Gerry is co-founder of IAA and has been President and CEO since its creation in 2000. Before dedicating himself to IAA, he was the Director of the IDX Institute of Technology for IDX Systems Corporation (now GE Healthcare). He developed and implemented an international award-winning academically approved education program that received recognition in the Financial Times. Born and raised in New Jersey, Gerry has made Vermont his home since 1989.
Gerry obtained his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey (1987, cum laude). He received his B.A. in Computer Science from Rutgers State University, (1981, cum laude) and an A.A.S. in Computer Science (1979, magna cum laude) from County College of Morris, New Jersey. He brings to the Board his extensive knowledge and experience in corporate and employment law, information technology, workplace education, instructional design, curriculum development, entrepreneurial leadership, management, business strategies, and sales.
Julie is a co-founder of IAA and has worked as a staff member of the organization. In her active role at IAA, Julie was deeply dedicated to the success of each student with whom she worked. Julie has taken a less active role in the day-to-day operations so she can pursue her career as an artist. She remains committed to IAA's success by continuing her service as a Board member.
Julie is a seventh-generation Vermonter born in Barre, Vermont. She attended the University of Vermont and graduated with a Master's in Public Administration. After three decades of working in government, media and politics, she is now also working as a full-time artist. Largely self-taught, Julie has been influenced by artists all over the world during her frequent residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, and the Fine Art Works Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Julie has been active in a number of art associations and is currently on the Board of the Bryan Gallery in Jeffersonville. In addition to her artist's eye that enables her to see a situation from multiple perspectives, Julie's experience working in government has been instrumental in the development of IAA.
John serves as Deputy General Counsel for the University of Vermont. Born and raised in New Jersey, John holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Rutgers University and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he was a member of the Loyola Law Review. John has served on the Board of IAA since its inception in 2000.
John has been practicing law in the State of Vermont since 1983, advising a broad clientele, including the University of Vermont and other Vermont Colleges. He chaired the State of Vermont District #4, Act 250 Commission for several years and has been a highly active volunteer member of several not-for-profit boards and committees. He served as chair of the Vermont Heart Association Board of Directors and as a member of the American Heart Association’s Board of Directors. John has taught law related courses at the college level and is a nationally certified snowboard instructor. John's law background and experience with government agencies adds tremendous value to the organization.
Nate is a Senior Director of Product Management at Live Nation Entertainment in Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in Vermont, Nate is an experienced business and product leader, with a diverse background including marketing, sales and project management. In his professional environment, Nate is focused on helping teams build simple, scalable, compelling user experiences that drive organizational value. His experience in strategizing, implementing and measuring successful web products brings a wealth of creativity to the IAA Board.
Matt joined the IAA Board of Directors in 2020. In 2021, he joined IAA as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining IAA, Matt was the Workforce Development Leader at Hypertherm, Inc. on the Human Resources team. Hypertherm designs and manufactures the world's most advanced cutting systems including plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems. Their corporate headquarters is in Hanover, New Hampshire. As the Workforce Development Manager at Hypertherm, Matt led the development of workforce plans, designed skill-based training programs, and managed workforce pipelines.
In the community, Matt works with schools, businesses, and state and federal agencies to develop and attain human capital. Matt is Chair of the Board at Headrest (provides a 24-hour crisis hotline, residential treatment, outpatient counseling, and the Opportunities to Work program); serves on the NH Governors Recovery Friendly Workplace Advisory Council; is the Business and Industry Associations representative on the NH Governor's Commission for Alcohol and Other Drugs; and serves on the Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council.