Past Distinguished Maine Policy Fellows


Since 2006 the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center has hosted distinguished policy makers from Maine to be guests on campus for a day, interacting with students, faculty, and administrators. Previous fellows include:

  • J. Duke Albanese, Senior Policy Advisor, Great Schools Partnership, Former Maine Commissioner of Education
  • Justin Alfond, Senator and Maine State Senate President
  • Philip Bartlett, Maine State Senator
  • David Bernhardt, Commissioner, Maine Department of Transportation
  • Seth Berry, Maine State Representative
  • Emily Cain, State Representative, Democratic Leader
  • Dana Connors, President, Maine State Chamber of Commerce
  • Susan Corbett, Founder and Director of the National Digital Equity Center
  • The Hon. Charles Cragin
  • Glenn Cummings, Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives
  • John Dorrer, Program Director, in Jobs for the Future’s Building Economic Opportunity Group
  • Matthew Dunlap, Secretary of State
  • Beth Edmunds, Maine Senate President
  • Rep. Ellie Espling, Assistant House Republican Leader
  • Patrick S. A. Flood, State Representative
  • Laura Fortman, Executive Director, Frances Perkins Center
  • Kenneth Fredette, State Representative, House Republican Leader
  • Susan Gendron, Commissioner, Maine Department of Education
  • Sara Gideon, Asst. Majority Leader, Maine House of Representatives
  • Anne Haskell, Assistant Majority Leader
  • Terry Hayes, Maine State Treasurer
  • Erin Herbig, State Representative
  • Dawn Hill, Maine State Senator
  • Meredith H. Jones, President and CEO of the Maine Community Foundation
  • Roger Katz, State Senator
  • Patrick Keliher, Commissioner of Maine Department of Marine Resources
  • Angus King, Former Governor
  • Laurie Lachance, President and CEO of the Maine Development Foundation
  • Dr. Jeanne Lambrew, Commissioner of Maine Department of Health and Human Services
  • George Lapointe, Commissioner of Marine Resources
  • Barbara Leonard, CEO of Maine Health Access Foundation (Watch the Video)
  • David Littell, Maine Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner
  • John L. Martin, State Senator
  • Dr. Dora Anne Mills
  • Janet Mills, Maine Attorney General
  • Peter Mills, Maine State Senator
  • Elizabeth “Libby” Mitchell, Maine State Senator
  • Hannah M. Pingree, Maine House Speaker
  • Kevin Raye, Maine State Senator
  • The Hon. Chris Rector, Regional Representative for US Senator Angus King
  • Catherine S. Renault, Director of Office of Innovation, Maine Dept. of Economic & Community Development
  • John Richardson, Commissioner, Maine Department of Economic and Community Development
  • Trish Riley, Distinguished Visiting Fellow and lecturer in State Health Policy at George Washington University
  • Richard Rosen, Maine State Senator
  • Steven Rowe, Maine Attorney General
  • Thomas Saviello, State Senator
  • Michael Saxl, Former Maine Speaker of the House
  • Barton Seaver, Director, Sustainable Seafood and Health Initiative, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Charles Stanhope, Library of Congress
  • Lauren Sterling, Philanthropic Specialist, Educare Central Maine
  • Josh Tardy, Maine House Republican Leader
  • Michael Thibodeau, President of the Maine State Senate
  • Eliza Townsend, Executive Director of the Maine Women’s Lobby
  • Karl W. Turner, Former State Senator
  • Walter Whitcomb, Maine Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry
  • Chandler Woodcock, Commissioner of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Patrick Woodcock, Director, Maine State Energy Office