ROCKLAND —The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce has officially launched its search for the next President/CEO of the state’s fourth largest Chamber.

“We’re looking for a visionary self-starter who can lead the organization’s programs and strategies to drive economic growth in the Penobscot Bay region,” said Search Committee Co-Chair Jake Miller. “She or he will become the lead spokesperson for the business community, a strong advocate for tourism and other economic drivers of growth in the region, and a high-profile leader in the community at large.”

Search Committee Co-Chair Diane Lebson, said, “The Chamber and the Midcoast region are coming out of the pandemic on very solid footing, which positions our community as a great place to launch and grow businesses. As the Chamber enters this next phase of our trajectory, we are seeking a visionary leader who can advance our members’ interests while serving as a trusted resource for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and other commercial ventures.”

The Chamber’s Search Committee includes Co-Chair Diane Lebson, CEO and co-founder, Evergreen Philanthropic Solutions; Co-Chair Jake Miller, vice president and senior business development officer, First National Bank; Sandy Cox, designated broker, The New England Real Estate Co.; Jeff Hamilton, president, J. A. Hamilton Consulting, LLC; Jodie Heal, president, Heal Accounting; John Viehman, president, United Midcoast Charities

The Committee has reached out to a wide array of networks to seek candidates, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Northern New England Chapter, Live + Work in Maine, Maine Association of Nonprofits, and the National Association of Chamber of Chamber Executives. For a complete job description, go to:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and any supporting materials to by July 29. The cover letter should succinctly state why the candidate is interested in leading the Chamber during this dynamic time. Candidates failing to provide this requested information will not be considered.