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Kevin Mead - President
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Kevin Mead is the President of the VCIA, a member-based association whose mission is to educate, communicate, and advocate on behalf of the Vermont-domiciled captive insurance industry. Kevin began his tenure as President of VCIA in February 2022.
Kevin brings a wealth of association management and financial tact to VCIA, having engineered a merger of three global independent accounting associations and forming PrimeGlobal, which represented 2,000 partners and 14,000 employees in 90+ countries. Kevin then facilitated rapid membership and revenue growth, increasing the net income 25% from 2 billion to 2.5 billion USD for PrimeGlobal. After PrimeGlobal, he was the Vice President of Resource Development for Spokane County United Way, a chapter of the biggest charity in the world, and most recently was the Executive Director of a rare disease foundation.
Holding two master’s degrees related to association management and finance, Kevin is the perfect candidate to lead VCIA, build out the captive industry’s flagship conference, increase VCIA membership and membership value, while evolving the organization amid the current pandemic and economic challenges. Reach out and please introduce yourself to Kevin!
Diane Leach - Director of Education
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Diane Leach joined the Vermont Captive Insurance Association in 1987 and is the Director of Education and Program Planning. She started her captive insurance career in 1984, working for American Risk Management, Corp. in the accounting and administration areas. Her involvement with the Association began during its early stages and has continued through its current maturity. She is a past Board member of the Vermont Society of Association Executives and a member of the American Society of Association Executives.
Janice Valgoi - Outgoing Director of Membership
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Janice Valgoi joined VCIA in January 2012 as VCIA’s Director of Membership and Development. Prior to this position, Janice was a Project Manager with Delaney Meeting & Event Management in Vermont. Janice was in the hotel business for over 20 years in Florida, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Virginia, before being transferred to Vermont to work at the Radisson Hotel Burlington in 1990. Janice was the Director of Sales for 16 years responsible for conventions and marketing and assisted the hotel with the transition from a Radisson Hotel to the Wyndham Hotel in 2003.
She was an adjunct professor at Champlain College for Destination Management. Janice served on the Board of Directors of the Vermont Convention Bureau and the YMCA Camp Committee. She is a past President of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International and the past Chair of the Vermont Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Marketing Committee. She graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management.
Angie Armour - Director of Sponsorships, Exhibitors, and Membership
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Angie Armour joins the VCIA team after 21 years at Saint Michael’s College where she was most recently the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement. At SMC, she led a team of 12 who worked with the College’s largest donors and hundreds of alumni and parent volunteers and served on the search committee that helped to hire the newly named president. She also spent 12 years as the College’s director of alumni and family engagement and prior to that worked in the Athletic Department’s sports information office. A native Vermonter, Angie has spent her career building relationships and traveling the country on behalf of her alma mater. She is a 1999 graduate of Saint Michael’s with a bachelor’s in journalism and earned her master’s degree in 2009 in administration and management. She currently lives in Colchester with her husband, two daughters, a pug and two kittens. Always on the go, she enjoys playing golf, softball, running, walking, yoga and reading.
Jocelyn Lamb - Director of Finance
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Jocelyn Lamb joined VCIA in January 2023 as Accounting Manager. She graduated magna cum laude from Northern Vermont University (formerly known as Johnson State College) in 2010, with a bachelor’s degree in business. Prior to this role, she spent just over 11 years as an insurance examiner in the Captive Insurance Division of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation, where she contributed to the regulation and analysis of Vermont domiciled captive insurance companies. She and her husband also own their own small business, a 3,000-tap sugaring operation in northern VT on land that has been in the family for generations. Jocelyn is excited to remain in the captive industry and experience it from an additional perspective!
Francis McGill - Director of Communications
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Francis McGill joined Team VCIA as its Director of Communications in January 2022. He has nearly ten years of experience in completing successful marketing campaigns and communication strategies for higher education clients and LED light bulb clients, as well as Vermont's only lifecare senior community, Wake Robin. Having graduated with an honors bachelor degree in English and Philosophy, Francis grounds his work in critical thinking, using persuasive storytelling and audience understanding as key ways to drive engagement. He is excited to learn about all things captive, and to bring his creative approach to the staff and the association.
Drew Frazier - Office/Tech Manager
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Drew Frazier joined VCIA in October 2023 as Technology/Office Manager and Event Support. Prior, Drew spent more than a decade in the arts sector managing creative and technical projects for public media centers. Through his work at Burlington’s Media Factory, he spearheaded many collaborative endeavors, including the Vermont Media Exchange, Localeyz, and Vermont Community Television. He remains actively engaged in the Vermont arts scene and serves on the organizing committee of PechaKucha Night Burlington and as Managing Director of Sundog Poetry.