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Board of Directors


Central Maine Growth Council’s Board of Directors is made up of 20 local business leaders, 16 board members and 4 ex-officio board members, all highly involved in their communities and the central Maine region.

BOARD MEMBERS: 2016-2017

Chris Gaunce, Chairperson – Central Maine Motors Auto Group

Michael Heavener, Vice Chairperson – Town of Winslow

Beth Gibbs, Treasurer – Thomas College

Lucille Zelenkewich, Secretary – Peoples United Bank

John Dalton, Past Chairperson – Inland Hospital


Elizabeth Fortin – Kennebec Valley Community College

Paul Stein – MaineGeneral Health

Darlene Ratte – Best Western Plus

Michael Roy – City of Waterville

Gary Bowman – Town of Oakland

Michelle Flewelling – Town of Fairfield

Brian Clark – Colby College

Michael Runser – Valley Distributors

Allan Rancourt – Kennebec Federal Savings

Lisa Hallee – Bill & Joan Alfond Foundation

Donald Plourde – Coldwell Banker Plourde Real Estate



Kimberly Lindlof, Executive Director and President & CEO of Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce

Rosie Vanadestine – Kennebec Valley Council of Governments

Brad Jackson – Kennebec Regional Development Authority / FirstPark

Heather Johnson – Somerset Economic Development Corp.