The Vermont Grocers' Association has elected Darcy Nutter of Price Chopper Supermarkets as its new chairwoman. Darcy is a zone manager for the family owned chain with responsibility for their southern Vermont stores as well as their New Hampshire markets and some of their New York locations. Also elected were Todd Keyworth of Harborside Market as vice chairman and Dwight LaFountain of Jiffy Mart as secretary-treasurer.
Nutter has been a member of the VGA board of directors since 2003 and has served on various committees including the association's government affairs committee, convention committee and executive committee. She co-chaired the 2007 convention. The most rewarding part of the zone manager position to her is the human connection with people, and making a difference in their professional lives. Nutter was the first woman selected for this position at Price Chopper, and strives to set a strong and proud example of what women have to offer in the business world.
Nutter has been married for 33 years to husband David and they have four children; Amy, Bradley, Sabrina, and Carly.
In addition, the following people were elected or re-elected to serve on the organization's board of directors: Patrick Crowl of the Woodstock Farmers Market, Kathy Miller of the Elmore Store, Pat Breen of Grand Union Markets, Clem Nilan of City Market, Burlington, Kim Crosby of Vermont Roots, Rutland, Mike Baker of Baker Distributing, Colchester, and Doug Tschorn of the Wayside Country Store in West Arlington.
Bill MacDonald of the Waits River General Store was also recognized at the ceremony for his service as VGA chairman the past two years. MacDonald will continue to serve on the organization's board as past chair.
The Vermont Grocers' Association is a statewide organization representing approximately 700 stores and 245 suppliers to the industry.