Fred Kenney, Executive Director
Fred brings over 30 years of experience in business and government at the state and federal levels, including 20 years in economic development. After running an inn, restaurant and pub, and working in real estate and construction in the Sugarbush area for several years, Fred served on Senator Patrick Leahy’s staff for 15 years in his personal office. He worked on the Senate Appropriations Committee in Washington, D.C. and then provided constituent services in Burlington, followed by outreach in the areas of business, economic development, housing, and transportation from the Senator’s Montpelier office. In 2001, Fred was appointed as Executive Director of the Vermont Economic Progress Council, providing statewide economic development strategic planning and administering the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive Program, the Tax Increment Financing Program, and the Windham County Economic Development program. Fred has served on the Bolton School Board, including several years as Chair, and is President of With Love From Vermont, a Vermont non-profit.
Diane Stockton-Breese, Public Relations Director
Diane's background in business development includes roles in both municipal and regional economic development. She has also worked in various business association management positions. Diane also brings the unique perspective of a former small business owner.
Elizabeth Burdine, Director of Finance
Elizabeth has many years experience working with small businesses and is also a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor.