ROCKLAND – The Board of Directors of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce has appointed Gordon Page of Owls Head to the role of interim president and CEO, according to a news release.

This appointment follows the recent announcement from Chamber President and CEO Tom Peaco he will be leaving that post effective June 30 to become the president and CEO of the University of Maine Alumni Association.

Page will assume his part-time responsibilities immediately to provide some overlap before Peaco’s departure and will serve until a permanent replacement is selected and begins work. The Chamber board has formed a CEO Search Committee which is already actively at work and expects to formally post the position publicly soon, the release states.

Page has a long history of community leadership, and involvement with local Chambers. He is a past board member and board chair of the former Rockland-Thomaston Area Chamber of Commerce, and a past board member of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce.

He was honored by the Chamber in 2019 as Community Person Of The Year. Page currently serves as Chair of the Owls Head Select Board. Professionally, Page has held executive level positions in the media, hospitality/tourism, and transportation industries, and retired from his role as Executive Director of Rockland Main Street Inc. in 2020.

Page says he is enjoying retirement, and while he is honored to serve the Chamber in this interim role, he has no interest in returning to full time employment and will not be a candidate to be Peaco’s successor.