Phoebe steps into this director level role after serving as the Center’s operation manager and lead organizer for the Pride Vermont Festival and Parade. She emerged as the top candidate through months-long nationwide search.

“Phoebe has brilliantly stepped into leadership through her work at the Center. We have been witness to her incredible skill, experience, and groundedness since she joined our team two years ago.” said Mike Bensel, executive director. “I’m excited for the Center and for the communities we serve that will certainly benefit from her value-centered leadership in communications and development.”

Zorn is a lifelong Vermonter, having grown up in Montpelier and the Northeast Kingdom before moving to Burlington. Prior to her work at Pride Center of Vermont, she spent five years at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, and as a customer service and operations manager in the outdoor adventure industry . She has been involved with many great projects and organizations since her arrival in Burlington, including volunteering as a band coach at a rock music camp for girls and gender diverse kids, and serving on the working board of Vermont’s only grassroots abortion fund, Vermont Access to Reproductive Freedom.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to take on a new role in supporting Pride Center’s work uplifting Vermont’s LGBTQ+ communities.” says Zorn. “ I am excited to be part of the leadership team as Pride Center looks forward to a New Year full of growth and change.”