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01/14/05 - MEIA Announces its New Officers and E

3/4/2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact information: Sara Brazer Brazer Communications (860) 354-5260 Greg Dugal, Executive Director Maine Innkeepers Association (207) 865-6100 The Maine Innkeepers Association Announces its New Officers and Executive Committee Freeport, ME – January 14, 2005 – The Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA), a leading provider of information and support to the lodging and tourism industry of Maine, is pleased to announce that Ron Churchill, Bear Springs Camps, Rome, has been re-elected to President of the MEIA Board; and that Maureen McQuade, Inn-by-the-Sea, Cape Elizabeth, will once again assume the role of Chairman of the Board for 2005. Ron Churchill owns and operates Bear Spring Camps with his wife of twenty years. Established in1910, the American Plan resort sits on Great Pond in Rome, Maine. Churchill has served on the Board of Directors of the Maine Innkeepers Association for ten years. In his position as President of the Association, Churchill will continue to lead the Board in promoting the Association and assisting the Executive Director with day-to-day decision-making. Churchill attended University of Southern Maine “I am honored to have been chosen again by my peers to be President of the Maine Innkeepers Association Board of Directors,” said Ron Churchill, “This top quality association does some wonderful things for its members and I am proud to be associated with it. I look forward to another fun year!” Maureen McQuade is the owner/innkeeper of the luxury 43-room all-suite Inn By The Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. She takes on the position of MEIA Chairman of the Board with lots of experience under her belt, as a previous President. McQuade is extremely active in the Maine hospitality industry – as well as MEIA, her roles include Vice President of the New England Innkeepers Association and member of the Maine Office of Tourism Strategic Marketing Committee. In her position as Chairman of the Association, McQuade will continue to provide counsel to the President and the Board. “It is such a pleasure to continue on the Board for the Maine Innkeepers Association,” said Maureen McQuade. “I really enjoy working with this group to help this Association grow and gain the exposure it deserves. I am looking forward to a fun and successful 2005!” 2005 Executive Committee Chairman of the Board – Maureen McQuade, Inn By The Sea, Cape Elizabeth President – Ron Churchill, Bear Springs Camp, Rome First Vice President – Bob Smith, Sebasco Harbor Resort, Sebasco Estates Second Vice President – Jack Donovan, Inn at Naples, Naples Treasurer – Sue Ferrell, Down East Village, Yarmouth At-Large Member – Fred Kilfoil, Millbrook Motel, Scarborough At-Large Member – Victoria Kurtz, Hampton Inn, Freeport At-Large Member – Scott Cowger, Maple Hill Farm B&B, Hallowell Senior Advisor – Gus Tillman, Holiday Inn By The Bay, Portland AH&LA Representative – Vern Cook, Best Western Senator Inn and Spa, Augusta “It is with great pleasure that we welcome back Ron and Maureen to their roles on the Board of our association,” said Greg Dugal, Executive Director, Maine Innkeepers Association. “They are both well respected in this industry and have such an interest in the mission we strive for.” “Again we are lucky to have such a talented and creative group of individuals on the Board of Directors and in the Executive officer positions, that work really hard to support, promote and represent us,” he continued. 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 800 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. ### Media: Photos available on request

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