Chuck Maniscalco of Shelburne has been named vice president, strategic initiatives by Champlain College President David F. Finney. He began work on July 28. Initially, his focus it to take on the leadership of the Continuing Professional Studies Division, an important growth vehicle for the college over the next several years. This role is expected to last through the academic year. Additional accountabilities will be added as his role evolves over the next several months.
Maniscalco moved to Vermont in 2009 to be the CEO of Seventh Generation in Burlington. Prior to that he worked for PepsiCo for six years where his last position was as President and CEO of one of its major divisions overseeing 10,000 employees and managing accounts of $10 billion. He worked for Quaker Oats, Inc. for 21 years prior to its merger with PepsiCo. In his various corporate roles he has had an intense focus on marketing and branding as well as solving complex organizational and management issues. He is also a leadership coach focusing on helping others become genuine leaders.
He lives in Shelburne with his wife Val. They have two sons. Maniscalco is a dedicated runner and also plays guitar and writes music.