Vermont, Small Business Association

Contact Information Vermont

Shawn Shouldice

The state's largest small business advocacy group, NFIB/Vermont, named Shawn Shouldice its state director in January 2004.

She has worked tirelessly for the past 23 years on behalf of small businesses in many economic sectors; local, state, regional and international trade associations; and non-profit organizations, representing their interests before the state Legislature and state administrative and regulatory agencies. She has a long and close working relationship with Vermont's delegation to Congress and their staff.

Shouldice in, 1987, co-found William Shouldice & Associates, then in 2007 after a successful 19 year career she formed Capital Connections, LLC; a government and public relations firm that is built on her years of expertise in providing her clients with legislative and regulatory issues management, stakeholder engagement, campaign strategies, grassroots advocacy, and communications platforms, whose expertise, in addition to small business, includes healthcare, energy, transportation and taxation.

She has served on the Board of Trustee for the Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake Association, served as a Board of Director of The Advocacy Group, and was appointed by then-Governor Jim Douglas to serve as the Vice Chair of the National Governor’s Association Selection Committee for the NGA's Public-Private Partnership Awards.

Shouldice received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Merrimack College, and an associate's degree in business administration from Endicott College.

Shouldice has three children; William Banfield at Castleton State College, Caitlin Banfield at Norwich University and Erin Banfield at University of So. Maine. Shouldice and her husband Michael H. McShane live in Montpelier.

NFIB/Vermont State Director

Shawn Shouldice
Phone: (802) 498-0059
[email protected]
189 Grandview Terrace
Montpelier, VT 05602

Additional NFIB Contacts 

Suzanne Stoltenberg
Senior Media Manager, Northeast Region
Email: [email protected]
Office:717-232-8582 x1
Mobile: 717-779-4721
Margaret Parsons
Grassroots Manager
Email: [email protected]
Office:717-232-8582 x1




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PO Box 721
Montpelier, VT


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