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LYZ Tomsuden


Favorite Part of Job: My favorite part of my job, or should I say, jobs, is the ability to be creative and use this passion to help businesses grow. Both my marketing coordinator position and my freelance business allow me to do so. Each day brings a new project and challenge, which I enjoy.

Most Inspiring Mentor: My mom is definitely my most inspiring mentor. She has always encouraged me to go after my passion and work as hard as I can, yet reminds me to breathe and enjoy life every now and then. 

Tell us something fun about yourself that few people know: I really, really love singing. But it's a well kept secret because I absolutely refuse to do it in public. Well, there was that one time...  

Favorite Vermont Escape: My family has a camp on Lake Dunmore. There is zero cell service...and it's amazing. It's the perfect place to get away from the real world, just not away from the mosquitoes.

Favorite Social Media: Facebook is my go-to...a little too often at times actually. I find it to be a one-stop shop for both work and play. 

Person you would like to share a Vermont beverage with: Any out-of-stater. Why not show off the result of hardworking Vermonters? Maple syrup counts as a beverage, right?

What is the best career advice you have received? Be confident and never undervalue your worth.

Where do you see yourself professionally in ten years? My ultimate goal is to have a full-time graphic design business in Vermont where I work with other small businesses to help them succeed. I believe in my community and want to be involved in as much as I can.

Career Highlights:

Marketing Coordinator & Special Events Assistant April 2010-Present 

Freelance Graphic Designer/Business Owner August 2011- Co-Creator Of I Am Vermont Strong Logo & Campaign 

Downtown Rutland Partnership, Rutland, Vt

-Coordinate and design all marketing and advertising materials including overall branding for Downtown Rutland as well as individual special events 

-Assist in planning and execution of special events Paramount Theatre, Rutland

Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre, Rutland, 

A Signature Day Spa, Rutland

-Design 80+ page playbills, brochures, newspaper/CS

Community Involvement:

Rutland Young Professionals Board of Directors

-Help in efforts to attract and retain young professionals to the area.

-Serve on marketing committee 

Volunteer at Community Cupboard, Rutland

-Assist at counter, stock shelves, organize items. 

Rutland Herald Representative for United Way campaign

-Attended United Way campaign meetings & events

-Organized Rutland Herald fundraising efforts

Rutland Herald Representative for Epilepsy Foundation’s Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament Fundraiser --Organized company team and sponsorship efforts 

Featured Speaker at Women Making a Difference Brunch, Brandon

-Spoke about community involvement and leadership, particularly the I Am Vermont Strong

Creative Economy Branding Committee, Rutland

-Collaborated to rebrand Rutland



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