Sue Minter to Lead Capstone Community Action as Next Executive Director

08 November 2018

Capstone Community Action has hired Sue Minter as their Executive Director to lead the organization’s work of empowering families to rise out of poverty and advocating for economic justice in Vermont.

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Brian Tagliaferro, Capstone Community Action
Phone: (802) 479-1053
Email: btagliaferro@capstonevt.org 

 

Sue Minter to Lead Capstone Community Action as Next Executive Director

Barre, VT – Capstone Community Action has hired Sue Minter as their Executive Director to lead the organization’s work of empowering families to rise out of poverty and advocating for economic justice in Vermont.

 

Minter, most recently the President and CEO of Special Olympics Vermont, brings a depth of experience in organizational leadership, community and economic development, professional planning, and policy making.

 

The Capstone Community Action Board of Directors selected Minter after a nationwide search. “We are thrilled to have Sue Minter leading this organization which is so vital to the wellbeing of our communities and thousands of Vermonters,” states Rubin Bennet, Chair of Capstone’s Board of Directors. “Sue is committed to economically vulnerable Vermonters as demonstrated in her public service tenure. Her bold leadership in response to Tropical Storm Irene required teamwork, innovation, and collaboration. These are core values of this organization over its fifty-three year history. Sue is exactly the right person to be leading Capstone at this important moment.”

 

Capstone Community Action, formerly known as Central Vermont Community Action Council, is guided by three overarching priorities: stabilizing lives, nurturing child and family development, and building resilient households and communities. The organization has earned a reputation for leadership and advocacy on behalf of low-income families, and as an incubator for innovative strategies and programs to transition households out of poverty. Organizations such as the Vermont Foodbank, Downstreet Housing, and Community Capital of Vermont got their start at Capstone.

 

“This is a tremendous opportunity and an honor to lead this vital organization,” Minter states. “Capstone’s purpose of empowering individuals and families to rise out of poverty and giving voice to members of our community who are disadvantaged is crucial. In the face of division and retrenchment of our federal government, local community action is more critical than ever. I am excited to bring my experience, passion, and commitment to social change toward helping to lead and grow Capstone in these historic times.”

 

Prior to joining Special Olympics Vermont, Minter served as Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Transportation (2015) and Deputy Secretary (2011 – 2014).  Following the historic flooding from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, Minter was appointed Vermont’s Irene Recovery Officer, responsible for implementation of state recovery and resilience programs and activities. In 2016, Minter was elected the Democratic candidate for Vermont Governor and served as a State Representative in the Vermont legislature from 2004 – 2010.

 

A graduate of Harvard University (BA) and M.I.T. (MA in City Planning), Sue and her husband, David Goodman, live in Waterbury Center and have two children. She will join Capstone on December 3.

 

Capstone Community Action, founded in 1965, works with individuals and families to rise out of poverty and advocates for economic justice for all Vermonters. Capstone’s programs include emergency food, heat and housing assistance, housing counseling and homelessness intervention, savings and credit coaching, micro-business development, home weatherization, and child and family development programs in Early Head Start/Head Start. We serve over 14,000 people through these programs each year.

 

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