Vice ChairBio +
Shelly holds a B.A. in environmental studies and government from St. Lawrence University and is a Certified LCA Professional through the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment. Shelly serves on the ACLCA Certification Committee and resides in Morristown, Vermont.
Tori BiondolilloBio +
Tori Biondolillo is currently the Executive Director of the State Workforce Development Board for Vermont. Before being appointed to this position in August of 2021 by Governor Phil Scott, Tori worked for the Scott administration as in various roles including Director of Boards and Commissions, Pardons Manager and Constituent Services Liaison beginning in January of 2017. After working on Governor Scott’s 2018 re-election campaign, she was tapped to run the Governor’s 2022 re-election bid. Biondolillo has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Vermont. Born and raised in Barre, Tori now resides in Waterbury and spends her free time coaching gymnastics at Green Mountain Training Center.
Tayt Brooks is currently the deputy secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD). Before being appointed to this position in March of 2021 by Governor Phil Scott, he worked for the Governor as director of affordability and economic initiatives, starting in January 2017. He also spent time with the Agency from 2008 to 2011, under the administration of Governor Jim Douglas, serving as both deputy commissioner and commissioner of the Vermont Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development. Brooks has a bachelor’s degree in history from St. Lawrence University. He lives in St. Albans with his wife and two daughters. He has served his communities in the past as a select board chair and a school board member.
Andrea CohenBio +
Andrea Cohen currently serves as Manager of Government Affairs and Member Relations for Vermont Electric Cooperative in Johnson Vermont. Previously she was Public Policy Manager (2006-2010), and then Executive Director (2010-2015), for Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility. Before joining VBSR, she worked for 16 years at the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources in a variety of positions involving pollution prevention, resource conservation, and solid waste management. Andrea holds her M.A. in Environmental Science from Antioch University and her B.A. in Psychology and Economics from Vassar College.
Aditi Datta is a Brand Lead at Breef, a tech startup connecting brands with marketing agencies around the world. She works remotely from Winooski with her husband, Scott, and dog, Cleo. Before joining Breef, Aditi was an account manager at various boutique agencies with clients including Nalgene, Gatorade, Omni Foods and Pepsi. She spent a year with the Vermont Small Business Development Center as a Special Programs Manager helping business owners navigate the pandemic support efforts. Aditi was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Vermont Business Magazine in 2020 and also serves on the board of BTV Ignite. She holds an MBA in Sustainable Innovation from the University of Vermont and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Skidmore College.
Jean HamiltonBio +
Allison HooperBio +
Laura SibiliaBio +
Laura is also employed as the Director of Regional Strategies for the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation where she has led regional efforts to help businesses recover from the flooding of T.S. Irene in 2011. She is the point of contact for Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) which has completed a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for the Windham Region in 2013 and for the Southern Vermont Zone in 2019. Laura has also served on the Dover School Board since 2003 and co-founded the 501(c)(3) Deerfield Valley Troop Support Group in 2002. She lives with her spouse on the site of an old goose down factory in an old village place named Goose City.
Anson TebbettsBio +