(Burlington, VT)- Today, Emerge Vermont announced that its Executive Director, Rep. Jill Krowinski, will be leaving her role to focus on her new role as Speaker of the Vermont House. On Wednesday, January 6, Krowinski was sworn into this new role.
“It’s been an honor to serve as Emerge Vermont’s Executive Director for the past two years. During my time at Emerge, we’ve grown our training programs and increased the number of Emerge alums serving in office across the state,” said Krowinski. “In the November election, our Emerge alums had a 79% win-rate. We have great momentum going forward.”
Emerge Vermont alums are serving in key leadership positions at the State House. In addition to Krowinski serving as Speaker, Molly Gray is Vermont’s new Lt. Governor and Sen. Becca Balint is the first woman and openly gay person to serve as State Senate President Pro-Tempore.
“We are excited that Jill will be taking on this leadership role in the Vermont House,” said A’shanti F.Gholar, President of Emerge. “Jill has been an asset to the Emerge team, expanding our work in Vermont and growing our training program, alumnae support and network there. We can’t wait to see all the incredible things that we know she will go on to do as Speaker.”
Joan Lenes, Chair of Emerge Vermont stated that the organization will immediately begin a search for a new executive director. “Under Jill’s leadership we’ve strengthened our network and lived our mission in training and supporting the next generation of Democratic leaders,” said Lenes. “The board and entire Emerge family are so proud of and thrilled for Jill and the new role she is taking on. We wish her all the best.”
For more information about Emerge Vermont and the search for our next leader, go to www.emergevt.org.