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Senior Vice President; Key Bank
Chip Kelley is the Team Leader (RTM) for Commercial Banking of Key’s Maine District, responsible for middle market banking in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He joined Key in 2005 after 13 years at Bank of America in Portland. Chip began his banking career with Shawmut Bank in Boston in 1985. He also spent two years in the early 1990’s with Bank South in Atlanta.
Chip currently serves on the Boards of North Atlantic Venture Capital Corporation, Maine & Company, and The United Way of Greater Portland. He also served on the Mercy Hospital Finance Committee. In the past he has served as a fundraiser on the annual campaigns for Maine Medical Center, The American Heart Association, and the Greater Portland YMCA. Previously he has also served on The Portland Community Chamber of Commerce and as Treasurer for St. Albans Episcopal Church.
Chip is a graduate of Colby College and he lives in Cape Elizabeth with his wife and three boys.
Director of Business Services; Unitil
Cindy L. Carroll has more than 20 years of professional experience in the electric and natural gas utility industry. Ms. Carroll joined Unitil in 1997. Since joining Unitil, she has held several progressively challenging management positions at the company in the areas of sales, marketing, business and economic development; she was promoted to Director in 1999. Ms. Carroll is responsible for the development, implementation and advancement of the Company’s business expansion and economic development programs, energy efficiency programs and critical customer management.
Ms. Carroll received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of New Hampshire. She has served on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children including; NH Jobs for America’s Graduates, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Seacoast and the United Way of the Greater Seacoast Campaign Cabinet. She is a lifelong resident of New Hampshire and currently lives in Portsmouth, NH with her husband of 26 years.
Vice President; Dead River Company
Mr. Langevin joined Dead River Company in 2009 as Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development.
Born and raised in southern Maine, Mr. Langevin earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine and his master’s degree from the City University of New York. Before joining Dead River Company, Mr. Langevin worked in leadership roles at Hannaford Bros. Co. and Key Bank.
Mr. Langevin currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Maine, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Maine Education Services and as a Board Director for Maine and Company.
Retired Chief Executive Officer; Unum US
Kevin P. McCarthy recently retired as Chief Operating Officer, Unum Group. In this role, he was responsible for the overall management of Unum’s worldwide insurance operations. He previously served as President and CEO of Unum US, the company’s largest business unit.
Mr. McCarthy first joined Unum in 1976. He moved through a number of officer level positions in the company including reinsurance, underwriting, and marketing and product management. From 1984 to 1987, he was chief operating officer for General Health, Inc. In 1987, Mr. McCarthy returned to Unum as vice president, Long Term Disability Products and Markets and was named vice president, Long Term Care Markets and Products in 1990. In 1993, Mr. McCarthy moved to Japan to initiate the company's operations there and was named President of Unum Japan in 1996, Chairman in 1998, and Senior Vice President of Unum's International Operations in the same year. In 2001, McCarthy became Senior Vice President of Underwriting and in 2006 Executive Vice President of Risk Operations for Unum Group, becoming President of Unum US in 2007.
Mr. McCarthy is currently a director/trustee of the University of Maine System, Maine & Company, the Davis Foundations, and AHIP (America’s Health Insurance Plans).
Mr. McCarthy has previously been the Chairman of the Insurance Subcommittee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, where he was significantly involved in U.S.-Japan bilateral negotiations regarding deregulation and market access. He has previously been a director of LIMRA International, the International Insurance Council, the Maine International Trade Center, the World Affairs Council, the Portland Museum of Art, the United Way of Greater Portland, the Maine Make-a-Wish Foundation, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.
Mr. McCarthy received his degree in business, graduating summa cum laude, from the University of Southern Maine in 1978. He also holds an honorary Doctorate in Public Service from St. Joseph’s College.
Vice President of Enrollment Services; Athenahealth
Todd Haedrich is Vice President of Enrollment and Banking Services for athenahealth where he is responsible for managing client on-boarding services as well as directing the company’s efforts in banking and credit card processing. Mr. Haedrich has an extensive background in operations management, business development, financial structuring, and product management.
Most recently, Mr. Haedrich was senior vice president, director of business development and marketing for Financial Research Corporation (FRC) where he was responsible for building and managing client relationships as well as guiding the firm’s marketing and brand development. In this role, he aligned FRC’s thought leadership and competitive intelligence platform with client’s needs to maximize their business and strategic growth.
Prior to FRC, Mr. Haedrich served as a director at Mercatus where his primary focus was on originating and developing early-stage investment opportunities. Mr. Haedrich also spent six years building My Flat in London, an international consumer products business, that included strategic financing, global manufacturing, sales, and distribution. Before that, he was a vice president at BancBoston Ventures, where he managed a $20 million portfolio and was responsible for creating and investing in business opportunities in the technology and communications industries.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Haedrich held senior-level positions at FleetBoston's consumer business and Internet business planning and development group. He led a team of strategists to maximize new technology, and helped the business units more effectively recognize opportunities, analyze business cases, negotiate contracts, and launch new products. Mr. Haedrich completed graduate studies in Computer Science at the University of Manchester, U.K., and received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Bowdoin College.
Shareholder; Eaton Peabody
Mr. McKay is a shareholder at the Eaton Peabody law firm where he concentrates his practice on the representation of business entities and financial institutions in a variety of transactional matters. He serves as general outside corporate counsel to clients of all sizes in a variety of business sectors, from high tech manufacturing and software to healthcare and banking. Dan regularly represents both borrowers and lenders in sophisticated commercial finance transactions, and he advises clients seeking to raise private equity. He also regularly counsels clients in connection with antitrust and Canadian-American cross-border trade issues.
Mr. McKay is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers and Partners and New England SuperLawyers. He appears regularly as a speaker before continuing legal education groups on various business law topics and speaks to business groups on both sides of the border on issues relating to U.S. - Canadian cross border trade. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maine Business School where he teaches business law to MBA candidates.
President; Central Maine Power
Sara J. Burns is President and Chief Executive Officer of Central Maine Power Company (CMP), Maine’s largest electricity transmission and distribution utility and a subsidiary of Iberdrola, a global utility company based in Spain.
Burns became president of CMP in 1998, and was named CEO in 2005. She began her career with CMP as Manager of Risk Management in 1987. In her years with the company, Sara has served as Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Human Resources, and Director of Financial Services. Before joining, CMP, she had been employed by Unum Corporation. Ms. Burns is a graduate of Colby College.
In addition to her role at CMP, Ms. Burns is a member and past-chairman of the Board of Trustees of MaineHealth, the largest non-profit health care organization in Maine. Ms. Burns is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, and chairman of Maine & Company, a state-wide business development organization. Other community leadership positions include membership on the boards of the George Mitchell Institute, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, the Augusta Board of Trade, and a past-member of the Board of Overseers at Colby College.
Central Maine Power provides service to 615,000 homes and businesses in central and southern Maine. The company’s 900 employees operate and maintain 25,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines over an 11,000 square-mile service area. The company delivers approximately nine billion kilowatt hours of electricity annually. CMP has received awards from the Edison Electric Institute for Emergency Recovery in Maine and other northeast states, and it has been ranked #1 in customer satisfaction seven times in annual surveys by J. D. Power and Associates.
CEO; Bernstein Shur
Pat Scully is Bernstein Shur’s chief executive officer. He is also a member of the Energy Practice Group. As CEO, Pat chairs the firm’s board of directors.
For more than 25 years Pat has represented Bernstein Shur’s energy clients in a variety of contract and regulatory matters, including representation before Maine’s Public Utilities Commission. Pat represents developers and owners of generation facilities, electricity suppliers and others in rate and rate design proceedings, rulemaking and regulatory compliance, responses to competitive solicitations such as standard offer service and compliance with state renewable portfolio standards. Pat also represents energy clients in negotiation of interconnection agreements and transmission agreements with utilities as well as the negotiation of wholesale and retail contracts for the purchase and sale of energy, capacity, and RECs. Pat’s energy clients include owners and developers of all forms of generation, including wind, biomass, hydroelectric, solar and natural gas facilities.
Pat also represents numerous Maine towns and special districts in utility regulatory matters, including the regulation of electricity, gas, water and telecommunications providers.
Pat is recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA for his energy law and administrative law work. He is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell.
In September, 2012, Pat spoke with the Bangor Daily News about offshore wind projects. Click here to read his comments in “Offshore wind could add 800 jobs; state energy chief seeks ratepayer protection.”
Managing Partner; Pierce Atwood
Gloria A. Pinza is the managing partner at Pierce Atwood LLP, a Portland, Maine-based law firm with nearly 140 attorneys in seven offices across New England, Washington D.C., and Stockholm, Sweden. In addition to managing the daily operations of the firm, Gloria works with the management committee to create and implement the firm’s policies, objectives, and long-term strategic goals. She works closely with the firm’s leadership to maintain the highest professional standards in the performance of all legal work.
Prior to becoming managing partner, Gloria was a member of the firm's Management Committee and the Leader of Pierce Atwood's Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group. Passionate about helping fledgling businesses and other entrepreneurs realize their business potential, Gloria was instrumental in creating and developing the firm's Catalyst Program, designed to provide affordable legal services to emerging companies.
Gloria came to Pierce Atwood directly from law school, practicing in the business and tax areas. She then moved to California where she became a member of the California bar and was a partner in the Beverly Hills entertainment firm of Weissmann Wolff. During her eight years of practice in California, she represented artists and companies in the entertainment business.
Gloria was selected as one of 21 accomplished women attorneys who made up the 2009 class of the Direct Women Board Institute. The Institute is an initiative of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section, designed to identify and promote qualified women lawyers to serve on corporate boards of public companies.
She was a member of Governor Paul LePage’s Transition Advisory Team and is currently a member of the governor’s Judicial Selection Committee. Since 2007, Gloria has been included in Best Lawyers in America for Intellectual Property Law, and she is frequently quoted in the business press throughout New England.
Gloria received her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, and a B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA.
President, Maine; TD Bank
Larry Wold is President in Maine for TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®.
Larry has almost 30 years of commercial lending experience in Maine. Prior to his current position, he served as TD Bank's Executive Vice President of Commercial Lending, Southern Maine Region. Larry joined the company in 1991 as a Commercial Loan Officer. He began his banking career in the commercial lending department of Casco Bank, the Maine affiliate of the Bank of Boston.
Larry is an active member of the community. He currently serves on the Boards of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Portland Regional Chamber, the Maine Real Estate Development Association and Maine & Company. He is past President of the Maine Real Estate Development Association and a past Board member of Friends of Casco Bay. He has been involved in the southern Maine fundraising community for many years.
Larry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Principia College in Illinois and is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking in Washington, D.C.
Larry has three children and resides in Freeport, Maine.
Maine State President; FairPoint Communications
Mike Reed is FairPoint Communications Maine state and has more than 40 years of managerial, technical and administrative experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining FairPoint in 2010, he worked at TDS Telecom and NYNEX Corporation. At FairPoint, Reed is responsible for regulatory matters, governmental affairs and public relations for Maine, as well as regulatory matters and governmental affairs for the FairPoint in 14 states outside of northern New England.
Reed is past chairman of the New York State Telecommunications Association and past president of the New Hampshire Telecommunications Association. He also served on the board of directors for Maine and Vermont Telecommunications Associations. He currently serves on the board of directors of Maine & Company. In 2013 Reed was inducted into the Telephone Association of New England Hall of Fame for special recognition of outstanding contributions to the telephone industry in New England.