The VLITE Board

Richard Marron, President

richardRichard C. Marron owns the Town & Country Resort in Stowe, and has served the Stowe community as a member of the Stowe Select board (1992-2009) and as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives (1997-2006). During his time in the State Legislature, Mr. Marron was Chair of the Ways and Means Committee (2001-2004), and Vice-chair of the House Appropriations committee (2005-2006). In addition to his political activities, Mr. Marron has been actively involved on the boards of several organizations including the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and The Manor in Morrisville. A former director of Union Bank, Mr. Marron recently concluded terms as a Vermont State College Trustee (2002-2010), and member of the Commission on Judicial Operations (2009-2010). He is currently chair of the Town of Stowe Electric Commission.

Richard Rubin, Vice President

richard-rubinRichard is a practicing trial attorney and senior partner in the firm of Rubin, Kidney, Myer & DeWolfe in Barre. I have practiced law in Vermont for 40 years. I live in Plainfield and have been interested and involved in energy and utility issues since the 1970’s. For 10 years I have been a Board member of the Washington Electric Cooperative and am proud that our coop was an early opponent of nuclear power and now obtains all its energy from renewable generation produced in Vermont, including landfill methane, wind and hydro. I was also involved with my brother Mathew Rubin in the early redevelopment of several old hydro dams in Central Vermont. I am pleased to be a member of VLITE and hope to encourage the increased use of renewable energy and conservation. I am married with three children (two still in Plainfield) and two grandchildren.

Annie Noonan, Treasurer


Annie Noonan is the labor relations manager at the Vermont State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs Department.  Annie was the former  Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor for the State of Vermont.

University of Connecticut PEA, Storrs, CT, Assistant Director May 2008-Dec. 2010
Managed the Arbitration and Contract Negotiations Division and assisted in negotiations for the coordinated agreement for the state’s 31 public sector unions.

Vermont State Employees Association, Montpelier, VT, Executive Director 1996-2008
Headed up the 2nd largest union in the state, representing over 7,500 unionized workers in Vermont, including state employees, judiciary workers, employees of the defender general’s office, the Vt. Housing authority, and state colleges.

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Center for Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education
Graduate Researcher

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, Center for Career Development & Placement
Placement Associate & Researcher

M.S. Degree, Labor Relations and Research, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
B.A. Degree, Political Science and Statistics, University of Vermont, Burlington

Hal Cohen


Hal Cohen is the Executive Director at Vermont Adult Learning.  Hal was the former serves as the Secretary of Human Services for the State of Vermont.

Hal has served as  the Executive Director of Central Vermont Community Action Council (CVCAC).  Headquartered in Barre, Vermont, CVCAC serves over 20,000 people a year and is dedicated to helping low-income people become economically self-sufficient. Hal’s professional and civic involvement includes sitting on a number of local and state boards such as the Vermont Council on Rural Development, the Central Vermont Workforce Investment Board, the Vermont Workforce Development Council, and the Central Vermont Hunger Taskforce. Hal has an M.A. in counseling psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School and an M.S. in nonprofit management from the New School for Social Research. He resides with his wife in Middlesex, Vermont.

Pat Moulton

Patricia Moulton was appointed President of Vermont Technical College by the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees in March 2017.  Pat served as Interim President from September 2016 to March 2017.  Vermont Technical College is part of the Vermont State College System and the only technical college in Vermont. Prior to joining the College, Ms. Moulton served as Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) for Governor Peter Shumlin from June 2014 to September 2016.  Immediately prior to serving as Secretary, Pat was Executive Director of the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC). Prior to BDDC, Ms. Moulton was the Deputy Secretary and Director of Economic Development of ACCD.  Pat has served three other Governor’s as Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor, Chair of the Vermont Environmental Board, Commissioner of Economic Development and Deputy Commissioner of Economic Development. She has spent 35 years in the practice of economic and workforce development on the local, regional, and state levels. Pat also ran her own economic development consulting company for several years.  Pat is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a degree in Political Science. She lives in Randolph Center with her partner, James Morrill.