Elicia Mailhiot ’12 selected as Vermont Business Magazine Rising Star

Elicia Mailhiot ‘12 has been named one of Vermont Business Magazine’s Rising Stars for 2019.

Mailhiot is communications coordinator at Castleton University and a 2012 graduate of the Media & Communications program. Mailhiot joined Castleton last year after serving in a development & communications role at Spring Lake Ranch, a therapeutic community for individuals with mental health and substance abuse challenges, and before that as associate director of communications at College of St. Joseph. She is also an MBA candidate at Castleton University.

In addition to her professional responsibilities, Mailhiot is an active member of the community. She serves on the board of Rutland Young Professionals and is chair of the Marketing Committee. She is also a member of the Spring Lake Ranch advisory committee and is a past board member for Vermont Women in Higher Education and former reading mentor for Everybody Wins! Vermont.

Castleton University Director of Marketing and Communications James Lambert said Mailhiot is an excellent choice for a Rising Star Award.

“I’m so excited to see Elicia honored for her contributions here at Castleton University and to the Rutland Region,” Lambert said. “She is widely recognized by her colleagues as a special talent who actively supports community initiatives, creates outstanding work to further the University, and is committed to professional development. This award couldn’t be more deserved.”

The Vermont Business Magazine Rising Star Awards names 40 of Vermont’s most accomplished young leaders under 40 years old who show a commitment to business growth, professional excellence, and involvement in their communities. Mailhiot is one of seven recipients from Rutland County.

In an announcement of this year’s honorees, Vermont Business Magazine publisher John Boutin said he was thrilled at the nominations in the 10th year of the Rising Star Awards.

“We received over 240 outstanding nominations this year. The five judges had a difficult time picking the top 40. These young professionals have chosen to make Vermont home. For these young professionals it’s not just about business. It’s about them making a difference in their communities,” Boutin said.

Mailhiot was also recognized as Castleton’s 2018 Outstanding Young Alumni of the Year.