On Monday, November 25, 2019, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Board Orientation and Appreciation Dinner. The 2020 slate of directors were confirmed during the event. The Chamber also welcomed eight new Board members, as well as five directors filling an unexpired term, and confirmed the reappointment of several directors.
The 24 reappointed directors include Carolyn Beem of L.L. Bean, Inc.; Paul Bolin of Northern Light Health; Michael Bourque of MEMIC; Brian Bowman of Bowman Constructors; Tom Brennan of Poland Spring Water Company; Dana Bullen of Sunday River; Matt Cote of Purdue University Global; Sarah Davis of Consolidated Communications, Inc.; Stacey Fitts of Novatus Energy, LLC; Christopher Karcher of Pratt & Whitney; Brian King of Bank of America; Judy Knapp of Hannaford Supermarkets; Andrew McMullin of Burns & McDonnell; Gary Merrill of Hussey Seating Co.; Ryan Ratledge of Central Maine & Quebec Railway US Inc.; Lizzy Reinholt of Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Inc.; Stephanie Lee of Verizon; Ann Robinson of Pierce Atwood; Mitch Sammons of The Sheriden Corporation; Darcy Shargo of Maine Primary Care Association; Owen Smith of AT&T; Andrew Sturgeon of Hoyle, Tanner & Associates Inc.; Josh Tardy of Mitchell Tardy Jackson Government Affairs; and, Matt Tonello of Consigli Construction Co. Inc.
The five replacement directors are Kim Lindloff of the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce; Peter Black of Dead River Company, and a temporary appointment of Tim Corbett, while Peter Black is deployed; Bill Whitmore of Harvard Pilgrim; and, Kat Lehmann of Unitil.
New directors include Allison Economy of Rudman Winchell; Lynn Frazier of Sewall Company; Laurie LaChance of Thomas College; Eric Cyr of AAA Northern New England; Dannel Malloy of the University of Maine System; Denise McDonough of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield; Jessie Perkins of the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce; and, Tom Peaco of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Larry Wold of TD Bank will continue his role as the organization’s board chair. In addition, Clifton Greim of Harriman Associates remains in his role as first vice chair, and LuAnn Ballesteros of The Jackson Laboratory continues to serve as the Second Vice Chair. Chris Condon of United Insurance was reelected as the board’s Treasurer. Wick Johnson of Kennebec Technologies is the organization’s past board chair.