Alex Beck Named Rising Star

For Immediate Release

BDCC’s Workforce and Education Program Manager receives statewide recognition from Vermont Business Magazine


Alex Beck, Workforce and Education Program Manager, accompanied 40 under 40s in the state for his commitment to business growth, professional excellence and involvement in their communities. His tireless efforts running the Workforce Center of Excellence, Fast Tracks to Success, and his years serving as the Southern Vermont Young Professional’s coordinator highlights his commitment to the region’s most needed area of economic development – workforce.

Vermont Business Magazine honorees include 13 men and 27 women. There are 16 from Chittenden County, 9 from Rutland County, 5 from Washington County, 3 from Franklin County , 2 from Windsor County, 1 from Grand Isle County,  1 from Windham County, 1 from Addison County and 1 from Bennington County.  The average age of the winners is 31 years old. The oldest is 39 and the youngest is 23 years old.

“Alex’s work with the area’s high schools and the Fast Tracks to Success program has been literally award-winning. Kids need exposure to multiple educational and vocational pathways as they navigate challenging life choices; Alex’s work helps guide them,” says Adam Grinold, BDCC’s Executive Director.”

“When we hired Alex to coordinate social and professional development opportunities for the Southern VT Young Professionals, I could tell that we were mentoring a person with tremendous potential, early in his career,” said Laura Sibilia, BDCC, Director of Economic Development and Strategy. “I’m thrilled to see him providing Vermont ingenuity to national issues like talent acquisition, and creating amazing events for his peers from the So. VT Young Professionals.  Their Annual Gala has rapidly grown to draw over 300 attendees from around the region!”

The BDCC congratulates Alex for this well deserved recognition!