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Thetford  Man Tapped For Vt. Council

Thetford Center — Investment fund manager Tim Briglin has been tapped by Gov. Peter Shumlin as the newest member of the Vermont Economic Progress Council.

The council is an 11-member board that authorizes job creation incentives and oversees the Tax Increment Financing District program. Briglin’s term begins immediately and runs through March 2017.

Briglin, a Thetford Center resident, is a co-founder and managing partner at Tuckerman Capital, a private investment fund focused on small manufacturing companies. Tuckerman provides debt and equity capital to portfolio companies, and advises companies on growth and process improvement initiatives post-investment.

Prior to co-founding Tuckerman Capital, Briglin was a partner at Green Mountain Partners. Previously, he worked at Morgan Stanley in the corporate finance group, served as a legislative assistant to Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., covering economic, tax and banking issues, and was an analyst at Marine Midland Bank.

He serves as a director of Mascoma Savings Bank and as a member of Vital Communities Corporate Council, the Governor’s Business Advisory Council on Health Care Financing, the Board of Overseers of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the board of Vermont Parks Forever.

He also serves on the steering committee for the Statewide Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.

Briglin graduated from Cornell University and Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

“We’re delighted to find Vermonters with such experience and knowledge, willing to give back to their community,” said Stephan Morse, chairman of the Vermont Economic Progress Council. “Tim’s financial, business, and management background will be especially helpful in our efforts to promote quality jobs for Vermonters.”

The Vermont Economic Progress Council is an independent board appointed by the governor and the General Assembly to consider applications to the state’s economic incentive programs.

The council is attached to the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, whose mission is to help Vermonters improve their quality of life and build strong communities.