SEDCO’s Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is comprised of eight board members along with the Scarborough Town Council Liaison and the Town Manager. Councilor Will Rowan is the 2017 Town Council Liaison to the SEDCO Board of Directors.
SEDCO Board Members include:
Dr. Gayle Brazeau serves as a Professor at University of New England’s College of Pharmacy. She and her husband, Daniel, moved from Buffalo, NY to Scarborough when she accepted the position at UNE. Throughout her academic career she has provided consulting to major pharmaceutical and bioscience corporations such as Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Roche Pharmaceuticals and Stryker Biotech. Gayle is instrumental in helping SEDCO understand the bioscience community and in leveraging the connections to higher education facilities.
Jonathan Crasnick specializes in commercial real estate finance with an MBA from the University of Southern Maine. Jon currently works for People’s United Bank in Portland and has over ten years of commercial real estate experience having worked in both development and lending. Jon and his wife moved to Scarborough in 2011. They have two young children and understand the attraction of Scarborough to both residents and businesses in the Greater Portland region.
Kevin Freeman (Chair) is the Vice President of Martini Northern, a construction management firm active in Maine and New Hampshire. Kevin brings 30 years of experience in the construction industry, having managed the business development efforts, client relations and strategic positioning for a number of leading regional construction firms. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in assisting firms to achieve significant growth and market diversification. Kevin sees Scarborough as a wonderful vibrant community and enjoys being at the ocean, fields and woods all within Scarborough.
James (Jim) Hartley is both a resident and a business owner in the Dunstan area of Scarborough. Along with his father-in-law, Dick Whitmore, Jim founded Pine Tree Seafood and Produce Co., a family-run neighborhood market. Jim understands the dedication it takes to run a small business. In fact, he and his family live in the house next door to the market. He’s had a passion for small business creation and promotion since childhood and joined the SEDCO Board to lend his skills and experience to help other entrepreneurs realize their dreams of owning a business.
Andrea C. Killiard (Vice Chair) serves as the Marketing and Life Enrichment Director for Piper Shores. Andrea works to increase the awareness of lifecare retirement through strategic marketing, advertising and public relations programs. Prior to Piper Shores, Andrea held marketing positions with Hannaford Bros., GoFish/Seafax and Upstream LLC. Andrea’s goals for Scarborough include furthering the community’s vision statement for economic and community development and helping strike a balance between business growth and natural resource preservation.
Allen Paul comes to the Board with 45 years of sales and management experience in the Building Automation, Energy Management and Life Safety industries. He is currently the Northern New England Sales Manager for SimplexGrinnell. He served nine years as a member of the Scarborough Planning Board and is currently a member of the Long Range Planning Committee. When he and his family moved here over twenty years ago, they chose Scarborough for the quality education and lifestyle it provided. The town has doubled in size during this time, yet Scarborough still has a small town feel with big city amenities. In his free time, Allen enjoys outdoor activities with his family.
Rick Shinay (Clerk) is a Shareholder with the law firm of Drummond Woodsum in Portland. Rick has represented public and private clients in all aspects of real estate law in connection with acquisition, development, financing and sale of real estate. In Scarborough, Rick worked on many projects including those involving the Haigis Parkway. He has served on various boards and committees in Scarborough over the years and currently serves as a member of the Long Range Planning Committee and the Scarborough Land Trust. He considers good schools, good business climate, and good administration as well as great beaches and open space as the best assets of Scarborough.
Maureen Van Uden (Treasurer) is TD Bank’s Small Business Manager for Northern New England. Her passion is to help small business owners reach their growth and financial objectives. Maureen’s expertise in small business financing is critical to SEDCO’s mission of serving our growing community. Maureen considers our location, the quality of education and the involvement of the community as the greatest assets of the town. She also sees SEDCO’s job as attracting businesses that add to the community both financially and socially. She lives in Scarborough with her husband and two boys.
SEDCO Board Meetings
Next Meeting: December 21, 2017
Full Board Meetings:
February 16, 2017
March 16, 2017
May 18, 2017
September 21, 2017
December 21, 2017
Annual Meeting: October 3, 2017 – Black Point Inn 5:30PM to 7:30PM
All regular meetings take place at 7:30AM at the SEDCO Offices.
Executive Committee Meetings take place on the third Thursday of the month prior to the full board meeting at 7:30 AM at the SEDCO offices.
All Board Members may be reached by emailing BoardMember@sedcomaine.com.