Wendy Rice, the principal of Vermont Connector, has a profound belief in the power of community and value of service. Her community engagement and desire for meaningful impact began at the early age of nine when she first volunteered at the public library’s afterschool program. Since college, Ms. Rice has volunteered with over 55 organizations in Vermont, the US, and abroad, including as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon, Africa.
She is an alumna of Vermont Law School and the Vermont Leadership Institute. She is currently the President of the Green Mountain Peace Corps Volunteer Association and continues to volunteer with many area non-profits.
Her passion for community service is underscored by her 20 years professional experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. She has experience managing complex projects, developing strategic partnerships, creating systems level change, building capacity, and positively impacting her community. In 2016 Vermont Business Magazine honored her with a Rising Star Award, reflecting her commitment to professional excellence and community involvement.