Maine Arctic Council Host Committee

Promoting the richness of Maine’s Arctic History, business, academic and scientific expertise and providing hospitality to Arctic Council members visiting Maine during the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

Chair and Host Committee Organizer

Dana Eidsness, Director, Maine North Atlantic Development Office at Maine International Trade Center

Co-Chairs – Programs

Anne Henshaw, Oak Foundation

Susan Kaplan, Director, Arctic Studies Center and Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College

Co-Chairs – Fundraising

Denise Garland, Deputy Commissioner, Maine Department of Economic & Community Development

Zeynep Turk, Senior International Trade Specialist and Development Manager, Maine International Trade Center

Co-Chairs – PR

Marnie MacLean, Journalist

Chris Cary, Digital Media & Marketing, SoliDG, Inc.

Justin Levesque, Founder, ICELANDx207

Public Members

Commissioner George Gervais, Department of Economic & Community Development

Deputy Commissioner Jonathan Nass, Maine Department of Transportation

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

John H. Henshaw, Executive Director, Maine Port Authority

Carolann Ouellette, Director, Maine Office of Tourism

Darryl Lyon, Maine National Guard

Beth Beausang, Office of Rep. Chellie Pingree

Morgan Cashwell, Office of Senator Angus S. King

Travis Kennedy, Office of Senator Angus S. King

Adam Lachman, Office of Senator Angus S. King

Kate Norfleet, Office of Senator Susan Collins

Edie Smith, Office of Senator Angus S. King

Private Members

Christoph Aeppli, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Patrick Arnold, SoliDG

Gregory R. Belanger, Ocean Passages

Mark Bessire, Portland Museum of Art

Ann Blanchard, Verrill Dana, LLP

Tracy Callahan, Lift360

Neale Duffett, The Archangel Committee

Tricia Erikson, Thornton Academy

John Ferland, Ocean Renewable Power Company

Ben Ford, Verrill Dana, LLP

Rick Gamache, BerryDunn

Casey Gilbert, Portland Downtown

Ellen Grant, Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Joseph Hall, Bates College

Anne Henshaw, Oak Foundation

Miranda Henning, Rambøll Environ

Gordon Hamilton, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine Orono

Ross Hickey, University of Southern Maine

Christopher Howard, Pierce Atwood, LLP

Larus Isfeld, Eimskip USA

Gretchen Johnson, Verrill Dana, LLP

Susan Kaplan, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center, Bowdoin College

Adrian Kendall, Norman Hanson & DeTroy & German Honorary Consul for New England

Jonathan Laurence, Center for Maine Contemporary Art

Cathy Lee, Lee International

Justin Levesque, ICELANDx207

Jeanne Maginnis, St. Joseph’s College

James Matsoukas, Pierce Atwood, LLP

Nat May, SPACE Gallery

Paul Mayewski, Climate Change Institute, UMaine Orono

Cullen McGough, Lift360

Betsy Meyers, Verrill Dana, LLP

Greg Mitchell, City of Portland

William Needleman, City of Portland

Charles Norchi, University of Maine School of Law

Sara Pálsdóttir, Eimskip

Holly Parker, University of New England

Laura Poppick, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine

Jeffrey Porter, US Commercial Service

Caroline Rossignol, Rambøll Environ

Terry Shehata, University of Southern Maine

Anneli Skaar, Skaar Design & Timber & Ice

Patti Smith, Lift360

Carl Spang, Kestrel Consulting

Lynn Tillotson, Convention & Visitors Bureau

Zeynep Turk, Maine International Trade Center

Laura Woods-Vachon, University of Southern Maine

Peter Vigue, President & CEO, CIANBRO Corporation

Alice Wagg, Lift360

Valerie Young, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Honorary Members

Governor Paul R. LePage

Senator Susan Collins

Senator Angus S. King

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Associational Members

Nils Andreassen, Executive Director, Institute of the North

Dana Connors, Maine State Chamber of Commerce

Penny Gage, Deputy Director, Institute of the North

Quincy Hentzel, Board President, Portland Community Chamber of Commerce

Amy Holland, President, World Affairs Council of Maine

Genevieve LeMoine, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College

Holly Martzial, Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau

Maggie Vishneau, Maine North Atlantic Education Consortium/USM