Each year, the publication recognizes 40 young professionals under the age of 40 across Vermont. Award recipients are selected by a panel of five judges for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence, and involvement in their communities.
Adam Lamson '19, G'21 works as director of business development and training at the Vermont Chapter of the United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada, also known as United Association. Lamson earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration, with minors in Marketing and Criminal Justice. He graduated this year with his Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Administration.
Devon Neary '13 currently works as a transportation planner for Rutland Regional Planning Commission. Neary also serves on the Rutland City Board of Aldermen. He holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from Castleton and a master's degree in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School.
Vanessa Robertson '17 works as an attorney at Facey Goss & McPhee P.C. She serves on the Rutland Young Professionals board of directors, as well as on the member board of directors for Rotary Club of Rutland. She earned her bachelor's degree in Political Science at Castleton and a Juris Doctor and Health Law and Policy Certificate from UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law.
“We are thrilled by the response to this initiative to recognize these up-and-coming leaders, especially during this pandemic. This is our twelfth year” said VBM Publisher John Boutin. “We received over 130 outstanding nominations this year. The total number of honorees over the past 12 years totals 481.”
The Rising Stars Class of 2021 will be recognized at a special event on Nov. 4.