The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Business Breakfast on Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Join us for our 2019 Annual Business Breakfast will highlight the Chamber’s yearly accomplishments, honor our 2018 Volunteer of the Year - Jaclyn Fish - and welcome our keynote speaker Sean DeWitt, President of Our Katahdin.
Sean is currently a Director at the World Resources Institute, a nonprofit organization that works at the intersection of economic opportunities and natural resources -- with a goal to leave our economy and planet in better shape for future generations than we found them. Sean was previously a Director at Grameen Foundation, working to create micro-business opportunities for women in Africa and Asia. Previously, he worked to support small business and small nonprofits at the Fund for the City of New York. He managed projects for the US Department of State in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. Sean also worked in the private sector with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Management Consultant and worked as an Industrial Engineer for Intel and the Walt Disney Company. Sean holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and an MSc in Development Finance from the University of London. Sean most enjoys having fun with his wife Ranita and daughters Samaya and Simran.
"The work of 'Our Katahdin' is very personal for me", says Sean. "All my roots are in the Katahdin region. I grew up in Millinocket, have family in all three towns and worked in Medway at Terry's Texaco in high school and college. I've been involved in innovation and economic development for most of my career, and have found the most common ingredient for success to be the extent to which people are willing to pull together to make things happen. The chances of success increase dramatically. This is why we started Our Katahdin.
Jacie began her professional career with PepsiCo as a pre-sale account manager and then as a manager for UNO Chicago Grill. Beginning in 2008, she moved to Bangor Savings Bank to start her longstanding career with the organization. During her time spent at Bangor Savings Bank, she has held several positions including assistant vice president and consumer banking administration officer; as well as vice president and branch manager of the Broadway and Hampden branches. In 2017, Fish was promoted to her current position.
In addition to her professional duties, Fish has been involved in numerous community organizations Jacie has been contributing to the BRCC for many years in her roles with Fusion, the Community Council, the Board and many committees, including serving on the CEO search committee. “She gives her time helping out with events and is always willing to jump in and help when help is needed! Her passion, knowledge, creativity, generosity, intelligence and positive attitude have been instrumental in moving the Chamber, Fusion and the Council forward”, Deb Neuman, President of BRCC.
Sponsorships are available! Contact Brian Cotlar for more information - 947-0307