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MEIA Announces 2011 Officers and Executive Committee



Press Contact information: Rauni Kew (207-602-8500

Greg Dugal, Executive Director

Maine Innkeepers Association

(207) 865-6100

The Maine Innkeepers Association Announces 2011 Officers and Executive Committee

Freeport, Maine December 17, 2010………. The Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA) is pleased to announce that Woody Woodward of Highland Lake Resort in Bridgton has been elected President for a second term by the MEIA Board of Directors, and that Cornelius “Connie” Russell of Samoset Resort in Rockport will again serve as Chairman of the Board for 2011.

Woody Woodward has served on the Board since 2004 and also serves on the Town of Bridgton Board of Selectmen. Connie Russell was President of the MEIA Board in 2008 and 2009.

A new member of the 2011 Executive Committee is Jean Ginn Marvin of the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport. Jean is no stranger to public service as she served in the Legislature from 1994 to 2000 and on the Maine Ethics Commission.

“We welcome this addition to the executive committee and look forward to a successful year in 2011”, said MEIA Executive Director Greg Dugal.

The 2011 MEIA Executive Committee representatives are 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, Regional Director of Sales, Emerald Hospitality, 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 Jean Ginn Marvin, Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport. 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


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