Strategic Work Team Mission

  • We will create an inclusive, data driven roadmap to bring prosperity to all Maine people in an environment where all can live, work, and learn in every region of the state.
  • Working Philosophies
    •  Non-partisan perspective – what is right not who is right
    •  Transparent and collaborative with public and private constituents
    •  Seek breakthrough strategies
    •  Assign accountability to drive persistent deployment

Assign metrics for deployment management.

Governor Mills has established a working team to lead the development of a strategic plan for Maine’s Economy.  The list of team members is as follows:

Steering Committee:

  • Bruce Wagner, CEO of Finance Authority of Maine, Chair
  • Sarah Curran, Senior Policy Analyst, Governor’s Office of Policy and Management
  • Peggy Schaffer, Director, ConnectME Authority
  • Amanda Rector, Maine State Economist
  • Kate Foye, Legislative and Communications Affairs, Department of Economic & Community Development
  • Torrey Gray, Development Program Manager, Department of Economic & Community Development

Strategic Work Team:

  • Yellow Light Breen, President and CEO, Maine Development Foundation
  • Kim Smith, Deputy Commissioner, Maine Department of Labor
  • Amy Landry, Executive Director, AVCOG
  • Ben Gilman, Government Relations Attorney, Maine State Chamber of Commerce
  • Brian Whitney, President, Maine Technology Institute
  • John Burns, Managing Director, Maine Venture Fund
  • Keith Bisson, President, Coastal Enterprises
  • Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, President, University of Maine
  • John Napolitano, President, Maine State Building and Construction Trades Council, Labor Representative
  • David Daigler, President, Maine State Community College System
  • Paul Towle, CEO Aroostook Partnership
  • Kimberly Hamilton, President, FocusMaine
  • Julia Trujillo Luengo, Director, Office of Economic Opportunity, City of Portland