DLC New Director of Compliance & Enforcement
Gary Kessler, Deputy Commissioner
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Skyler Genest Hired as the New Director of the Compliance & Enforcement Division
MONTPELIER, VT – August 29, 2017
The Department of Liquor Control is pleased to announce that Skyler Genest has been hired as the new Director of the Compliance & Enforcement Division. Skyler has 11 years of experience as a law enforcement professional. He started his career in law enforcement working at the University of Vermont Police Department where he was a patrol officer, a Sergeant and an Investigator. Skyler joined the DLC as an Investigator in 2013 and has been responsible for the much of Lamoille County including the town of Stowe.
Skyler is a Staff Sergeant in the Vermont Army National Guard and is trained as a military police officer. In 2010 he served in a combat role in Afghanistan where he worked with and trained members of the Afghan National Police.
Skyler was chosen as Director from a strong pool of applicants for the position. Deputy Commissioner Gary Kessler said, “the Department is very pleased to have someone with Skyler’s experience, training and proven track record of accomplishment as our new Compliance and Enforcement Director.” The Department has made significant changes to the Director’s duties which will allow him to focus on compliance assistance and investigations and in so doing to spend time in the field working with the investigative staff.
About the Vermont Department of Liquor Control (DLC)
The mission of the Vermont Department of Liquor Control is to serve the public by encouraging responsible consumption and preventing the misuse of beverage alcohol and tobacco through the controlled distribution, education and licensing of sellers, as well as the wise use of enforcement. The Department works to provide excellent customer service in conjunction with our Agency Partners to operate efficient, convenient, and profitable liquor stores. All profits from the Department’s operations are contributed to the State of Vermont’s General Fund with over $300,000,000 being contributed since 2000.