Ryan Thornton joins VEOC as its new Communications and Outreach Coordinator!

Ryan at work in the VEOC office.After interviewing many impressive applicants from the community over the past few weeks, Vermont Employee Ownership Center is excited to announce the hiring of Ryan Thornton as our new Communications and Outreach Coordinator!

VEOC opened the expanded, full-time position this summer as part of an ongoing effort to increase our outreach activities and connect more businesses than ever before with the unique opportunities presented by employee ownership.

Ryan will engage Vermont’s business community through online communications and marketing strategies, picking up and expanding upon the excellent work accomplished over the previous years by Michele Kupersmith, VEOC’s former Program & Outreach Coordinator, and Chloe Jensen, who served as Communications & Research Specialist until her departure in August for her first post-graduation job in Boston. We miss them both, but are excited for the energy and expertise that Ryan brings to the organization!

Before moving to Vermont from Texas last year, Ryan worked as a local policy journalist in Austin. Prior to that he taught English in a small town in the French Alps. He enjoys exploring on foot, swimming in the lake, and rollerblading around Burlington’s Old North End, where he lives with his partner and cat.