Spencer Newman is president of Green Mountain Insight, a financial and strategic planning firm that helps mission-focused Vermont businesses grow and prosper in their communities. Several of Spencer’s clients have transformed from start-up businesses to employing hundreds of people, providing stable jobs and good wages for their employees. Spencer also serves on Governor Scott’s Strategic Planning Team and was chair of the Burlington Electric Board for five years, during which time the city became 100% powered by renewable energy. Spencer has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BA from Tufts University. He lives in Burlington with his wife and two teenage children, and enjoys skiing, hiking, and cooking and generally living in Vermont.
“It has truly been an honor to serve as an interim director of the VSECU Board as well as its subsidiary, the Vermont Heritage Financial Group. I’m now running for a full-term position because I have seen firsthand the positive impact VSECU has on Vermont families, businesses and our community, and feel passionately that the credit union should continue to play a crucial role in supporting its members through innovative financial programs and educational offerings. My work as a financial and business strategy consultant for mission focused businesses throughout Vermont has also given me a unique perspective on the financial needs of Vermonters and Vermont businesses, and how a credit union can best serve their interests during these challenging times. Community service has always played an important part of my life, and most recently I was nominated to Governor Scott’s Strategic Planning Team, which focuses on improving the everyday lives of Vermonters. In addition, I have served as chair of the Burlington Electric board for five years, during which time the city became 100% powered by renewable energy. I welcome the opportunity to continue to serve the membership of VSECU and its Board of Directors, and ask for your vote.”