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VT Saves Advisory Board

Act 43 of 2023 established the VT Saves public retirement initiative. Reporting on VT Saves is included in the Treasurer's Inaugural VT Saves Report.


The VT Saves Advisory Board, consisting of retirement, payroll, and HR specialists and business representatives from across industries and regions, will work with the Treasurer’s Office to help launch their public retirement initiative, VT Saves. 

The Advisory Board will provide guidance on program design and rule development and support outreach and educational efforts. The Advisory Board will ensure there is substantial community engagement and expertise in launching Vermont Saves. Their advice will ensure the best experience and outcomes for the businesses and individuals who will enroll in the program.

VT Saves is expected to be launched by the end of 2024 or early 2025.

Advisory Board Members:

  • LouAnn Beninati - Program Director, Let’s Grow Kids
  • Kasey W. Franzoni, CISP – V.P. Trust & IRA Administration, Trust Company of Vermont
  • Mel Hall - Owner - Global Village Foods
  • Michele Karode - Office of Engagement, University of Vermont Leahy Institute for Rural Partnerships
  • Joie Lehuoillier - Owner, Foote Brook Farm
  • Colleen McQuade - Chair/Owner, Cannabis Retailers Association of VT/Juniper Lane
  • Sena Meilleur - Managing Principal, One Digital
  • Pam Nemlich - V.P. of Human Resources, The Orvis Company, Inc.
  • Ongyel Sherpa - Founder, US Sherpa 
  • Kim Souza - Owner, Revolution  
  • Sara Teachout - Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield VT
  • Holly Testut - HR Benefits Specialist, Jay Peak Resorts 
  • Paul Trahan - V.P. Asure Software
  • Karen Wisehart - Director of Operations, Windjammer Group

Meetings, Minutes, and Agendas:

Meeting agendas, minutes, access links, and recordings will be posted as available.

Tuesday, January 14, 2024 - 1 to 3 pm

Tuesday, November 12, 2024 - 1 to 3 pm

Monday, September 23, 2024 - 1 to 3 pm

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 1 to 3 pm

Friday, April 12, 2024 - 1 to 3 pm

Thursday, February 15, 2024 - Noon to 2 pm