Board of Directors

Board Members:

Joseph Finnigan

Joseph Finnigan - Chair

Joseph was elected to the Board of Directors and as Treasurer of Vermont Federal Credit Union in 1978. He served as President/CEO for more than 30 years, retiring in March 2009. He serves on the Board Executive Committee and on the Board of Trustees of the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC). He has also served on the Board of Directors of TriCorp Federal Credit Union and the New England Credit Union Heritage Foundation.

Megan Manahan Bliss

Megan Manahan Bliss - Vice Chair

Megan resides and works in St. Albans. Megan started out her career at the former Brown Cahill, Gawne & Miller, P.C. in 2001 as law clerk and in 2003 as an attorney and is now a shareholder in Cahill, Gawne, Miller & Manahan, P.C.. Megan received her B.S. from the University of Vermont in 1999 and her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in 2003.

Will Voigt

Will Voigt - Treasurer

Will Voigt is the Senior Accountant at D.W. Voigt CPA P.C., a tax and consulting firm located in South Burlington. Will began his career with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) working in budget and finance and was the special assistant to the Chief Financial Officer of USCIS before leaving to work in the family owned business of D.W. Voigt CPA P.C. The opportunity to work with family and own his own business in the great state of Vermont was too good to pass up.

Suzanne Lynn

Suzanne Lynn - Secretary

Suzanne is the co-publisher and general manager of The St. Albans Messenger, a daily newspaper serving Franklin County. She carries the same titles and responsibilities for the Milton Independent, the Colchester Sun and the Essex Reporter, newspapers serving those communities. Her responsibilities include: budgeting, administration, P&L performance, staff planning and leadership, sales, marketing, circulation, collections and key account responsibilities.

Ethan Hutchins

Ethan Hutchins - Director

Ethan is a University of Vermont alumnus who grew up in Barre, Vermont. He started his career in 2008 in the software design industry. He is currently employed at MyWebGrocer as a software engineer. Ethan enjoys participating in the whole lifecycle of software development and having an end result of new or additional functionality for the software program. Ethan takes on a range of software development projects ranging from database administration, customer web forms, internal tool usage analysis/reports, and User Interface Development. Ethan played for the University of Vermont’s men’s soccer team and is currently on their Hall of Fame committee.

Paul Politano

Paul Politano - Director

Paul Politano resides in Brandon, VT with his wife and their four children. Paul works at Middlebury College's golf course as their Head Golf Professional. Paul is an active member of the golf community; he has been working in the industry for 27 years and has been nominated on numerous occasions for awards such as Vermont PGA Professional of the Year. Paul also served on the Vermont PGA Board of Directors from 1998 - 2009. Paul is proud of the accomplishments he has had in the industry which includes positions as General Manager and Head Golf Professional at Neshobe Golf Club in Brandon, Crown Point Country Club in Springfield, and at Montague Golf Course in Randolph.

Lisa Rees

Lisa Rees - Director

Lisa Rees currently works for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as a leadership coach specializing in emotional intelligence and appreciative inquiry. Lisa has worked for the USCIS since 1987 which was also when she became a member of Vermont Federal Credit Union. During most of her federal career, Lisa was involved with implementing financial systems to improve operational efficiencies and, in 2008, was named USCIS Manager of the Year in recognition of her excellence in leadership.

To Contact our Board Members:

84 Pine Street (100 Financial Plaza)
Post Office Box 407
Burlington, VT 05402-0407
Phone: (802) 658-0225 x1205


Vermont Federal operates in accordance with our approved bylaws. Any questions about these bylaws should be directed to the Board of Directors.





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