July 2016

Bob Moore

After 21 years with Dead River, Bob Moore is retiring as CEO of the heating fuel company. Moore says he stayed at the South Portland- based Dead River for more than two decades because the company and its 1,200 employees … Continue reading

Matthew Polstein

“I’m fortunate to wake up every morning looking across Millinocket Lake at Maine’s most iconic mountain, Katahdin,” says Matthew Polstein, president at the New England Outdoor Center. He founded the resort in 1982 as a whitewater rafting center. Like the … Continue reading

Reza Jalali

“As a human rights and civil rights activist, I find advocating for Maine’s newest immigrants a natural role, and a calling,” says Reza Jalali, an author and the coordinator of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at the University of … Continue reading

Justin and Danielle Walker

“It is no secret that Justin and I are passionate about food,” says Danielle Walker, general manager at Earth at Hidden Pond, where her husband, Justin, is executive chef. “We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, our ability to … Continue reading

Deborah Carey Johnson

Deborah Carey Johnson, RN, president and CEO of Eastern Maine Medical Center, has been with the hospital for over four decades, beginning as a nurse and working her way up to president and CEO in 2004. A lifelong resident of the … Continue reading

Jonathan Bush

“There is a natural empathy fiber and empathy gene that exists in Maine, and I don’t know of other places where it exists,” says Jonathan Bush, CEO and president of athenahealth. The company, based in Massachusetts, provides internet-based services for … Continue reading

Fortunat Mueller

ReVision Energy cofounders Phil Coupe and Fortunat Mueller share the philosophy that a successful business can be used to create positive social change. The renewable energy contracting company became a Certified B Corporation last year, after meeting rigorous standards of … Continue reading

Phil Coupe

ReVision Energy cofounders Phil Coupe and Fortunat Mueller share the philosophy that a successful business can be used to create positive social change. The renewable energy contracting company became a Certified B Corporation last year, after meeting rigorous standards of … Continue reading

Andrea Cianchette Maker

Andrea Cianchette Maker leads Maine law firm Pierce Atwood LLP’s government relations group. She represents the Maine Pulp and Paper Association as well as the Maine Real Estate and Development Association. Maker’s father is Chuck Cianchette, one of the founders … Continue reading

Dr. Hector Tarraza

Dr. Hector Tarraza leads a nationally ranked obstetrics and gynecology department at Maine Medical Center in Portland, while frequently traveling on medical missions to developing countries. He’s participated in or led over 100 medical surgical missions in the past 20 years. … Continue reading