Northfield Savings Bank President and CEO Thomas Leavitt was recently honored at the 2018 Burlington Business Association (BBA) annual dinner and awards program. Tom was named the recipient of the Tim Halvorson Award as Business Person of the Year. The award was presented by Tim Halvorson and the BBA Executive Director Kelly Devine before a sellout crowd at the Hilton Burlington.
BBA celebrated its 40th year with a gala evening showcasing the Burlington business community. In addition to Business Person of the Year, awards were given to Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman for Business of the Year and City Market for Architectural Excellence associated with its new South End market. Mayor Miro Weinberger presented special memorial lifetime recognition in honor of Antonio Pomerleau's legendary contributions to Burlington. Governor Phil Scott made remarks as well. The Halvorson Award recognizes a local individual who has promoted the economic vitality of Burlington and has devoted significant time, energy and resources to the betterment of the community. Tom's deep roots in Burlington, his business contributions, and his long record of civic engagement were highlighted.
In addition to his work for Northfield Savings Bank, Tom currently serves on the boards of ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, the Flynn Center, Norwich University Applied Research Institutes, and the Vermont Housing Finance Agency. He is a member of the Vermont Financial Literacy Commission and the Vermont Business Roundtable. He previously served on the boards of the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, Burlington Business Association, Vermont Council on Rural Development, and Vermont Bankers Association. Tom is a graduate of Burlington High School, the University of New Hampshire, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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