Photo of Sue Minter

Deputy Secretary

Vermont Agency of Transportation

Speaking At:
The Science of Recent Severe Weather Events
June 25, 2013 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: 147A
Topic: Hazards

Minter Presentation

Sue Minter is the Deputy Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Transportation and served as Vermont’s Irene Recovery Officer from January, 2012 to January, 2013.

Tropical Storm Irene hit Vermont on August 28, 2011, causing catastrophic damage to infrastructure, homes, businesses and farms throughout the state. When Tropical Storm Irene struck, Minter’s transportation agency worked quickly to rebuild over 500 miles of road in four months.  As a leader within the Transportation Agency’s Unified Command, Minter helped oversee the operational response to damaged state infrastructure, as well as the Agency’s external communications. She was appointed to be Recovery Officer by Governor Peter Shumlin following the opening of the last Irene-damaged state road, and became responsible for overseeing all aspects of the recovery mission, including: the implementation of federal and state disaster recovery programs, leading an inter-agency recovery coordination team, and supporting future resilience and adaptation strategies.

Ms. Minter served in the Vermont legislature for six years, including two years on the House Appropriations Committee and four years on the House Transportation Committee. She was selected to be an Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow in Public Leadership (2009-11), and was designated as a 2008 Emerging Political Leader by the State Legislative Leadership Foundation.

Sue has worked in the public, private and non-profit sectors; and as a professional planner at the state, local, and international level for the past 20 years.  A graduate of Harvard University (BA) and MIT (MA in City Planning), Sue lives in Waterbury Center, Vermont, with her husband, David Goodman, and their two children.