Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed Randy Amis of Burlington to chair the VHFA's Board of Commissioners.
L. Randolph Amis (Randy), 59, has been an attorney in Burlington, Vermont since 1981. He is currently with the firm of L. Randolph Amis, Esq., P.C. which has a wide variety of clients in residential and commercial real estate matters, business matters, estate planning and probate actions.
Randy has served on numerous non-profit, community and government boards and committees including the Burlington City Council as Councilor from Ward 5, Champlain Housing Trust, Inc. as President of the Board, Intervale Center, Inc. as Board Member, and Chittenden County Bar Association, as President of the Board.
Randy attended and has degrees from Hamilton College and Vermont Law School. He first came to Vermont in 1977. Randy is married to Jane W. Amis. They have three grown children starting families of their own.
“We’re very excited to welcome Randy to the VHFA Board of Commissioners,” VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter remarked. “His many years of experience with Vermont real estate and his familiarity with our valued partners will be a great asset for VHFA’s Board.”
Amis will be replacing Tom Pelletier who retired as President of Northfield Savings Bank and subsequently also left VHFA’s Board of Commissioners. Pelletier served on VHFA’s Board for nearly 6 years, most recently as its chairperson. Also retiring is Thomas Candon, Deputy Commissioner of Banking, who served on VHFA’s Board as the designee of the Commissioner of the Dept. of Financial Regulation for 22 years.
“Mr. Candon and Mr. Pelletier were great leaders on our Board and helped guide VHFA through many industry changes as Vermont emerged from the recession,” Carpenter said.
There are nine members of VHFA’s Board of Commissioners. They include four ex officio members and five members appointed by the Governor of Vermont, representing private and public lending, real estate, housing and community interests.