The Main Street Alliance of Vermont (MSA-VT) announced today that Ashley Moore has been named State Director.
MSA-VT was founded in 2014 to elevate the voices of small business owners on important public policy issues in Vermont. Moore has been with MSA-VT since its founding, and during that time was responsible for managing the organization’s policy initiatives and conducting outreach to the small business community statewide. She has been serving as the organization’s Interim State Director since March. Moore succeeds MSA-VT founder and former State Director, Lindsay DesLauriers, who stepped down from the position to take a leadership role at her family's business, Bolton Valley Resort.
“Ashley Moore has proven herself to be an effective leader of this organization and we are thrilled that she is stepping up as State Director,” said Jen Kimmich, MSA-VT State Board Chair and co-owner of the Alchemist. “She truly cares about Vermont and understands the economic importance of supporting small business and working families, and she is a powerful advocate. We all look forward to continuing our work together for a stronger Vermont.”
Moore was born and raised in Rutland and now resides in Montpelier. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Community and International Development and subsequently attended SIT Graduate Institute where she earned her Master's in Sustainable Development with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Advocacy.
“I’m thrilled and grateful for the opportunity,” Moore said of the new role. “MSA-VT has built a strong foundation of success over the past four years and and I’m looking forward to continuing to work with our amazing team to lead the organization into the next stage.”
Since its founding in 2014, MSA-VT has been committed to bringing business owners to the table to engage in developing and advocating for policies that reflect the interconnected nature of small businesses and the communities they serve. Small businesses are at the core of Vermont’s communities and their voices have helped drive change in building healthier communities and a Vermont that works for everyone.