Meet the People Behind The Vandervort Group, LLC

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Todd H. Vandervort President and CEO

Todd H. Vandervort, President and CEO of The Vandervort Group, LLC, has more than 30 years of experience providing legislative, regulatory, and procurement services to a broad-based client list, including large and small businesses, and trade associations.

Todd H. Vandervort, President and CEO of The Vandervort Group, LLC, has more than 30 years of experience providing legislative, regulatory, and procurement services to a broad-based client list, including large and small businesses, and trade associations.

Todd specializes in health care, information technology, fire service, and small business policies and initiatives. Prior to working at The Vandervort Group, Todd worked for the James E. Strates Shows, a family-owned traveling carnival midway.

Todd serves on the President’s Council of the Business Council of NYS, Inc.; he is the Chair of The Business Council Contract Procurement Committee and Vice-Chair of The Business Council’s Information, Technology and Telecommunications Committee. In addition, he serves on several key committees of the Business Council, including the Government Affairs, Environment, Transportation, and Small Business.

In addition, Todd serves on the Empire State Society of Association Executives Government Affairs Committee, the NYS Forum’s IT Procurement Committee, and is a member of the NYS Economic Development Council.

Todd previously served on the Capital District YMCA Board and is one of the founders of YMCA’s Circle of Champs program to help kids with life-threatening diseases to lead a normal life. In addition, Todd has been a member and Past President of the Sarah Wells and William Bull Stone House Association in Orange County for the past 22 years.

Todd was raised in Guilderland, NY and Fayetteville-Manlius, NY (Syracuse) and graduated from Hartwick College with a degree in Political Science. Todd is the father of two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, as well as golfing on the weekends, and skiing in Vermont. Read More

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Margaret L. Vandervort Legislative Director and Business Manager

Margaret joined the firm in September 1989 and plays an integral role in the legislative and business operations of the firm. 

Margaret joined the firm in September 1989 and plays an integral role in the legislative and business operations of the firm. She ensures that the firm and its clients are in full compliance with legislative and procurement lobbying laws, and she monitors and reports on relevant activities at all levels of state and local government through a communications tool, “New York News”, which she created more than a decade ago. New York News was the winner of the Empire State Society of Association Executives’ 2013 Award for Excellence in Government Relations.

Margaret also brings association management skills to the firm. Her many years of business experience, coupled with an enthusiastic approach to her work, have enabled her to successfully guide associations to achieve their goals in membership strategies, enhanced communications, and personal connections.

Margaret holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish from SUNY Fredonia. Read More