Leaders & Partners

Leadership Team

Michael E. Dubyak

FocusMaine Co-Chair
Chairman, WEX, Inc.

Andrea Cianchette Maker

FocusMaine Co-Chair
Partner, Pierce Atwood LLP

Eleanor Baker*

Baker Newman Noyes

Michael Bourque

President & CEO,
The MEMIC Group

William L. Caron Jr.

President & CEO,

Dr. John Fitzsimmons

President Emeritus,
Maine Community College System

Clifton Greim

Harriman Architects + Engineers

Charles E. Hewett, Ph.D.

Executive Consultant & Former Executive
Vice President, Jackson Laboratory

Raymond T. (Chip) Kelley

Maine Market President,
Commercial Sales Leader, KeyBank

Ed McKersie

ProSearch, Inc. 

Karen G. Mills*

Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School
& Former Administrator, US SBA

Robert Moore*

Former CEO & Chairman,
Dead River Company

William Ryan Sr.*

Former Chairman & CEO,
TD Banknorth Inc.

David Shaw

Founder & Former CEO,
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

*Executive Advisory Team and Founding Leadership Team Members

FocusMaine President

Kimberly A. Hamilton, PhD


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The Power of Partnerships

FocusMaine works in strategic partnership with established and tested Maine organizations that are interested in aligning their work with our ultimate goal: 20,000 jobs.

We collaborate with a shared vision to:

  • Become a renowned producer of high-quality agricultural and aquacultural food products;
  • Build opportunities to advance biopharmaceutical manufacturing and related activities; and
  • Pioneer models to attract more people to Maine, while growing the skills and talent base for our focus industries.

Coastal Enterprises, Inc., Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Maine Aquaculture Association, Maine Center for Entrepreneurs, and Maine & Co. are working with ocean farmers and food and beverage companies to grow their businesses. FocusMaine is building connections to biopharmaceutical companies in the metro Boston area with the goal of sparking interest in expanding to Maine. Maine & Co. is helping us to make sure these companies succeed.

We’re working with Educate Maine on the new FocusMaine Internship Experience, which is designed to raise awareness among interns of long-term career opportunities in Maine, thereby strengthening the talent pipeline in our sectors.

Together, we are achieving remarkable synergies that will create quality jobs in a vibrant and sustainable Maine economy.