Vermont Chamber Appoints New Board Members: Boyer, Gagner, Karr

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Chamber of Commerce welcomed three new directors to the board: Chris Karr of The Karr Restaurant Group, Killington, Steve Gagner of 14th Star Brewing, St Albans and Steve Boyer of Sonnax, Bellows Falls.

The board of directors of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to Vermont’s economic advancement and business community. Their collective expertise ensures that the work of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce is rooted in the diverse perspectives of those with real-world business experience.

Vermont Chamber Board Chairman Peter McDougall, President of Paul, Frank + Collins PC, said, “As a statewide chamber of commerce, it is important that the Vermont Chamber’s leadership consists of individuals who reflect our membership – large and diverse – the businesses and Executives throughout Vermont. It is wonderful to have three outstanding Vermont business leaders from different parts of the state join the board of directors of the Vermont Chamber.”

The current board of directors of the Vermont Chamber is 40% women, 55% men, 5% non-binary or gender non-conforming individuals, 15% BIPOC individuals, 20% immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and/or or foreign-born citizens and 10% LGBTQIA+ people. Board members work in various industries in 7 of Vermont’s 14 counties.

Willie Docto, Chair of the Vermont Chamber’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force, co-owner of Moose Meadow Lodge, said, “The DEI Task Force has worked to ensure that hiring new board members is an inclusive process. We continue to increase diversity on the Board to represent a broad cross-section of leaders from across Vermont.”

Vermont Chamber of Commerce President Betsy Bishop said, “At the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, our work to strengthen Vermont’s economy depends on a multitude of voices. We are grateful that our Board of Directors invests in ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts as we are motivated to ensure that all Vermont businesses are represented by the leadership of our organization.”

About the Vermont Chamber of Commerce

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the largest statewide, private, not-for-profit business organization, represents every sector of the state’s business community. Its mission is to create an economic climate conducive to business growth and maintaining the quality of life in Vermont.

Montpelier, VT (November 2, 2022) – Vermont Chamber of Commerce


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