Jay Peak owners Ariel Quiros and Bill Stenger announced today that they have hired Alex MacLean to be a project manager for the Northeast Kingdom Development Initiative. MacLean, who will complete her work for Governor Shumlin on Friday, will lead the project’s external affairs and assist in fundraising efforts. This will include aiding Bill Stenger’s investor recruitment efforts, investor relations and communications efforts. MacLean’s immediate focus will be on the Burke expansion and redevelopment of downtown Newport.
“I am pleased that Alex MacLean has agreed to join the Jay Peak team,” said Mr. Stenger. “Alex’s background and experience with this region, state government and policy development make her an ideal fit for this role.”
MacLean, of Peacham, has worked with Governor Peter Shumlin over the past four years, managing his campaigns and most recently serving as his Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs, and Deputy Chief of Staff. MacLean will begin work with Jay Peak on January 21.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Jay Peak team,” said Ms. MacLean. “I look forward to working with Bill Stenger and others to create jobs and economic opportunities for Vermonters. As a lifelong resident of the Northeast Kingdom, I am proud to be a part of this effort to revitalize our region.”
The Northeast Kingdom Economic Development Initiative is a $600 million economic revitalization project designed to bring up to 10,000 new jobs to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Quiros and Stenger announced their plans at a press conference held back in September before Governor Shumlin and the entire Vermont congresional delegation.The enterprise encompasses seven projects stretching between Jay peak Resort, Newport and Burke Mountain Resort, and is believed to be the largest initiative of its kind in the history of Vermont.