Vermont Business Wellness Leader Award

The Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports is proud to recognize our fellow Vermonters who are champions of a healthy lifestyle within their communities.

Click here to download the nomination form for the 2023 Vermont Business Wellness Leader Award!

Daniel Franklin, center, accepts the 2021 Vermont Business Wellness Leader Award, presented by Vermont Governor Philip B. Scott, left, and Vermont Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports Vice Chair, Anna Grearson, right.

Each year, the council gives an award to a Vermont business leader who goes beyond his/her occupational duties to foster wellbeing in the community. This person leads by example with motivational role modeling and generous service to the community. This person exhibits strong leadership in sustaining a culture of wellbeing. This person’s zeal for worksite wellness raises the bar for other employers.

Previous Winners

Tom Clavelle, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Engelberth Construction – 2014

Don George, CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont – 2015

Lori Smith, Director of Organizational Wellness, Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence – 2016

Win Smith, President, Sugarbush Resort – 2017

Jill Berry Bowen, CEO, Northwestern Medical Center – 2018

Sean McMannon, Superintendent, Winooski School District – 2019

Michael Nobles, President & CEO, Union Mutual – 2020

Daniel Franklin, Executive Director, North Central Vermont Recovery Center – 2021

Mark Brown, President, Brown’s Auto Salvage – 2022