Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin will be the next chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will serve as his vice chair, the association announced on Tuesday. 

“Democratic Governors across the country are working to create jobs, expand opportunity, and take the balanced approach critical to continue moving our economy forward and boosting job growth,” said Shumlin in a statement. “I am honored to have been elected by my colleagues to serve the Democratic Governors Association as Chair for 2013, and look forward to helping elect strong Democratic leaders in our races.”