Janine Bisaillon-Cary | State Director of International Trade and President of the Maine International Trade Center

Janine Bisaillon-Cary has always been passionate about foreign language, business, and travel, but didn’t know how they would fit together in a career. While studying in Paris, she toured the economic department of the United States Embassy and had an “aha” moment. Bisaillon-Cary went on to work for an Italian import company in marketing and sales, then years later she and her husband moved to Brunswick. After spending time working for a seafood export company on the Portland waterfront, she joined the Maine International Trade Center, where currently she is state director of international trade and president. “I love the economic development aspect to my job and knowing what I do truly has an impact on Maine’s economy,” she says. Bisaillon-Cary is involved with the Maine Maritime Academy’s Loeb Sullivan School, Growing Portland committee, Green Crab Council, and export development projects with the Eastern Trade Council. She also works with Maine Center for Creativity and Maine Port Authority. “Many of the outside activities I have been involved in are targeted toward working on building a vibrant community here in Maine, one that attracts more young people to come, stay, play, and engage in this wonderful place I have been privileged to call home.”

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