Andrew M Cook is Vice President of Business Banking for People’s United Bank. In addition to his role with People’s United Bank, he also serves as Treasurer of My Place Teen Center in Westbrook, serves on the board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine, is on the WRVC Business Advisory Board, and helps facilitate classes with SCORE. Andrew is a graduate of Dalhousie University in Canada, and a former President of the Westbrook Gorham Community Chamber of Commerce and Board Member of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce. Outside of work and volunteering, Andrew is a big New England sports fan and can often be found on the golf course in the summer. He resides in Westbrook with his wife, son and dog.
Dajuan Eubanks Maine Red Claws
Dajuan is the President of the Maine Red Claws – a NBA Development Team affiliated with the Boston Celtics and owned by Maine Basketball LLC. He joined the organization in its inception in 2009 as Vice President of Corporate Partnerships. Before joining the team, Dajuan worked in the experiential marketing industry for 13-plus years with several leading agencies. During this time his role and responsibilities varied from project management to client services to business development and sales, where he worked with a variety of Fortune 100 clients across the country. Dajuan is a former player and Goodwill Ambassador of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters where he performed extensively around the world with the organization, entertaining thousands of fans. He is also a co-founder of Blue Wave Basketball – a non-profit youth basketball development program for boys and girls grades K-12 established in Portland in 2011 – and a member of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maine and Portland Community Chamber. A graduate of Rice University with a B.A. in Business Management, he grew up in Alabama and Texas, and has resided in Portland, Maine with his daughters since 2005.
Janet Allen The Forecaster
Janet Allen is a Senior Account Executive for the Sun Media group, where she develops marketing plans that include advertising sales and promotions for the four editions of The Forecaster, The Lakes Region Weekly and The American Journal. Janet also represents the relaunched niche publications of: Maine Woman Magazine, My Generation and 95 North. Janet's previous experience includes working in the Executive Search and Outplacement industry and serving on numerous boards, most recently as the Event Chair of the Falmouth-Cumberland Community Chamber of Commerce. Janet resides in North Yarmouth with her husband David, and their two wonderful dogs. The mother of two grown sons, she enjoys cooking and wine, kayaking and supporting the arts.
Nick Norton MacPage's Information Assurance Services
Nick is a manager of Macpage’s Information Assurance Services team, advising clients nationwide in the areas of IT-related internal controls, operational efficiencies and business process improvements. Nick regularly performs SOC Examinations, IT General Controls Reviews, Cybersecurity Controls Reviews and Information Risk Assessments for clients in a wide-variety of industries, including financial institutions, third-party data processors, hosting services, data centers and more. Nick is passionate about developing meaningful client relationships. Nick received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and his Master of Professional Accountancy from Bryant University in 2011. Nick has been with Macpage since 2010, is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
Nick has a passion for golf, boating and investment real estate.
Paula Mahoney Words@Work
Paula established Words@Work in 1993 to provide off-site marketing services not typically found in an ad agency. Words@Work is centered on strong relationships—with, between, and among clients, team members, and vendors. Paula is a member of the Portland Regional Chamber, a board member of the Falmouth Cumberland Community Chamber of Commerce and Dancing with the Dentists. She is on the Programming Committee of the Institute for Family Owned Business. She has volunteered her time with Winter Kids and the Falmouth Land Trust. When not at work, she stays busy golfing, skiing, romping with her Black Lab and observing the behaviors of her Millennial children.
Laura Greenstein Spinnaker Trust
Laura joined Merrill Lynch in 2015 as a Financial Advisor. She’s responsible for delivering highly customized strategies for individuals, families and businesses through her collaboration with all the strategic partners and specialists under the Wealth Management umbrella at Merrill Lynch and banking services at Bank of America. Laura received her undergraduate degree from Bentley University & is currently pursuing her MBA at USM.
Jim Chalmers Chalmers Insurance Group
After graduating from Bowdoin College in 2002, Jim worked for an insurance company in the greater Boston area, attending their producer school and working in various roles throughout the company assisting on special projects as well as in the claims department. Jim returned to work at Chalmers Insurance Group in the fall of 2004. Jim is currently a 4th generation family member owner at Chalmers where he oversees the organization on the commercial insurance division and employee benefits division. Jim also specializes in working with Youth Summer Camps throughout the Northeast, a niche that the Chalmers Group has been working in since the early 1900s.
Jonathan Rizzo CBRE | The Boulos Company
Jonathan Rizzo joined CBRE l The Boulos Company in 2016 as an Associate for the brokerage team of Dan Greenstein, Drew Sigfridson, SIOR, and Tony McDonald, CCIM, SIOR. Jon works in all areas of commercial real estate including office, retail, industrial, and investment properties located throughout Central and Southern Maine. A graduate of Bryant University, Jon majored in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing. Jon works as an advisor and advocate for his clients by adding value through a deep understanding of the local and national commercial real estate market. Prior to joining CBRE l The Boulos Company, Jon played an integral role in business development as Regional Director for Inspirato, an early stage growth company based in Denver, CO. Jon resides in Cape Elizabeth with his wife, Stefanie, and their dog, Canyon.
Matt Herpich Cross Insurance Arena
A ten year veteran of the arena management world, as an employee of Spectra Venue Management, Matt Herpich began his career in the box office of the Colonial Life Arena at the University of South Carolina. Soon after taking this post he was transferred to the USC Aiken Convocation Center in Aiken, South Carolina to take on the role of Events and Operations Manager. In July of 2010, Herpich was named GM of the USC Aiken venue and became an active member of the community – coaching baseball, football and soccer at the youth / developmental level as well as joining the Aiken Chamber Ambassador program and Aiken’s Young Professionals group. In early 2013 Matt transferred from USC Aiken up to Cleveland, Ohio where he took the helm as General Manager overseeing the Wolstein Center and Gordon Pavilion. After two great seasons with the Vikings at CSU, Spectra won the award to take over management at the Cross Insurance Arena – in March of 2015 Matt and his wife Rachel moved to Portland.
Mike Burton Acadia Benefits Inc.
Mike Burton has over twenty years of experience helping employers with their employee benefit strategies. Mike specializes in the evaluation of benefit options, funding arrangements and implementation of the selected benefits. In addition, he has helped to create and execute many innovative payment options like ACO’s to help increase patient quality and decrease the cost of healthcare. Prior to joining Acadia Mike was the VP of Sales at Anthem and Regence. He attended the University of Maine at Orono.
Alyssa Tibbetts Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry
Alyssa has been an active Chamber board member since 2010, first with the Falmouth/Cumberland Community Board and now with the Regional Board. Alyssa is an attorney with the law firm Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry in Portland where she practices municipal law with a focus on labor/employment and land use/permitting. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Alyssa served as the Assistant Town Manager for the Town of Cumberland, where she was responsible for the Town’s human resources services and economic development initiatives. Alyssa is a Portland native and attended the University of Southern Maine and University of Maine School of Law. She is proud to be able to live and work in Greater Portland and to play a part in promoting the success of the region through her involvement with the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Ed Palmer Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks
Ed Palmer has have thirty-six years of full-service hotel experience in twelve hotels, six states and is currently regional oversight of three hotels in Maine. Ed has been in hiscurrent position as general manager here at the Sable Oaks Marriott for twenty-years. Ed was also named the 2016-17 Visionary of the Year during "Imagine Portland" for his years of service to the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce and the South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce.