As director of VEIC’s Transportation Efficiency group, Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur oversees a staff of consulting professionals and manages the department’s operations. For over 20 years she has successfully led teams to advance program and policy solutions on a range of issues at the national, state and local level. She has extensive experience on active transportation, land use, and mobility issues for older adults.
Prior to joining VEIC, Jennifer led AARP’s national livable communities program, setting organizational strategy, executing programming in states and communities, and developing resources to educate and support local officials to develop age-friendly programs and policies. She pioneered livable communities work as an AARP leader in Vermont, engaging a wide range of stakeholders to advance initiatives to integrate transportation and land use planning, improve mobility for older adults, and promote active transportation.
Jennifer was also a small business owner for 10 years, serving as a public policy and political consultant for national and state clients. Jennifer is active as a community volunteer, currently serving on the Burlington Planning Commission and previously as chair of the Burlington Electric Commission. In 2012 she was appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Successful Aging and served as chair of the livable communities subcommittee. She is a graduate of Bowdoin College and lives in Burlington with her husband and two sons.