Dana Doran – Executive Director
About: Mr. Doran is a native Mainer and has significant ties to the forest products industry in Maine. Since returning to Maine in 1999, he has cultivated his passion for timber both professionally and personally. He is a member of the Small Woodlot Owners Association of Maine he has owned two woodlots that have been recognized by the American Tree Farm System. He has also had a unique opportunity to serve in several positions with a diverse set of organizations, both public and private, in Washington, DC and here in Central Maine where logging was a topic of his work on various occasions.
From 1998-1999, Mr. Doran worked as a political appointee for then President William Clinton in the United States Department of Labor. From 1999-2001, he served Governor Angus King as Assistant Commissioner of Public Affairs for the Maine Department of Labor. In 2001, Mr. Doran joined Central Maine Power Company as their Director of Business Development, acting in this capacity until 2003. From 2003-07, Mr. Doran taught social studies and coached varsity basketball at Gardiner Area High School. His most recent position was as Director of Energy and Paper Programs at Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, Maine. Mr. Doran held this position since 2010 and also served as Director of Resource Development for the college from 2007-10.
Mr. Doran is a 1996 graduate of Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, where he earned a B.A. in History/Government and Law. He was awarded an M.P.A. with a focus on Public Administration from the University of Connecticut in 1998. He and his family currently reside in Belgrade, Maine.
Office: (207) 688-8195
Jessica Clark – Membership Services Coordinator
About: Ms. Clark has more than 12 years of business experience owning and managing several successful franchise locations throughout the Central Maine area. She has also spent over ten years with the Gardiner Main Street program Board of Directors.
Ms. Clark is a 2002 graduate of Thomas College, where she earned a B.S. in Finance and Economics. She was also awarded an M.B.A. in Finance and Economics from Thomas College in 2003.
Ms. Clark has an extensive understanding of the logging industry as a result of family ties to the profession.
Office: (207) 688-8195