Staff

Peggy Schaffer: Executive Director

Peggy was the Small Business Advocate for the Secretary of State's office, and served as the Co-chair of the Maine Broadband Coalition, a statewide group advocating for high speed broadband.  Peggy was the Chief of Staff in the Senate Majority Office and the Senate President's office.  Peggy also worked as the lobbyist for the Department of Economic and Community Development  where she helped develop and implemented many of the State’s key economic initiatives under both King and Baldacci and was part of the team of people that created Maine’s Research and Development infrastructure.  Peggy lives in Vassalboro.

Brooke Johnson: Assistant Director

Brooke joined ConnectME Authority from the Office of the Public Advocate where she served as their Business Manager since 2012. As Assistant Director Brooke will focus on managing grant funding and auditing grant recipients to ensure that grant funds are maximized and all requirements are filled. Brooke will work with municipalities, service providers, administration, legislators and others on the investment and deployment of broadband infrastructure in the State. Brooke brings with her extensive state government & utility knowledge and a great passion for helping others.