SBBA Board of Directors
Julie Beatty, SBBA Coordinator
Julie Beatty is the Coordinator for the South Burlington Business Association. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, both from the University of Vermont. She served on the South Burlington School Board for six years. She lives in South Burlington with her husband Dennis. They have two sons, Noah and Luke.
John Burton, Board Member, Stormseye Associates LLC
John Burton is the founder of Stormseye Associates LLC where is consults on a variety of technical and economic development topics. Recent engagements include consulting for the Vermont Futures Project with recommendations to help Vermont businesses grow through improved innovations and helping establish the Distributed Ledger Governance Association. John has a B.S. and Master’s degree from the University of Vermont. He serves on the executive board of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and as Chair of the Board of the Distributed Ledger Governance Association. He is a former Chair of the SBBA Board of Directors. He has lived in South Burlington for 35 years with his wife, Debbi Burton, a realtor with Re/Max North Professionals.
Tracy Davis, Board Member, Northfield Savings Bank
Tracy is a Sr. Community Banking Officer with Northfield Savings Bank, located at the Williston Road Office in South Burlington. She has been with Northfield Savings Bank since their expansion into Chittenden County in 2003. With her vast amount of work history, education and civic responsibility, Tracy is a leader within the NSB Retail Team. Her excellence in customer service allows her to share her knowledge in both personal and business banking with the NSB staff and community, imparting valuable tools in attaining financial goals. In the last thirteen years she has participated in countless community events throughout Chittenden County. For ten years she was an integral member of the committee that developed, cultivated, and executed the St. Patty’s Day Feast Against Famine event which raised over $340,000 for Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, eventually becoming the event’s lead organizer. Tracy lives in Milton with her husband Andy and their two boxers. They have grown children and enjoy spending time with their friends and family in their free time.
Vanessa Fortune, Board Member, Paw Print & Mail
Vanessa Fortune is owner of Paw Print & Mail with her husband, Tim. She is a native Vermonter and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Vermont. Vanessa has spent much of her career in the financial sector, including commercial banking and public accounting, and in the private sector for both for-profit and non-profits. Vanessa is passionate about giving back to her community and collaborating with local businesses. She lives in Williston with her husband and their four sons.
Roland Groeneveld, Board Member, OnLogic
Roland Groeneveld is the CEO and co-founder of South Burlington-based OnLogic. The company designs and produces small, specialized computer systems for embedded and industrial applications. Roland and his wife, Lisa, founded OnLogic in 2003 and have grown it from a small startup to a global business with offices in the US, Europe and Asia.
Prior to OnLogic, Roland served in management and consultancy roles at IT and Internet infrastructure companies in Europe. He has a background in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and is passionate about automation and advancing the Internet of Things. Roland and Lisa live in South Burlington together with their two kids.
John Illick, Board Member, ReArch Company
As Vice President of Development, John works in tandem with Chief Operating Officer, Stephen Savell to identify, vet and pursue new real estate development, construction, and property management opportunities. He also manages the leasing of various development properties, including Technology Park in South Burlington, VT.
As a member of the executive team, John provides insight into strategic decisions that help to foster growth across all of ReArch’s business entities. John oversees all company marketing and sales functions, including the generation of new project leads, the promotion of company brand awareness, and the development of project proposals. He also establishes and maintains ongoing client relationships, focusing on long-term satisfaction.
John and his wife have two children. In his free time, he enjoys spending time boating on Lake Champlain, golfing, snowboarding, and being active with his family. He is currently a member of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, and involved with the Vermont Business Roundtable, Vermont Green Building Network, Vermont Futures Project, Vermont Talent Pipeline and the Chittenden Commercial Real Estate Association.
Judy Kearns, Board Member, The Other Paper
Judy Kearns is the owner and publisher of The Other Paper, South Burlington’s hometown newspaper. As the primary resource for the week’s local news and events The Other Paper aims to help build a stronger sense of community by connecting residents, businesses, schools and municipal entities. Judy has been an active community member during her 25 years as a resident, and is enthusiastic about all things South Burlington.
Mike Keller, Board Member, Gallagher, Flynn and Company, LLP
Mike Keller is a senior partner at Gallagher, Flynn and Company, a regional certified accounting and consulting firm headquartered in South Burlington. Mike is a member of the South Burlington Rotary Club and past chair and long time board member of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce.Mike and his wife Lisa have been residents of South Burlington since 1983 and their children, Kyle and Lexi, both attended South Burlington schools through the years.
Evan Langfeldt, Board Member, O'Brien Brothers
As CEO of O’Brien Brothers, Evan oversees all aspects of the company, including operations, strategy, finance, and real estate development planning and execution.
Since joining O’Brien Brothers in January 2016, the company has embarked upon its largest ever development project in the Hillside at O’Brien Farm neighborhood as well as advancing several other significant mixed-use smart growth development initiatives which incorporate market rate housing, affordable housing, retail, office and ample open space and pedestrian amenities.
Before O’Brien Brothers Evan spent eight years at ReArch Company, a Vermont based real estate development, construction and property management firm, where he served as Vice President of Development. Prior to ReArch, Evan spent several years as Director of Operations of Meridian Development Group, with locations in Incline Village, Nevada and Mammoth Lakes, California. While at Meridian, he was involved in the development of the base villages of Mammoth Mountain ski resort and Northstar-at-Tahoe ski resort.
Evan was born and raised in Middlebury, Vermont, and graduated from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. He holds a certificate in Real Estate Management from the Harvard Business School.
Evan contributes to his local community and the State of Vermont on a number of boards and commissions in addition to the South Burlington Business Association, including current positions as Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU); and as a member of the Board of Directors and on the Finance Committee of the Vermont State Chamber of Commerce; as well as a member of the Vermont Business Roundtable; and on the Interstate 89 Advisory Committee of the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC). Past service includes board and committee positions at the CCRPC; the Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Exit 12B Advisory Committee, the Board of Directors of the Shelburne Craft School, and multiple stints on the Building and Development Committees of the Greater Burlington YMCA where he was involved in the planning for their new downtown location.
Evan lives in Charlotte, Vermont with his wife Elizabeth, daughter Louisa, and their two Labrador retrievers Zeus and Bear. In his free time, Evan spends as much time as he can sailing on Lake Champlain in the summer and skiing the Green Mountains in the winter.
Eli Lesser-Goldsmith, Board Member, Healthy Living Market
Eli has helped build and now Leads a 350 person company, across two states in one of the most competitive industries in America: supermarkets. In almost 40 years of business, Healthy Living Market has emerged as Vermont's premiere natural foods grocery store, selling a highly curated selection of natural, organic, and local products. Healthy Living is Vermont's largest natural foods store, and a proud part of the three communities it operates in; South Burlington VT, Williston VT and Saratoga Springs NY.
When he's not working, he's laying down turns on Vermont's highest peaks in the winter and on its most twisty roads in the summer on his Ducati, or relaxing on Lake Champlain with his friends and family. He lives in Chittenden County with wife Portia, sons Beau and Wes and their fierce house cat Princess Fiona.
Duncan Macdonald, Board Member, Play It Again Sports
Duncan Macdonald is the president and owner of Play It Again Sports in South Burlington. He has run the store for the last 23 years and served on the franchisee advisory council and numerous buying committees for the national PIAS franchise. Duncan has been involved in the local sports community as a coach for soccer and lacrosse and as the past president of SB Youth Lacrosse. He currently serves on the SB planning commission and lives in South Burlington with his wife, Julia, and two sons, Patrick and Andrew.
Tim McKenzie, Chairman, South Burlington Realty Company
Tim is the General Manager of South Burlington Realty Company, a commercial real estate development firm which owns many properties in South Burlington including South Burlington’s City Center project. Tim lives in South Burlington with his wife Sally and daughter Anya.
Jack Russel, Officer, Berkshire Hathaway
Jack and his wife, Lynn, own and have operated Berkshire Hathaway for over 40 years. Berkshire Hathaway, headquartered in South Burlington, specializes in residential real estate sales, investment sales, exchanging, consulting, and property management. Berkshire Hathaway has 11 offices located throughout Northern Vermont.
Jack and Lynn have lived in South Burlington for the past 35 years. They have two grown children, Amy and Brian, who attended South Burlington schools and currently live in South Burlington. Jack is and has been active as an officer or member of several different professional, charitable, and sporting organizations. In his spare time, Jack enjoys playing basketball and managing some local sporting events.
Matt Sacco, Board Member, Bibens Ace Hardware
Matt Sacco is the Vice President of Operations at Bibens Ace Hardware, a 7-store chain of family-owned stores located throughout the state of Vermont. Bibens Ace, which was founded in Springfield, Vermont in 1942, expanded into South Burlington in 2002. Prior to joining Bibens Ace, Matt worked primarily for Ernst & Young in corporate finance advisory and M&A, in both Philadelphia and Boston. Matt received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Delaware, and a M.S. in Accounting from the University of Virginia. Matt lives in Essex Junction with his wife, Erica, and three children, Kylie, Brayden and Hudson.
John St. Hilaire, Board Member, Vermont Gas Systems
John St. Hilaire was appointed Vice President of Operations for Vermont Gas in September 2015. Most recently, John led the Addison Natural Gas Pipeline project through completion and is currently the executive lead on a new Customer Information System. In his Operations role, John leads the Gas Supply & control, Engineering & Construction, Maintenance, and Field Services teams. John began his career at Vermont Gas in 1990 and has held several positions in Gas Supply, Regulatory and Operations departments.
John also serves as Chairman of the Board for Green Mountain Credit Union. John helped lead the organization through several mergers and expansions to become a $65 million financial institution.
In his spare time John is an avid golfer, is an adjunct professor at Champlain College, and loves to travel with his wife Lauri. John holds an M.S.A from St.Michael’s College. John also holds degrees in Business Management, Accounting, Computer Programming, and Mechanical Engineering Technology from Champlain College and VT Technical College.
Christopher Loso, Board Member, Loso's Professional Janitorial Services
Christopher Loso is Vice President of Loso's Professional Janitorial Services, Inc., serving since 2012. Previously, he worked as a management consultant for 20 years at Arthur Andersen LLP, BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting), Deloitte Consulting, and Booz Allen Hamilton. He also worked in the Washington, DC office of former U.S. Senator James M. Jeffords and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Christopher is an appointed member of both the Vermont Workforce Development Board and Vermont State Training Grant Program Committee. He previously served as the Chair of the Governor's Committee for the Employment of People with Disabilities from 2014-2016. He has been a faculty member, teaching management courses, at Columbia University's School of International & Public Affairs, his alma mater, since 2013.
Mike Simoneau, Board Member, Geri Reilly Real Estate
Mike Simoneau, together with his wife Geri Reilly, own and operate Geri Reilly Real Estate, located at 340 Dorset St. in South Burlington. Mike graduated from Rice Memorial High School in 1969 and the University of Vermont in 1973. Mike, Geri and family have lived in South Burlington for over thirty years. They have two children, Reilly and Mike Jr., currently attending UVM.
Mike has a long history of community involvement, including years of youth coaching and civic volunteerism, including his recent Chairmanship of the Form Based Code Committee. He currently serves on the Howard Center Board and is a past member of the Burlington Boys and Girls Club Board.
Heather Tremblay, Board Member, Keypoint Partners
Heather Tremblay is a Vice President, Asset and Property Management, with 26 years of real estate industry experience. Heather is responsible for 1.2 million square feet of property in Vermont and Maine, including the 610,000 square foot University Mall in South Burlington, Vermont, the state’s largest enclosed shopping center. Heather oversees all areas of services provided at these properties, including management, construction and leasing. Heather holds a BA from the University of Vermont and a Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Real Property Administrator designation. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and is Past-President of the Vermont Retail Association.
John Wilking, Board Member, Neville Investments
John Wilking is principal of Neville Investments, a private equity real estate investment and management firm. Neville owns office and warehouse assets in Vermont and New Hampshire, and is actively pursuing acquisitions throughout New England.
John is an active member and former President of the Rotary Club of South Burlington, a member of the South Burlington Development Review Board, Chair of the South Burlington Economic Development Committee, and active in several other South Burlington based committees and organizations. John has lived in an 1864 farm house with his wife and kids since 1993, and is known for the holiday light show at their house.