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Keynotes - 2018 Fall Conference


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Riding the Wave of Change

Conference Keynotes 

Monica Greene

President, Vermont Precision Tools, Inc

Monica Greene, the President and CEO of Vermont Precision Tools, Inc. (VPT), first took  the helm during the rough seas of organizational transition. Here is a little of her story...

In 1968, Norm Leduc and Ray Boutin, two Vermont Family men began their voyage with new business venture and a mission to provide for their families. 

Prepared to weather the rough waters, unknown conditions and the occasional crew mutiny, they set course for their future. In 1996, an unexpected sailor was called upon to take the helm. Monica Greene -- the eldest daughter of Norm Leduc -- was promoted up the ranks during a significant ownership transition. As President, she took command within a very male dominated fleet.

Monica Greene became CEO of Vermont Precision Tools, Inc. (VPT), during the 2008 financial crisis, after the passing of her father. Monica believes that you may not be able to set the direction of the wind, or the force of the waves, but you can certainly adjust the sails to always reach your destination. 

Under her leadership her woman-owned business has become the 11th largest manufacturer in Vermont and now has 3 facilities with 350 employees. Her company has been recognized by both the local and state Business and Professional Women’s organization as Employer of the Year. VPT was also recognized as the 2015 Vermont Small Business of the Year. Monica belongs to numerous state and local organizations and was recently appointed to the Vermont Workforce Development Board by Governor Scott. 

Family is ever-present in her organization, working with both her siblings and her children. She resides in Grand Isle County with her husband of 33 years, enjoying beautiful Lake Champlain … where she can ride the waves just for the fun of it!

Connect with Monica on LinkedIn

Endnote: An interview with Lindsay DesLauriers

Lindsay DesLauriers

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Bolton Valley Resort 

Lindsay DesLauriers is a co-owner and Executive Vice President and COO of Bolton Valley Resort, as well as a co-owner and Managing Partner of Bolton Valley Community Water and Sewer, LLC.

Prior to working at Bolton Valley, Lindsay was the founding Director of Main Street Alliance of Vermont, a non-profit organization that works with small business owners on public policy issues. Under her leadership, MSA-VT helped to lead campaigns to pass legislation ensuring paid sick days for all Vermonters and Green Mountain Secure Retirement, a publicly administered retirement program for small business owners and their employees.

In her current role at Bolton Valley, Lindsay is spearheading a multi-year strategy to refresh, modernize, and improve the Resort’s existing amenities and infrastructure as well revive and expand summer operations. Lindsay lives (and skis and mountain bikes) on the mountain at Bolton Valley with her daughter, Juniper.
Connect with Lindsay on LinkedIn
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Our Emcee & Interviewer: Markey Read
Markey Read is a coach, trainer, and inspirational speaker. She loves to help groups and individuals develop and implement strategies for the future. She is President of Career Networks, Inc. and specializes in creating more productive and effective work environments for groups and individuals. Markey develops curriculum and has taught for the New England Culinary Institute, Vermont Women’s Business Center, and the Women’s Small Business Program. She also presents at regional and national conferences and leads various group workshops in personal and professional development. Markey is a Certified trainer for the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and FLEXTalk, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Santa Clara University in California and a Masters in Leadership & Group Dynamics from UVM. She is also the author of the recently published Leadership Styles – Acting on Informed Decisions with Your Cast of Characters.

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