Our Investment Committee

The Vermont Community Foundation continually reviews its asset allocation strategy and manager selection. Our key to long-term success includes a combination of highly skilled investment managers and a strong, intelligent discipline with regard to asset allocation.

Assisting the Foundation with these functions is our experienced Investment Committee:

Rodney Buck
Former EVP and CIO of National Life Group

Derek Hammel
Investment Officer, Middlebury College

Peter Kinder
Former co-founder and president of KLD Research & Analytics, Inc., Community Foundation Board Member

Tammy E. Newmark
Fund Manager and President, EcoEnterprises Fund

Tim Volk
Partner, Kelliher Samets Volk, Community Foundation Board Member

Allyson Laackman
Community Leader, Community Foundation Board Treasurer


Mike Miller, CFA
Colonial Consulting

Colonial Consulting provides manager performance information and evaluations monthly. In addition, it carefully monitors each investment manager’s portfolio, reporting any issues to the Foundation.