Pride Center of Vermont is pleased to announce the appointment of Phoebe Zorn as its new Executive Director. Zorn has been promoted from their current role as Director of Development and Communications at the Center and will replace current interim Executive Director, Chelsey Branham, who has been serving in the role since earlier this year.

Zorn began her time at Pride Center of Vermont in November 2020 as the organization’s first Operations Coordinator where she oversaw daily operations and administration of programs and services at Pride Center of Vermont. Then, in 2022, Zorn was promoted to the Director of Development and Communications position where she led internal and external communications, and became the foundation that supports programs, events, community engagement, donor relations, database management, and general support for the executive director.

“The Board is happy to announce the elevation of Phoebe Zorn in becoming the Pride Center’s next Executive Director. We could not be more appreciative of Phoebe’s continued commitment to this organization and her eagerness to collaborate on shaping this role and the center as a whole,” said Caryn Olivetti and Daniel Zeese from the Board of Pride Center of Vermont.

Zorn is a sixth-generation Vermonter, having grown up in Montpelier and the Northeast Kingdom before moving to Burlington. Prior to her five years at Main Street Landing, she was customer service and office manager at Arbortrek Canopy Tours in Jeffersonville, VT. 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 creative children, and serving on the working board of Vermont’s only grassroots abortion fund, Vermont Access to Reproductive Freedom.

“I am excited to step into this new role and dig even deeper into guiding Pride Center’s next era. We have a lot of work and growth ahead of us as an organization, and I am honored to be selected to lead us towards a sustainable, stable future,” said Phoebe Zorn.

Zorn’s extensive experience in leadership, advocacy, and community organizing will be invaluable in advancing the mission of the Pride Center of Vermont. Her passion for 2SLGBTQIA+ issues, as well as her background in nonprofit organizations and strategic management, positions her as a strong advocate and leader for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.