Jack Tenney

Jack Tenney, publisher
A former manufacturing executive and financial consultant, Jack founded Mill Publishing in 1984. His monthly column, Extra Point, can be read online along with most of the stories and features of Business People-Vermont. Jack started his business career working for a billion dollar conglomerate in the '60s and, apparently, fondly remembers every working moment from then to now.

Rebecca Awodey, general manager
Rebecca has worked in publishing for many years. She's been with the company since 1986 as production manager, art director and general manager. She likes dogs, computing, and snowshoeing, in that order.


Edna Tenney, editor
Edna skipped graduation exercises at UVM in 1984 to edit the first issue of Business Digest, now Business People-Vermont. Her degree in psychology earned as a non-traditional student from 1981 to 1984 has stood her in good stead as she assigns biographical profiles to free-lance writers and classifies (and edits) press releases from area businesses.

Virginia Lindauer Simmon

Virginia Lindauer Simmon, managing editor
Virginia has written for Business People-Vermont since shortly after its launch in 1984. She was named managing editor in 2001. She brings to the magazine years of experience in business and the arts. Virginia’s publishing credits include editing and writing for national and regional magazines and editing the occasional book.

Larry Brett

Larry Brett, advertising representative
Larry joined the Business People-Vermont sales team in 1998 after a 30-year career in local radio broadcasting and sales. Since 1968, Larry has moonlighted as a professional recorded music entertainer under the name, Larry Brett's Jukebox (LBJ).  He lives in Williston with his wife, Tricia.

Alex Brett

Alex Brett, advertising representative
Alex, the most recent addition to Business People-Vermont, has a B.A. in human services from Burlington College. Besides his devotion to the dark arts of advertising, his interests include boating, Lake Champlain, tennis, skiing, history and music. You can see him at nearly every Chamber mixer.


Jane Milizia, copy editor
Jane is a retired copy desk assistant with The Burlington Free Press, where she worked from 1964 until 2009. She joined the magazine shortly after its first issue in 1984. Jane lives in Winooski.


Jeff Clarke, photographer
Jeff has been shooting covers and other editorial photos for the magazine since March 1995. His studio is in Burlington.

Matt Vachon, Production
Matt has been doing production work for the magazine since January 2003. Matt is also guitarist-vocalist for Vermont-based Chin Ho! recording group. Matt lives in Shelburne with his wife Diana and daughters Joslin and Jaime.

Contact the Staff of Vermont Guides, Business People Vermont and Business Travel Guide:

Business People Vermont
P.O. Box 953
Williston, VT 05495-0953
(802) 862-4109

Jack Tenney, publisher; Rebecca Awodey, general manager; Edna Tenney, editor CALL 802-862-4109

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