April 27, 2023
Waterbury Center, Vermont – Spring has sprung in Vermont and it’s growing season for the Vermont Public Power Supply (VPPSA). Today, VPPSA announced it has welcomed three new staff members to the team, building resources to support its eleven municipal electric utility members and demonstrate that Community is at the Heart of VPPSA.
In early April, Amber O’Neill joined VPPSA’s Financial Services Department, as a Staff Accountant. Previously, Amber worked for the State of Vermont in varying accounting roles and functions across three different Departments. She has a Bachelor’s degree in both Accounting and Business Administration from Northern Vermont University – Lyndon (formerly Lyndon State College, and soon to be Vermont State University).
Lance Woods joined the Technology & Security Services Department as Assistant Manager of Technology & Security Services. Lance will help VPPSA grow and evolve its current offerings in supporting the development and installation of systems technology, as well as exploring technology solutions to meet members’ needs. Lance is an IT Professional with over two and a half decades of experience, starting at IBM and Microsoft before moving on to lead teams and departments in the corporate and energy sectors. Prior to joining VPPSA, Lance worked as a consultant, senior engineer, vCIO and IT Manager.
Connor Daley joins the Regulatory and Power Services Department as Manager of Government & Public Affairs. Connor represents and advances the Authority’s interests in legislative policymaking, regulatory proceedings, and public affairs. Having grown up in Lyndonville, a public power community and VPPSA member, Connor is eager to use his previous advocacy and stakeholder engagement experiences to maximize the potential of local municipal public power utilities; to listen to and meet the needs of Vermont’s local communities.
“As the pace of change for electric utilities continues to accelerate, it is increasingly important that VPPSA acquires the skills to support our members” says Kenneth Nolan, VPPSA’s General Manager. “The addition of Amber, Connor, and Lance greatly enhances VPPSA’s ability to react to federal grant opportunities, increasing cyber security requirements, and greater stakeholder engagement. We are very fortunate to have these three experienced and dedicated Vermonters join our team.”