FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact information: Rauni Kew 207.602.8500 Greg Dugal Maine Innkeepers Association 207.865.6100 THE MAINE INNKEEPER’S ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ITS 2012 OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Freeport Maine. November 16 2011…..The Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA) is pleased to announce that Jim Ostrowski of the Inns at Blackberry Commons in Camden has been elected President by the MEIA Board of Directors for his first term and that Woody Woodward of the Highland Lake Resort in Bridgton will serve as Chairman of the Board for 2012. Jim Ostrowski has served on the Board since 2003 and Woody Woodward was President of the MEIA Board in 2010 and 2011. A return member to the 2011 Executive Committee is Scott Cowger At-Large Member. Scott is one of the proud owners of Maple Hill Farm B&B Inn and Conference Center in Hallowell. Scott is no stranger to public service having served in the Maine State Legislature for 10 years from 1996 until 2006. 2011 Executive Committee Chairman of the Board – Woody Woodward Highland Lake Resort Bridgton President – Jim Ostrowski Inns at Blackberry Common Camden First Vice President – Jeanne Carpentier Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Freeport Second Vice President – Jean Ginn Marvin Nonantum Resort Kennebunkport 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 – Scott Cowger Maple Hill Farm B&B Inn Hallowell 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