New Executive Director Announced for CVEDC

June 2, 2016


The Board of Directors of Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation announced Wednesday, June 1st that they have hired Jamie Stewart to replace outgoing Executive Director Sam Andersen to lead the non-profit organization.

Stewart comes to the organization with over 20 years of Regional Development Corporation experience in Vermont, with prior Executive Director Positions held in Addison and Rutland Counties.

“Sam and the Board have done a great job at building the resources of CVEDC, which has positioned the organization for growth. That provides an opportunity for me to help guide CVEDC in some new areas, while building on the work of the past”, said Stewart following the Board’s decision to hire.

The CVEDC Search Committee received resume’s from over 30 applicants with a wide range of backgrounds.

“Our group felt confident that Jamie’s background, reputation and experience fit perfectly with the needs of our organization,” stated Mark Nicholson, Chair of the CVEDC Board and Vice President of Nicom Coatings Corporation.

“The most important factors for me in seeking this position were the level of engagement by the Board and the strength of the staff. CVEDC has been an effective voice for business in the region under Sam’s leadership, and I am looking forward to continuing to build on her good work,” sited Stewart after learning of his new role.

Stewart will transition to his new position later this month.


The Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation is one of 12 non-profit regional development corporations in the State of Vermont with a core mission of helping businesses maintain, create and grow jobs in the Central Vermont region. CVEDC also offers the services of a Small Business Advisor from its affiliation with the VT Small Business Development Center. For more information call 802-223-4654 or visit CVEDC is an equal opportunity employer.

Jennifer Surat works as the Director of Development for CVEDC.