Thibault and Woods Join Associated Grocers of New England Board

August 1, 2012

Larry Thibault of Cabot, Vermont and Susan Woods of Manchester, New Hampshire have been appointed to the Board of Directors of Associated Grocers of New England, said Chairman of the Board Thomas Bradbury. “We are extremely pleased to have Larry and Susan add their enthusiasm and expertise to our Board.”

Long time retail grocer Larry Thibault moved to Cabot, Vermont nearly 30 years ago when his family purchased Cabot Village Store. Within four years he had purchased the business from his family and took the store in a new direction increasing sales and profits. During that same time he attended Lyndon State College, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Business Administration, received an MBA from Clemson University in South Carolina and began consulting with the Small Business Development Center where he assisted business owners with developing and executing plans to grow their businesses.

In 2008, Thibault purchased Cole's Market in Orleans, Vermont and established Thibault's Market. “Larry's background and talents combine a thorough understanding of the grocery business at the retail level with an education and experience in management and consulting that will serve the Board well,” concluded Bradbury.

Susan Woods is a Principal/Partner of Chartworth, LLC/Chartworth Capital, LLC in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. “As a senior executive with deep experience in strategic planning”, said Bradbury, “she is involved in financial decision making, organization development, financial budgeting, transactions, contracting and investments. Susan brings a resume of well-rounded experience in matters of concern to the Board.” Bradbury added, “She formerly held positions of various vice-president roles with White Mountain Insurance Group, PC Connections, Health Source, North Atlantic Capital and W.R. Grace in New York City. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors of Northeast Delta Dental, New Hampshire High technology Council, Entrepreneur Forum and Financial Management Associates of New Hampshire.”