Leadership in Action Breakfast Series
Join us first of our four Leadership in Action Breakfast series
Tuesday September 29th 7-9am at the Portland Club, State Street, Portland, Maine
We are pleased to have Maine Community Foundation’s new president and chief executive officer Steve Rowe along with Meredith Jones talk about their leadership transition.
Steven Rowe of Portland was recently approved as the Maine Community Foundation’s new president and chief executive officer effective September 15. Rowe served as president of Endowment for Health, a private foundation dedicated to improving the health of New Hampshire residents. Prior to that, he served as counsel at the Portland-based law firm of Verrill Dana LLP. He was Maine Attorney General from 2001 to 2009 and served in the Maine House of Representatives from 1992 to 2000. He was Speaker of the House during his last term. Rowe was an officer in the United States Army. He holds a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law; an M.B.A. from the University of Utah Graduate School of Business; and a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
On September 15 Meredith H. Jones will step down from her position as the president and CEO of the Maine Community Foundation, a statewide public foundation with approximately $430 million in assets. Before joining the community foundation Jones worked for the Maine Development Foundation where she co-created Leadership Maine, the Maine Coalition for Excellence in Education, Educator-in-Residence program, and the Maine Policy Leaders Academy. Jones has worked as senior staff for a gubernatorial primary campaign, served on a gubernatorial transition team, and staffed the Maine legislature’s Committee on Public Utilities. Jones is a former VISTA Volunteer, has served on the Winthrop School Committee, and has held volunteer leadership positions for the United Way of Kennebec Valley, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Maine Philanthropy Center, Northeast Bank, the Maine School of Science and Math, and Maine Women’s Fund. Jones is the recipient of the Deborah Morton award and was recognized by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center as a Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow. She is a graduate of Colby Sawyer College and the University of Maine at Augusta and has completed post-graduate work at the University of Maine. In 2013 Jones received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Maine at Augusta.
Our series takes place Tuesdays in Portland from 7:00 – 9:00 am
September 29, 2015 | December 15, 2015 | March 29, 2016 | June 14, 2016