Staff Promotions Announced

Following the announcement of a CEO leadership transition this summer, the Champlain Housing Trust is making additional changes in its leadership team. As Michael Monte prepares to take over as CEO in January, 2021 from Brenda Torpy, his chief financial officer duties will immediately be assumed by Cheryl Read.

Read is currently the Director of Human Resources and Chief Administrative Officer. A resident of Charlotte, she has worked for CHT since 2008, initially with CHT’s Housing Loan Fund before transitioning into her current role in 2017.

Amy Demetrowitz, Director of Real Estate Development, will be the new Chief Operating Officer beginning in the 2021. Demetrowitz has more than 25 years under her belt at the organization, developing hundreds of affordable homes and multiple community buildings in her tenure. She and her family live in South Burlington.

“It goes to the strength of the organization to have people of this caliber and experience ready and able to assume these added responsibilities,” Torpy said.

In July, CHT announced the departure of its longtime CEO, who helped found the organization in 1984 and has been leading it since 1991.