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Jody Fried
Director of the Vermont Leadership Institute
  • Director of the Vermont Leadership Institute

Jody is excited to be joining the Snelling Center for Government as the Director of the Vermont Leadership Institute. Jody is also the Executive Director of Catamount Film & Arts in St. Johnsbury. His work as a volunteer in the Northeast Kingdom is extensive, including serving as the current President of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Kingdom Collaborative, as a Corporator of the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, and as the past President of both the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce and the Northeast Kingdom Travel and Tourism Association. He has also served in various statewide leadership roles including as the current Chair of the Vermont Creative Network and as a Governor-appointed member of the Vermont Travel and Recreation Council, as well as having previously served as a founding member of the Vermont Tax Advisory Board. Jody is a graduate of the VLI Class of 2012 and a University of Vermont alum.