Lindsay DesLauriers, State Director
Lindsay is the State Director at Main Street Alliance of Vermont. Through her work as Campaign Director for the Vermont Paid Sick Days Campaign, Lindsay identified a need for organizing and focused advocacy within the business community to help support this and other state level policy work in Vermont. Prior to MSA-VT, Lindsay worked in public policy as an advocate at Voices for Vermont’s Children, a non-profit children’s state policy organization. In that capacity, she worked on policy in early childhood, public education, juvenile justice, healthcare, and family economic security. Lindsay also served as Interim Director for the Vermont Early Childhood Alliance, a statewide coalition of early childhood professionals, parents, businesses, and strategic partners working to affect positive policy change in the area of early childhood. Lindsay attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York, graduating in 2001 and subsequently earned her MA from UVM. Lindsay is committed to promoting positive social, educational, and economic policies that will enhance quality of life for all Vermonters.
Ashley Moore, Campaigns Director
Ashley has been with the Main Street Alliance of Vermont since its founding in 2014. She was born and raised in Rutland, Vermont and now lives in Montpelier. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 2014 and subsequently attended SIT Graduate Institute where she earned her Master's in Sustainable Development with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Advocacy. Ashley has previous experience working on universal healthcare and earned sick days initiatives in Vermont. Ashley has become passionate about working collectively toward social change through public policies that benefit communities statewide.
Kyle Martel, Communications Associate
Kyle is a native Vermonter with experience in public affairs, graphic design, web development and journalism. Before coming to Main Street Alliance of Vermont, Kyle was a communications associate at Leonine Public Affairs where he worked with a handful of energy companies managing public outreach around new development, as well as helping international tech companies grow community projects in Vermont. Kyle played an important role in helping rebrand one of Vermont’s largest non-profits, leading the design and creative efforts for the project. While at Leonine, Kyle served as spokesperson for the Wind Works VT campaign, leading media relations and shaping the campaign’s digital voice. Kyle’s community outreach efforts often extend into social media, where he has led the charge in launching campaigns focused around creating original and engaging content. Before working at Leonine, Kyle worked for the Times Argus and Rutland Herald as a reporter, photographer and a designer.
Molly Gleason, Business Outreach Coordinator
Molly joined Main Street Alliance of Vermont as Business Outreach Coordinator in 2018, bringing to the organization over a decade of nonprofit and community organizing experience. As the Community Impact Director at Green Mountain United Way, Molly coordinated community initiatives, organized coalitions with diverse groups and provided leadership to transition the organization to a new model for distributing funding throughout the five-county region. Molly has worked for Central Vermont Community Action Council as a regional coordinator for a statewide Head Start program and as a grant writer for Good Beginnings of Central Vermont. She is still actively involved with Good Beginnings as a board director. After graduating from the University of Vermont with a BA in 2003, she earned her MPA degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and returned to Vermont in 2008. Molly lives in Danville with her family and enjoys managing their small family maple sugaring business, Bridge Road Sugarworks, and taking in all of the beautiful views and outdoor experiences that Vermont has to offer.
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