Michael Schirling

Secretary of Commerce & Community Development

State of Vermont

Recently appointed as the Secretary of Commerce & Community Development for the State of Vermont, Michael Schirling had recently retired as the Chief of Police for the city of Burlington. As Chief, Michael Schirling built one of the first cloud-based records management systems in the country which is still in use by a majority of the law enforcement agencies in Vermont today. He also served as the Executive Director of BTV Ignite, an organization focused on accelerating Burlington's tech ecosystem.