Governor makes key appointments within the Agency of Administration

Vermont Company Journal Governor Phil Scott and Administration Secretary Kristin Clouser right now introduced a few crucial appointments within just the Company of Administration. Catherine Delneo has been appointed point out librarian Justin Kenney as chief functionality officer (CPO) and Nikki Fuller deputy commissioner of the Department of Human Means.

Catherine Delneo, condition librarian

Delneo provides far more than 25 yrs of encounter in library expert services to the position of point out librarian, most just lately serving as a main of branches at the San Francisco General public Library, top a staff of a lot more than 400 personnel.

“Cathy will deliver a breadth of experience and a ton passion to the position of condition librarian,” said Governor Scott. “We seem forward to welcoming her back to her home condition, where by I’m confident she’ll proceed to do fantastic do the job, supporting our communities.”

“Libraries are crucial in giving citizens access to understanding, particularly now,” stated Administration Secretary Clouser. “I am so excited that Cathy will be a part of in Vermont and keep on to extend entry to information and chances for all Vermonters in her new purpose.”

Delneo commenced her occupation at the Somerset County Library Technique in Bridgewater, New Jersey, wherever she furnished library providers to kids and teenagers for lots of years ahead of turning out to be the education coordinator for the system.

In 2006, Delneo moved to San Francisco, California, exactly where she served as branch manager of the Park Branch Library in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood. She served in this part constantly until eventually 2012, when she became the assistant chief of the Major Library. In 2015 Catherine grew to become chief of branches.

“I am so impressed with the products and services and assets that are remaining supply by Vermont’s libraries and am deeply honored to have been picked to serve as Vermont’s future state librarian,” reported Delneo. “I was born and elevated in Chittenden County and am thrilled by this chance to return to my dwelling state to aid the continued accomplishment of Vermont’s libraries, and I appear ahead to this chance to perform with the committed persons who deliver library services to Vermonters every day.”

Delneo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Vassar School and a Grasp of Library and Data Science from Rutgers College.

Delneo will commence her new role on February 13, 2022.

Justin Kenney, chief general performance officer

Kenney has served as the interim CPO for the State of Vermont for the past 7 months, shifting on from his role as director of continuous improvement and preparing. In that function, he worked together with the prior CPO to supply statewide education, session, and guidance in relationship with the Governor’s Plan to Make improvements to Vermont Results With each other (P.I.V.O.T). 

“Justin has been a important member of our staff due to the fact the commencing, supporting our efforts to make government work much better for Vermonters,” said Governor Scott. “He is a demonstrated chief, and I’m assured he will keep on to excel in this part.”

“Justin has been a remarkable asset to the Agency of Administration and all through state governing administration,” reported Administration Secretary Clouser. “His dedication to acquiring better, extra resourceful methods to serve the men and women of Vermont will continue to support him in his new part.”

Prior to that, Kenney served in a wide range of other roles in point out governing administration like overall performance and budget analyst in the Section of Finance and Management and business enterprise technologies project manager in the Office of Environmental Conservation. All informed, Justin has near to nine yrs of general public support under his belt and a deep dedication to making Governing administration the finest it can be.

“I am honored to have the possibility to provide as CPO and keep on to aid staff, supervisors and leaders in their efforts to make governing administration extra effective and economical for those we provide,” said Kenney.

Kenney graduated from the College of Vermont in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science diploma in environmental science. Before his do the job for the Point out of Vermont, he held numerous roles at the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps and was the district manager for the Winooski Purely natural Methods Conservation District.

Kenney’s appointment was efficient on January 16, 2022.

Nikki Fuller, deputy commissioner of the Department of Human Assets

Fuller is an professional HR expert and Vermont legal professional with far more than two a long time of practical experience in community company. She has an in depth qualifications in labor and work law. She held many roles for the Burlington University District, such as as the govt director of human means & in-household counsel. In this function, she was accountable for overseeing the core capabilities of human assets, labor management, and supporting the superintendent in generating a varied, equitable, and inclusive place of work surroundings. Fuller also put in virtually 12 years advising the City of Burlington on work and labor issues as an assistant city lawyer. Presently, she is the operator and senior guide of an HR and DEI Consulting agency.

“Nikki’s considerable working experience and sturdy get the job done ethic make her the great suit for this leadership job,” said Governor Scott. “I know she will continue to do great get the job done for the people today of Vermont.”

“The Department of Human Assets is psyched to have Nikki as element of its management staff,” claimed Beth Fastiggi, commissioner of Human Resources. “She offers a prosperity of human resources abilities and working experience, imaginative power, and a generate to present fantastic purchaser support that will assist the advancement of the State’s workforce objectives.”

“I am thrilled and honored to be a part of the Department of Human Assets and am grateful for Governor Scott’s faith in me,” stated Fuller. “I glance forward to performing towards innovative options to the issues that workforce and the State of Vermont now experience.”

Fuller holds a Juris Doctorate from Western New England Faculty Faculty of Regulation in Springfield, MA, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, FL. She is a member of the American Bar Affiliation, the Society for Human Source Administration, and the Nationwide Range Council, between other businesses.

Fuller will commence serving on January 24, 2022

Supply: Governor. Montpelier. 1.19.2022