About Maine Center Ventures


Maine Center Ventures (MCV) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization established by the University of Maine System. MCV supports the development of the Maine Center by serving as a liaison between the academic and employer communities. MCV is responsible for meeting the requirements and expectations of the University of Maine System Board of Trustees and the Harold Alfond Foundation, and implementing the initial phase of a Maine Center Campaign.

Current MCV initiatives include:

  • Long-term planning for Maine Center programming and facilities
  • Branding, marketing, and recruiting
  • Outreach and engagement
  • Executive education and professional development course development
  • Incubator/Accelerator development
  • Designing a fundraising campaign to support a new building to house the Maine Center

MCV Board of Directors

The Maine Center Ventures (MCV) CEO reports to the MCV Board of Directors, which then reports back to the University of Maine System Board of Trustees.

Current Members of the Board of Directors:

  • James Page, Chancellor of UMaine System
  • Joan Ferrini-Mundy, President of UMaine
  • Glenn Cummings, President of USM
  • James Erwin, Chair of UMaine System Board of Trustees
  • Kelly Martin, UMaine System Board of Trustees
  • Mark Gardner, UMaine System Board of Trustees
  • Kurt Adams, Outside Member
  • Ben Devine, Outside Member
  • Trish Higgins, Outside Member
  • Bobby Monks, Outside Member
  • Michael Boyson, Outside Member