Adam is a businessman, realtor, developer and life-long resident of Southern Vermont who has served as Executive Director of the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) since 2014. As Vermont’s largest Economic Development Organization, the BDCC owns and operates 500,000 square feet of commercial and industrial incubator space, hosting 85 companies and over 350 employees. The BDCC is recognized as an award-wining statewide leader in workforce development solutions for rural economies. In 2016 Adam accepted an award from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for the successful implementation of a multi-year strategic economic plan.
In addition to his employment, Adam and his wife currently own and operate Wahoo’s Eatery, a roadside seasonal restaurant celebrating its 19th season. Adam grew up in his family business, a 25-room country inn with 95-person restaurant. Adam served as the general manager for 13 years until successfully transitioning the family operation for its eventual sale in 2008. After selling the family business, Adam’s work focus was as a licensed Realtor, developer and as the managing partner of Cleo’s LLC, a 55-Unit property management company.
Following Tropical Storm Irene and the certain economic challenges ahead, the Board of Directors of the Mount Snow Valley Chamber appointed Adam, a former president of the organization, as interim executive director in 2012. In 2013 he took on a short-term contract to serve as the executive director for Wilmington Works, the newly created Downtown Designated Organization for Wilmington before joining the BDCC in 2014.
Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Castleton University distinguished with Kappa Delta Pi honors. Adam continues his economic development education each year through university and IEDC -credentialed courses.
Over the past 20 years Adam has worked to contribute to the vitality of the local community by serving on The Wilmington Planning Commission; Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce; Twin Valley Facilities Committee; Bi-Town Committee; SeVEDS; Wilmington Works; Southern Vermont Economic Development Zone Steering Committee; Regional Development Corporations of Vermont Board of Directors (current Chair) and been elected to the Pettee Memorial Library Trustees, and Twin Valley & Wilmington School Board. Adam is currently a board member for the Brattleboro Retreat, VT’s largest mental health and addiction facility, and Southern Vermont’s largest employer. In 2017 Adam was appointed by Governor Scott to serve on the State Workforce Development Review Board.