Megan Smith, currently the Commissioner of Tourism and Marketing for the State of Vermont, started her career at Hyatt Hotels and also worked for Au Bon Pain. In 1995, Megan and her husband purchased The Vermont Inn in Mendon, which they owned and operated until 2007. She has also been the president of the Killington Chamber of Commerce, a small business advisor for the VTSBDC, an instructor at both the Resort Management Program at Green Mountain College Killington Campus and CCV. Megan also developed the Vermont Marble Trail, served in the State Legislature and established the Vermont Tourism Caucus.
“One of the goals I set when I joined the Shumlin administration was to work within the education community to elevate our Hospitality Business programs. I hope to use my experience in the industry to help create a unique program that will educate Vermonters in a field that will keep them here upon graduation in satisfying careers.”- Megan Smith