By Tony Marquis
Four years in, Green Mountain Horse Association Executive Director Marty Hunt is retiring from her post. Hunt announced her resignation through the September GMHA newsletter. “The most amazing thing about my time spent here is that it gave me the experience of knowing first-hand what a special place GMHA really is,” said Hunt in the newsletter. “… You can’t really describe this place totally without experiencing it. I am so grateful to have been a part of it.”
Hunt came to GMHA in 2007, after a 35-year career in economic development in Connecticut. She planned on retiring then, but the lagging economy pushed her into work, she said.
GMHA Board President Jack Schofield confirmed the resignation, which is effective Dec. 31, in a telephone interview.
“She did a phenomenal job,” said Schofield of Hunt.
Hunt, who lives in Brownsville, said she’ll still stay involved in GMHA.
“It’s been a great run,” said Hunt in a phone interview. “It is truly a special place.”
Schofield said past directors have typically worked 3-4 years before moving on.
“In years’ past, people get burnt out,” Schofield said. “We basically run hard May through November. There’s an event every weekend, and it’s not only demanding for Marty, it’s demanding for the entire staff.”
The board will form a nominating committee in mid-to-late October, according to Schofield.
”We’ll be looking for the person who has the energy and the attitude,” Schofield said.
GMHA Executive Director Hunt Resigns
By Tony Marquis
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