South Burlington, VT, January 20, 2021 - Working Fields, a mission-driving staffing agency, is pleased to announce the hiring of Chelsea Bardot Lewis as its first Chief Operating Officer. After four years of rapid growth, Working Fields is expanding its leadership team to meet demand throughout Vermont and beyond.
“Working Fields is being called upon to expand our reach, and I am thrilled to welcome Chelsea to the team to help drive this growth,” says Founder and CEO Mickey Wiles. “Her passion for our mission, clear leadership experience, and extensive relationships across the public and non-profit sectors make Chelsea an excellent fit for the position.”
Lewis joins Working Fields from the Vermont Community Foundation, where she advanced the Foundation’s mission investments and economic development grantmaking. She represented the Foundation on the Boards of the High Meadows Fund and High Mowing Seeds. Previously, she led the Business Development section at the Vermont Agency of Agriculture. Lewis has served on the Working Fields Advisory Board since its inception. She lives in Waterbury with her family.
“We couldn’t be happier to bring Chelsea on board and we look forward to seeing her lead the way for Working Fields’ expansion,” says Wiles.
For more information on Ms. Lewis’ new role, contact Mr. Wiles via email.
Working Fields offers an innovative solution to employers and associates, creating supportive employment opportunities and empowering individuals to overcome challenges arising from substance use, addiction, and past convictions. A Vermont Benefit Corporation, Working Fields was the 2020 recipient of the Innovation and Inspiration award from Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, given to companies making an extraordinary impact on people and the planet. To make an impact as a second chance employer, or to be an employer that promotes recovery-friendly workplaces, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org