Don Jamison is founding Co-Executive Director, and as one of the founders of the VEOC, has been with the organization since 2001.  He works with the board to plan and deliver VEOC’s educational offerings, and works with those in established companies assess the potential of employee ownership for their businesses.


Matt Cropp is Co-Executive Director of the VEOC, and has been with the organization since 2014, where he has developed deep expertise in employee ownership models. In addition to his leadership role, he is responsible for managing social media, event planning and promotion, coordinating with a national network of employee ownership practitioners and a variety of other activities advancing the VEOC's mission. Matt received his MA in History from UVM in 2011, where he studied economic history and the origins of cooperative finance, and he's involved on a volunteer basis with a number of co-op projects both locally and nationally. He lives in the New North End of Burlington with his partner and a pair of very friendly rabbits. 

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Michele Kupersmith is Program and Outreach Coordinator at the VEOC and joined the team in 2019.  Michele is a Vermont native, received her BA from UVM and her JD from Vermont Law School, and raised her two now-adult children in South Burlington. Her prior career includes practicing law, serving as a Legislator for four terms, and working on workforce and economic development policy and initiatives within the Vermont Department of Labor.