Tom has been President of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce since October of 2006. Previously, Tom served for sixteen years in senior cabinet positions within state government. He was Director of the Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs, Commissioner of Personnel; Commissioner of Buildings and General Services; Deputy Secretary of Administration; and Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources.
Tom has been actively involved in this community and the region serving on the Essex Select Board; Planning Commission; Chittenden County Transportation Authority; the Maple Leaf Farms’ Board of Directors; little league and soccer boards and coaching youth sports. He currently serves on the boards of RunVermont; COTS; Hunger Free Vermont; and the Vermont Council on World Affairs; and is a member of the Friends of Northern Lake Champlain.
“I am thrilled to join the Board of Burlington College. I became acquainted with the College by taking one of its courses. I quickly realized that the quality, commitment and excitement of the students, faculty and staff was exceptional. I want to be involved with enterprises that exude these characteristics and that celebrate the uniqueness of each individual.” – Tom Torti