Christopher D’Elia
President and Treasurer
Mr. D’Elia is President of the Vermont Bankers Association and has served in that position since February, 2003. Prior to that time, and during Howard Dean’s Governorship, he served as Commissioner for the Vermont Department of Economic Development for two years during which time he was responsible for overseeing the economic development efforts for the State of Vermont, facilitating a partnership of public and private organizations associated with economic development as well as acting as a liaison between the business community and the Dean Administration. Prior to his Commissioner’s post, he was Executive Director of the Vermont Economic Progress Council, Director, of Workforce Education and Training at Vermont Technical College, and Executive Director of Lamoille Economic Development Corporation.

Mr. D’Elia received a B.A. in Business Administration from St. Michael’s College and lives in Jeffersonville with his wife, Rosemary, and their four daughters.

Rebecca Kilian
Vice President, Corporate Secretary & Event Manager

Ms. Kilian is the Vice President of the Vermont Bankers Association. Previously, she worked in program and event management at Vermont’s Women’s Business Center, a program funded through the Small Business Administration. In this role she managed the entrepreneurial education program, providing technical assistance to Vermont’s aspiring and experienced women entrepreneurs.

Before working in economic development and entrepreneurial education, Ms. Kilian worked for a local start-up solar company in various roles in their marketing and sales departments.

Ms. Kilian received her B.S. in Public Communications from the University of Vermont. She has lived in Vermont all her life, growing up in Montpelier and currently resides in South Burlington.