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 and marketing
  • Outreach and engagement with the employer community
  • Executive education and professional development course development
  • Incubator/Accelerator development
  • Designing a fundraising campaign to support the Harold Alfond Foundation matching grant

MCV Board of Directors

The MCV CEO reports to the Chancellor of the University of Maine System who chairs the MCV Board of Directors.

Current Members of the Board of Directors:

  • James Page, Chancellor of UMaine System (outgoing)
  • Dannel Malloy, Chancellor of UMaine System (incoming)
  • 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