Forty under 40 winners, nine from southern VT
SOUTHERN VERMONT - The winners of the Rising Stars recognition award were announced by Vermont Business Magazine. Forty winners under the age of 40 were selected by a panel of judges based on a commitment to business growth, professional excellence, and community involvement.
There were seven winners from Windham County and two from Bennington County. The winners were Juliette Carr, of South Newfane; Samba Diallo, of Brattleboro; Eric Durocher, of Newfane; Conor Floyd, of Bellows Falls; Maribeth Fonda, of Brattleboro; Mikaela Lewis, of Shaftsbury; Zach Rounds, of Vernon; Brittany Schmidt, of Brattleboro; and Bethany Wallace, of North Bennington.
All 2021 Rising Stars from Windham County were also selected for the 2021 Emerging Leaders of Southern Vermont Award. The emerging leaders initiative was created in 2017 to increase regional visibility and support for young leaders, and to increase statewide recognition of southern Vermont’s young leaders. All emerging leaders who qualify for VBM Rising Stars were nominated. Emerging leaders is a joint effort of Bennington’s Shires Young Professionals and Southern Vermont Young Professionals, a Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation program.
Of the 40 honorees there were 24 women and 16 men. The average age of the honorees is 33 years old. The oldest is 39 and the youngest is 24 years old.