John H. Cashwell III
John H. Cashwell III has been a Director since 1997. He is President of Evergreen Ridge Inc. and JHC Consulting LLC. He served as President of Seven Islands Land Company from 1992 to 2008 and as Director of the Maine Forest Service from 1987 to 1992. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry from the University of Montana and a Master of Science Degree in Public Administration from the University of Maine. Mr. Cashwell served as a U.S. Army Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam and also in Operation Desert Storm and is the recipient of two Silver Stars, Distinguished Flying Cross, Soldiers Medal, Bronze Star for Valor, 45 Combat Air Medals, and the Purple Heart. He also received the 2008 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Montana Forestry Alumnus Association and the 2009 Albert D. Nutting Award from Maine Forest Products.
Samuel W. Collins
Samuel W. Collins has been a Director since 2001. He has been President of S.W. Collins Company since 1981. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and a minor in Government from St. Lawrence University. Mr. Collins was awarded the Maine Dealer of the Year Award by the Retail Lumber Dealers Association of Maine in 1992. His community service has been recognized by his being named a Paul Harris Fellow of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
Harold A. Dakin
Harold A. Dakin has been a Director since 1998. He was a Vice President of NYNEX Information Resources Co. from 1984 to 1995, and has been employed as an independent consultant since 1995. He holds an MBA in Management from Babson College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Northeastern University.
Jean M. Deighan
Jean M. Deighan, joined the MMG Board of Directors in 2014. She is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Deighan Wealth Advisors, an independent wealth management firm located in Bangor, Maine. Ms. Deighan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maine School of Law. She is a graduate of the American Bankers Association National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University and the American Bankers Association Trust Management School at The Kellogg Graduate School of Business. She is a Certified Financial Planner™. Ms. Deighan’s community service has been recognized by her being named a Paul Harris Fellow of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International and by receiving the Greater Bangor Chamber of Commerce Athena Award, the City of Bangor Paul Bunyan Citizenship Award, the Maine Business School Achievement in Business Award, and the University of New England’s Deborah Morton Award for Professional and Community Service.
Dawn Hill, Esq.
Dawn Hill has been a Director since 1990. She is a Maine State Senator and a small business owner. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Juris Doctorate from West Virginia University Law School.
Michael D. MacPherson
Michael D. MacPherson has been a Director since 1997. He is the President/Owner of Just Value Associates. He has been the owner of several communications businesses in the Presque Isle area and has been Vice President and owner of Future Security, Inc. since 1993. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Maine at Orono. He was a Captain in the U.S. Army at the Signal School in Fort Gordon, Georgia. Mr. MacPherson is the recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, Association of the United States Army Award, Superior Cadet Award and was a Distinguished Military Graduate. Mr. MacPherson’s community service as President or Chairman of numerous civic organizations has been recognized by his being named a Paul Harris Fellow of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International as well as Citizen of the Year.
Jay Y. McCrum
Jay Y. McCrum has been a Director since 2005. He is the President of Penobscot McCrum LLC, Mars Hill, Maine and Belfast, Maine. He holds an Associates Degree in Accounting from Northern Maine Technical College. Mr. McCrum founded the Maine Potato Alliance. He was named Young Farmer of the Year in 1986, Farmer of the Year in 1995, and Farm Family of the Year in 2001.
James E. Nevels
James E. Nevels joined the MMG Board of Directors in 2014. Mr. Nevels is the founder and Chairman of The Swarthmore Group. He has more than thirty six years of experience in the securities and investment industry and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. In addition to serving as Chairman of The Hershey Company Board of Directors, Mr. Nevels is currently a member of the Board of the Hershey Trust Company and Milton Hershey School, Chair and member of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, member of the Board of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, member of the Board of MeadWestvaco, member of the Board of The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, member of the Board of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and corporate member of the Orange Bowl Committee. In addition, he serves as Member of Council and Chair of the Nominations Committee of The Pennsylvania Society. Mr. Nevels was appointed by the President of the United States to the Advisory Committee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and served a three year term and served as Chairman from 2005-2007. In December 2001, Mr. Nevels was appointed by the Governor of Pennsylvania as Chairman of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission and served through September 2007 overseeing the turnaround of the Philadelphia School System, then the ninth largest school district in the United States. Mr. Nevels is an honors (cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) graduate of Bucknell University and holds an A.B. degree in Political Science and Philosophy, and an M.B.A. degree from the Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Mr. Nevels has also received four honorary degrees.
Donald W. Perkins
Donald W. Perkins has been a Director since 2005. He is the President of Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, Maine. He holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Dartmouth College where he graduated with High Distinction, Magna Cum Laude. He is a Tucker Foundation Fellow and Rufus Choate Scholar. Mr. Perkins also holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he received the Ernest R. Arbuckle Award. He is a past Co-Chair of the Governor’s Ocean Energy Task Force and is a past appointee to the Governor’s Task Force on Planning and Development of Aquaculture in Maine. Mr. Perkins was the recipient of the 1992 Gulf of Maine Visionary Award and the 1991 Maine Audubon Society Environmental Award.
Jon J. Prescott
Jon J. Prescott has been a director since 2005. He is the President & CEO of Katahdin Trust Company, Island Falls, Maine with branches in fourteen locations. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Maine where he graduated with Distinction. He is also a graduate of the National Commercial Lending School where he also graduated with Distinction. He also attended the Northern New England School of Banking. He serves as a Director for the Maine Bankers Association and is Chairman of the Executive Committee. Mr. Prescott serves on the Board of Directors of Aroostook Partnership.
Larry M. Shaw
Larry M. Shaw has been with the Company since 1982 and serves as President and CEO. Prior to being promoted to President & CEO in 1995, Mr. Shaw served in various capacities, including Chief Operations Officer, Vice-President, Secretary. He also held various positions within the Underwriting Department from 1982 to 1992. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine and a Master of Science Degree from Husson College. Mr. Shaw also attended the Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School in 2008 and 2012. He is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). He has also earned an Associate in Underwriting (AU) designation and a Certificate in General Insurance. Mr. Shaw serves on the University of Southern Maine Risk Management and Insurance Program Advisory Board. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of Maine Early Learning Investment Group (MELIG) and on the Board of Directors of Aroostook Partnership for Progress (APP) and is a past Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer of APP. Mr. Shaw is a member of the University of Maine at Presque Isle Foundation and serves as a member of the Executive Board and Investment Committee. He is a Director of TAMC Endowment Board and a member of TAMC Investment Committee. He also serves on the Mark and Emily Turner Foundation Scholarship Committee. Mr. Shaw is a member of the Mitchell Institute Aroostook Advisory Board. He is also an Honorary Director for the Aroostook Aspirations Initiative. Mr. Shaw is past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Maine Development Foundation, a past member of the Governor’s Board of Visitors for the University of Maine at Presque Isle, is a past member of the Governor’s Financial Services Economic Development Group, and served on the Maine Leadership Council for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Mr. Shaw is a recipient of the Maine CPCU’s Lee Allen President’s Award for Excellence.
Lisa M. Ventriss
Lisa M. Ventriss has been a Director since 2000. She became President of the Vermont Business Roundtable in June 2002 and prior to that was the President of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Vermont and a Master of Science Degree in Public Administration from the University of Vermont. Ms. Ventriss is a recipient of the 2002 Community Excellence Award, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce.