney in Boston, MA, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and Trial Attorney in Washington, DC, and as a law clerk to three federal judges. Colin is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Yale College and Yale University. Colin also serves on the Restorative Justice Panel in Shelburne where he lives with his family.

Kenneth Palm, DDS Kenneth Palm, DDS

Kenneth Palm (Elected October 2013) is currently practicing at, and serving as owner of, Colchester Dental Group & Aesthetic Center. Ken received both his BS and DDS from Howard University in Washington, D.C. He opened his first dental practice in 1984 in Wheaton, Maryland. In 1995, Ken 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.

Premila Peters Premila Peters

Premila Peters (Elected October 2021) enjoys business and is passionate about growing talent. She is currently the President of Data Innovations. Prior to that, Premila was at GE Healthcare where she held multiple positions including that of CFO. She started her career working at KPMG and then spent a decade at KDP Investment Advisors. Premila holds an MBA from the University of Vermont and a bachelor's degree from the University of Bombay, India. Additionally, she holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Premila is on the board of Vermont Mutual Insurance and King Street Center. In addition, Premila is an appointee to the Capital Debt Affordability Advisory Committee for the State of Vermont. Premila resides in Shelburne, Vermont with her husband.

David Provost David Provost

David Provost (Elected January 2022) is the Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration at Middlebury College and plays a strategic role in the overall management of the Middlebury enterprise. Primary responsibilities include planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities, including accounting, finance, student financial services, investments/debt/treasury, forecasting and strategic planning. Other responsibilities include oversight of facilities, capital planning, dining operations, information technology services, and business services. Provost is responsible for the annual operating budget in excess of $350 million. In January of 2019, David was successful in gaining board support of Energy 2028, a holistic plan to address Middlebury's leadership role of dealing with climate change. David is also the President of the Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium, and has led efforts to create an administrative cost solution for the Green Mountain Consortium, which consists of Middlebury College, Champlain College, St. Michael's College and Norwich University.

David previously held the position of Senior Vice President of Finance and Advancement, and Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration at Champlain College. At Champlain David was responsible for the business operations of the College including Finance, Advancement, Campus Planning, Physical Plant, Safety and Security, Event Center and Auxiliary Services. He was instrumental in creating the College's 1st comprehensive Master Plan that created a road map for Champlain's projected growth and needs for the next 10 to 15 years. He led the transformational restructuring of the Advancement Office and created a focused and well executed Development Plan. In addition, he was an integral part in establishing the Champlain College Campuses in Montreal and Dublin, and the creation of a sophisticated financial modeling tool for Champlain College's Board of Trustees.

Stacey Rainey Stacey Rainey

Stacey Rainey (Elected October 2016) is a partner at Community Barn Ventures in Middlebury, Vermont. Community Barn Ventures was established in Fall 2017 to help entrepreneurs and growing businesses succeed. Committed to supporting community development and engagement, Ms. Rainey works with a variety of clients and organizations, providing consulting services and resources.

Before founding Community Barn Ventures, Rainey was Chief Operating Officer at Middlebury Interactive Languages, an online provider of World Language courses for grades K-12. Prior to her work there, she managed national investments for Microsoft Corporation education programs and worked as a consultant at The Parthenon Group, driving strategy engagements across sectors. She previously served on the board of The University of Massachusetts, chairing the Governance Committee and the UMass Boston Chancellor Search Committee. Locally, Rainey has served on The Bridge School board and currently serves on the Middlebury Underground board. She earned her BA from Union College and her MBA from Boston College. Stacey and her family live in Weybridge, Vermont.

Raj Rawal Raj Rawal

Raj Rawal (Elected October 2020) is the Managing Partner for SF Mango Investments, LLC, a real estate investment company. Previously, he has served as CEO of Fresh Diet, as SVP and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Burger King, as SVP and CIO at Avis Budget Group, and as CIO at Trilegiant. Raj started his career as an engineer at GE and left after 18 years when he was the CIO at GE Information Services.

Raj was an active Board member of The Education Fund (non-profit providing private sector leadership and support for innovation in public education) for over 10 years and an advisory board member of IT Women (non-profit with a mission to increase the number of women in the fields of technology and engineering) for over 9 years.

Raj received his MS Operations Research from Case Western Reserve University, and BS Engineering in Computer Science from the University of Connecticut. He currently resides in Essex Junction with his wife, Anne, and children.

Russ Scully Russ Scully

Russ Scully (Elected January 2022) is a serial entrepreneur and life-long water sport lover. He attended St Lawrence University from 1987-1991 where he met his wife Roxanne. Following their graduation, the two of them moved to Santa Barbara, California where Russ pursued a career in graphic design. The two were engaged six years later and moved to Burlington, Vermont in an effort to get back to the east coast to reconnect with their families and siblings. Russ and Roxanne currently live on Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont with their two sons, Baxter and AJ.

Russ started his professional career as a technologist in the e-commerce space developing custom Web solutions for online retailers. Ten years later he pivoted to focus on his passion for water sports by building a successful restaurant business known as The Spot and a lifestyle and retail brand known as WND&WVS. A desire to create winter escapes for the Vermont community led to the purchase of Villa Playa Maria—a boutique hospitality resort in Rincon, Puerto Rico.

Russ served on the board of the Burlington Business Association from 2015-2021 and chaired the board for two of those years. In an effort to drive economic development opportunities for Vermont, Russ recently completed the development of a large-scale technology accelerator in the south end of Burlington known as Hula. Hula is host to over 60 technology companies as well as a very active early-stage investment fund.

Julie Snow, ’86 Julie Snow

Julie Snow (Elected October 2014) is Director of Strategic Partnerships and Collaborative Philanthropy at the Lemann Foundation. Previously, serving as a senior fundraising consultant, working in healthcare, education and emerging ventures for Family Reach, a national non-profit in healthcare, and MassChallenge, a startup accelerator based in Boston. She spent 20 years working for Babson College in the advancement division, leading the principal and major gift teams in two comprehensive capital campaigns during her extensive tenure. Prior to Babson, Julie worked as Director, New Products and Services with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in Washington, DC.

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 Vermont First Scholarship, and is a current member of the Audeamus Society.

Julie currently resides in the Boston area with her husband and daughter.

Linda Tarr-Whelan Linda Tarr-Whelan

Linda Tarr-Whelan (Elected October 2018) is an international expert on women's leadership in the economy and government. She is the author of the prize-winning business book, "Women Lead the Way: Your Guide to Stepping Up to Leadership and Changing the World" (Berrett-Koehler 2009, 2011). Linda was appointed by President Jimmy Carter as Deputy Assistant for Women's Concerns in the White House and by President Bill Clinton as the US Ambassador to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

She has also served as Administrative Director of the New York State Department of Labor, Chief Lobbyist for the National Education Association and Policy Director for AFSCME, AFL-CIO, Managing Partner in Tarr-Whelan & Associates, Inc. joining her husband in this change management international consultancy, President/CEO of the Center for Policy Alternatives (a national think tank) and Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos.

Nursing was her original career and she holds a BSN from Johns Hopkins, an MS from the University of Maryland. and Honorary PhDs from Plymouth University (NH), Chatham University (PA), and the Woodrow Wilson Medal for Government Service from Johns Hopkins. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Currently, Linda is a Visiting Fellow on Women's Leadership at Champlain College, and a board member for the University of Vermont Health Network Home Health and Hospice.

Linda and her husband Keith Tarr-Whelan live in Burlington, VT and serve together as Patient and Family Advisors for the University of Vermont Medical Center and Health Network. They have two adult children and four grandchildren.

Eduardo Vazquez '10 Eduardo Vazquez

Eduardo Vazquez (Elected October 2021) is the Managing Director of Leoluca Limited, a technology start-up that he and a partner founded in Hong Kong in 2021 that specializes in building fully customizable, online 3D spaces. Prior to founding Leoluca, Eduardo worked for the Kuok Group in Hong Kong in various capacities related to its hospitality and real estate businesses from 2010 to 2021, most recently as Senior Manager, Investment & Asset Management for Shangri-La Group. He is a Champlain College Alumni having graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Eduardo lives with his wife, Susie, and their son Leo in Hong Kong.

Jon Wettstein Jon Wettstein

Jon 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 nonprofit 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.

Scott Carpenter

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Scott 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.