Kelly Devine

Executive Director

Kelly Devine has served as Executive Director for the Burlington Business Association (BBA) since 2007. Ms. Devine serves as the chief spokesperson for issues affecting the downtown Burlington and its business community and is BBA’s primary liaison to the City of Burlington, the Church Street Marketplace, and to local institutions. A recognized community leader, Ms Devine is an effective communicator who leads initiatives in the public and private sectors to successful outcomes. She has a degree in Communications from Boston University and a Masters in Business Administration from Babson College, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Ms Devine has spoken about challenges facing downtowns and how to create impactful public/private partnerships both locally and nationally including for the Vermont Development Conference; the International Downtown Association International Conference, the New England Parking Council, the Alliance Francaise; Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and the Greater Burlington Women’s Forum among others.



Colin Hilliard

Deputy Director

Colin joined the BBA in 2018 as Program Director for Member Engagement. Now as Deputy Director, he manages the Burlington Business Association’s (BBA’s) day-to-day operations and leads the organization’s key advocacy initiatives of housing and public safety. He also leads the BBA’s Downtown Action Group and the growth and retention efforts of the organization’s 250-plus dues-paying members. Before Colin’s work with the BBA, his experience included digital marketing and political organizing. Colin is a graduate of UVM’s Grossman School of Business and has lived in Burlington for the last decade. When not enjoying the Green Mountains, he can be found working both in Ukraine and from afar helping direct Vermont donations to feed and house Ukraine’s internally displaced people.