Lindsay Kurrle was appointed Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development by Governor Phil Scott, effective on September 2, 2019. ACCD encompasses the Departments of Economic Development, Housing and Community Development, and Tourism and Marketing. These departments include many programs that serve the Vermont public by enhancing the Vermont business climate, marketing Vermont to tourists and others, and strengthening Vermont communities in a wide variety of ways.
From January 2017 to September 2019, Lindsay served as Commissioner for the Vermont Department of Labor where she led over 300 employees, and administered Vermont’s workforce development, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, employment services programs, and Vermont’s occupational safety and health program.
Prior to becoming the state’s Labor Commissioner, Lindsay was a business owner for 15 years, and an Auditor for the international accounting firm KPMG. Lindsay brings a balance of knowledge and understanding of both the labor and business community to her role.
Kurrle is an outspoken and strong advocate for matching job seekers with skills, training, and career opportunities while ensuring that Vermont’s employers have access to a skilled and competent workforce that matches their needs now and in the future.
Secretary Kurrle lives in Middlesex, Vermont with her husband and three children.