Fred Brittain is the Chief Information Officer for the State of Maine. He was appointed CIO for the State in April 2019 after 25 years with the University of Maine System. His most recent position with the University System was as Associate CIO, with prior roles at the University of Maine at Farmington including Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Information Technology. Throughout his career, Fred has developed a focus on aligning organizational technology strategies and service delivery, development and execution of strategic plans, and maturing organizational cultures through a focus on partnerships.
Fred has long been engaged in developing future leaders through providing opportunities for growth, as well as engaging in formal and informal mentorship. He has served as president on multiple non-profit boards providing support and programming for children and under-served populations.
Jeff Letourneau is the Executive Director of Networkmaine at the University of Maine System where he is responsible for the communications infrastructure supporting the System's seven universities. Along with these responsibilities Jeff oversees the operation of Maine’s Research and Education network servicing approximately 1,000 K-12 schools, public libraries, higher-education, research, government, and other non-profit entities in Maine.
Jeff has been involved with and led many network initiatives in Maine. These initiatives have included Maine’s first ever Internet connection in the late 1980s, Maine’s first Cable TV based broadband network as part of the Bethel Datafication Project in the early 1990s, the first in the nation all inclusive K-12 school and public library network (MSLN) in the mid-1990s, and in 2009 Jeff was the catalyst behind and co-author of the Federal BTOP grant proposal that led to the installation of over 1,100 route miles of fiber optic cable throughout Maine commonly referred to as the Three Ring Binder.
Most recently Jeff has co-founded two non-profit companies, Old Town – Orono Fiber Corporation and Northern New England Neutral Internet Exchange, focused on community fiber networks and improving broadband infrastructure in Maine.
Ms. Corbett is a preeminent authority and advocate for digital equity and digital inclusion, and works closely with economic development and rural organizations to promote broadband adoption.
In the fall of 2017, Ms. Corbett launched the National Digital Equity Center, a program of the Axiom Education & Training Center, collaborating with local and global change makers, relentlessly driving disruptive strategies to close the digital divide in Maine and across the United States. Ms. Corbett is the Director of the National Digital Equity Center.
Ms. Corbett serves as a consultant of the Axiom Education & Training Center, (AETC) a 501c3 non-profit corporation, with a mission dedicated to furthering the life-long educational and professional development of residents and businesses in Washington County and Maine.
Ms. Corbett is the former Chief Executive Officer of Axiom Technologies, a provider and advocate of fast, affordable, and reliable broadband services for rural communities. In 2005, Ms. Corbett joined Axiom Technologies as Chief Financial Officer. Under her leadership, the telecommunications company designed and constructed more than 100 access points connecting more than 2,500 square miles in one of America’s roughest terrains — rural Maine. She has written and managed numerous grants for broadband development and adoption.
Ms. Corbett is a public speaker, educator, and advocate who is dedicated to providing broadband access, digital equity and digital inclusion to rural communities everywhere.
Liz Wyman is a Staff Attorney for the Maine Public Utilities Commission. She is currently assigned to projects associated with state and regional energy policies, such as procurement of renewable energy and energy security. Prior to joining the Commission in October of 2019, Liz worked at the Maine Office of the Public Advocate for three years, focusing on the telecommunications and electricity sectors. Liz began her career with the State of Maine at the Office of the Attorney General in 1998. She also held the position of Chief Administrative Hearings Officer at the Maine Department of Labor, Bureau of Unemployment Compensation from 2014 through 2016. Liz graduated from the University of Maine School of Law in 1993.