Executive Director, John Shea

Prior to joining the Piscataquis County Economic Development Council in March 2019, John Shea was the Executive Director of the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC) in Middletown Rhode Island.  John came to the AIPC in 2018 from New Hampshire, where he led a fiscal policy think tank in Concord.  John also served as Head of Policy and Economic Advisor to the Government and the Falkland Islands, and owned his own company formed to promote foreign investment in the New England clean energy and high technology sectors.

But the bulk of John’s career has been spent at the New England Governors’ Conference, Inc. (NEGC), a regional governors’ policy institute focused on economic development, energy, environmental issues and conservation.  John held several positions while at the NEGC, most recently as its Executive Director.  While at the NEGC, John led the development of the world’s first multi-jurisdictional, international climate change action plan, and a regional mercury program that has served as a model for similar efforts throughout the world.

John was born in Brooklyn, New York, and holds degrees in Economics and Sovietology.


Executive Committee and Council for 2021

Denise Buzzelli
Executive Director, Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce
Vice President
Tom Goulette
Lary Funeral Home, Guilford
Thelma Regan
Resident, Wellington
Lucas Butler
Piscataquis County Ice Arena, Dover-Foxcroft
Ex Officio
Wayne Erkinnen,
County Commissioner
Jack Clukey
Town Manager, Dover-Foxcroft
Michell McMahon
AVP, Sr. Retail Lending Officer, Camden National Bank
Kathy White, Town manager
Scott Moulton, Owner
Rowell’s Garage
Paul Stearns
Resident of Guilford
Jenny Ward
Appalachian Mountain Club
James Macomber
Microenterprise Consultant, MaineStream Finance, Piscataquis County


Council Members, term 2021-2023:
Susan Mackey Andrews    Helping Hands with Heart
James Annis                         Resident, Dover-Foxcroft
Dan Belyea                           Executive Director, Workforce Training, Maine Community College System
Lucas Butler                         Piscataquis County Ice Arena
Eli Dunfee                            Whitney’s Family Supermarket
Dr. Richard Evans             State Representative, District 120
Lisa Larson                          President, Eastern Maine Community College
Ellen Moore                         Town of Milo
Theresa Mudgett                 Resident, Milo
*Thelma Regan                    Resident, Town of Wellington
Mike Row                             Town of Greenville
Alicia Stone                          Bangor Savings Bank
Daniel Swain                        Town Manager, Monson
Johanna Turner                   Town Manager, Guilford
Marie Vienneau                   President, Northern Light Health Mayo Regional & CA Dean Hospitals
Will Wedge                           Will’s Shop and Save, Owner, Dover- Foxcroft
Paul Zimmerman                Red Maple Inn, Owner, Guilford


Council Members, term 2020-2022:
Bob Ade                               Owner, Pat’s Pizza, Milo and Dover-Foxcroft
*Comm. Wayne Erkkinen County Commissioner, Piscataquis
*Tom Goulette                     Lary Funeral Home, Guilford
Sheila Grant                        Resident of Dover-Foxcroft
Terry Knowles                     Resident of Brownville
Tom Lizotte                         Resident, Dover-Foxcroft
Carrie Lumbra                    Maine Savings Bank
Chris Maas                          Resident of Dover-Foxcroft
Patrick O’Neill                     Director, TriCounty Technical Center
Dan Rinard                          Baxter State Park
John Simko                          Androscoggin Bank
Karin Tilberg                       Forest Society of Maine, Greenville
Fred Trask                           Trask Insurance
*Jenny Ward                        Appalachian Mountain Club, Greenville
Bryan Wentzell                   Maine Mountain Collaborative
*Kathy White                       Town Manager, Brownville
Terry Young                        CEO, Hardwood Products and Puritan Medical

Council Members, term 2019-2021:
Angela Arno                       Director of Programs & Events, Maine State Chamber of Commerce
*Denise Buzzelli                  Executive Director, Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce
Tom Carone                       Resident, Sangerville
*Jack Clukey                        Town Manager, Dover-Foxcroft
Sen. Paul Davis                  State Senator, District 4
Grover Kilpatrick              Realtor, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group
*James Macomber              Microenterprise Consultant, MaineStream Finance, Dover-Foxcroft
*Michell McMahon            AVP, Camden National Bank
*Scott Moulton                    Owner, Rowell’s Garage
Luke Muzzy                        Senior Land Asset Manager, Weyerhaeuser
Deb Roundtree                  Associate Academic Dean for Higher Education Centers, EMCC
Arnold Shorey                    Head of School, Foxcroft Academy
*Hon. Paul Stearns              Representative, District 119
Craig Watt                           Owner, Indian Hill Trading Post, Greenville
Comm. James White         County Commissioner, Piscataquis
Teresa Vieira                       CEO, CA Dean Memorial Hospital

*indicates Executive Committee Member