Mona Sheppard brings a multi-industry perspective to leadership. She is known for her straight talk and enthusiasm for helping people. She enjoys a friendly collaborative style with all stakeholders and values listening and analyzing to help solve issues.
Mona came to Vermont via Southern California where she specialized in the human resource areas of compliance, benefit administration and change management as well as in financial analysis and controllership. In Vermont, she worked as a Senior Account Manager for one of the state’s largest captive insurance companies providing risk management solutions to Vermont captives. In addition to a stint as the Human Resource Manager and Finance Director for a Vermont municipality, she spent five years in the commercial radio industry providing leadership in the areas of human resources and financial control.
Mona joined VPR in 2018 and serves on the Leadership Team. She is responsible for supporting and ensuring the development, communication, and execution of VPR’s human resources, financial and administrative goals. She oversees compensation and performance management processes, accounting, annual budgets, investment management and long-term resource planning and allocation.
Mona holds a BA in Liberal Studies from California State University, San Bernardino with a concentration in Business and an AS in Accounting from Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, California. She holds certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She is also certified as an Associate in Risk Management (ARM).
In her spare time, Mona loves to read and is a movie buff. She has been an Essex resident since 1999 where she lives with her husband, John and their two rescue dogs.