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MEIA Announces 2010 Officers & Executive Commmitte

12/4/2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact information: Rauni Kew kewr@glance.net 207-602-8500 Greg Dugal, Executive Director (207)865-6100 Maine Innkeepers Association The Maine Innkeepers Association Announces 2010 Officers and Executive Committee Freeport Maine, December 3, 2009……The Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA) is pleased to announce that Woody Woodward of Highland Lake Resort in Bridgton has been elected as President by the MEIA Board of Directors and that Cornelius “Connie” Russell of Samoset Resort in Rockport will serve as Chairman of the Board for 2010. Woody Woodward has served on the Board since 2004 and is Vice Chairman of the Town of Bridgton Board of Selectmen. Connie Russell was President of the MEIA Board in 2008 and 2009. A new member of the 2010 Executive Committee is Alvion Kimball, At-Large Member. Alvion has served on the Board since 2007. Alvion also serves on the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Board and serves as Secretary and Board Member of Downeast Acadia Regional Tourism (DART.) We welcome these new additions and changes and look forward to a successful year in 2010. 2010 Executive Committee Chairman of the Board – Connie Russell, Samoset Resort, Rockport President – Woody Woodward, Highland Lake Resort, Bridgton First Vice President – Jim Ostrowski, Inns at Blackberry Common, Camden Second Vice President – Jeanne Carpentier, Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, Freeport Treasurer – Sue Ferrell, Down East Village, Yarmouth At-Large Member – Alvion Kimball, Orland House B&B, Orland At-Large Member – Jamey Kitchen, Hampton Inn & Suites, Thomaston At-Large Member – Alec Rogers, Quality Inn & Suites- An Evergreen Hotel, Augusta Senior Advisor – Gus Tillman, Holiday Inn By The Bay, Portland Legislative Chair- Peter Daigle, Lafayette Hotels, Bangor AH&LA Representative – Bob Smith, Sebasco Harbor Resort, Sebasco Estates About the Maine Innkeepers Association The Maine Innkeepers Association, a leading provider of tourism information to both Maine’s lodging industry and its visitors, represents nearly 700 B&Bs, camps, cottages, hotels, inns, motels and resorts across Maine, and their suppliers. Through communication, education, promotion and government affairs, the Association helps its members achieve prosperity and deliver a quality product to the consumer. Maine Innkeepers Association is located in Freeport, ME and can also be found at www.maineinns.com. ###

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