Midcoast Leadership Academy and the University of Maine Hutchinson Center have announced completion of the academy’s seventh program year and the July 2 graduation of 18 current and prospective community leaders. One of those graduates is Stephanie Griffin, ACSR, a member of the business insurance division at Allen Insurance and Financial.
Graduates this year were Alyssa Ames, practice manager at Waldo County General Hospital; Penson Bartlett, North Region manager, Jobs for Maine Graduates; Maggi Blue, freelance artist and designer/marketer; and Megan Brackett, finance director, Town of Rockport.
Also, Kristin Collins, operations director, Island Institute; Karla Doremus-Tranfield, global director, water treatment, Gulbrandsen Technologies; Kristin Flynn, owner, Kristin Flynn Photography and Ken Gross, assistant director, Camden Public Library.
Also, Jodie M. Heal, president, CPA, MAFM, Heal Accounting Solutions, PC; Abbie Leonard, harbormaster, town of Rockport; Amy Levine, library director, Rockland Public Library; Jake Miller, VP/branch manager, First National Bank; and Denise Pease, sales and marketing director, Quarry Hill.
Also, Wyatt Philbrook, vineyard and property manager, Cellardoor Winery; Lisa Phillips, AVP, banking center manager, Camden National Bank; Amy Smith, assistant director for academic and student services, Hutchinson Center; and Kim Wilson-Raymond, conference coordinator, Hutchinson Center.
Guest speaker at the graduation was Tom Peaco, executive director of Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce and a graduate of MLA 6.
Modeled after successful community leadership programs held throughout the country, MLA7 was run as a partnership between the University of Maine Hutchinson Center and Midcoast Leadership Academy. Guest faculty are drawn from academia, business, government, consulting and the nonprofit sector.