Joshua Broder, CEO of Tilson, was named a 2017 “Top Young Professional” by Engineering News-Record, a national magazine of record for commercial construction and engineering stakeholders.
Broder was recognized for his role in numerous broadband infrastructure initiatives, including: the Three Ring Binder Project and the deployment of ultra-fast LTE cellular systems for several carriers.

Robin Alden, executive director of the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, was recognized as a “Hero of the Seas” award winner, one of the Peter Benchley Ocean Awards.
Alden was recognized for her career working at the grassroots, engaging fishermen’s knowledge and participation to build sustainable, healthy coastal fisheries and fishing communities.

Matthew Bell, co-founder, owner and operator of Northeast Pellets LLC was recently named to the National Small Business Association Leadership Council.
Bell, a recognized leader in the small-business community, joins the council alongside other small-business advocates from across the country as they work to promote the interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, D.C.

Thomas Downs, chief meteorologist in the bureau of air quality at Maine DEP, has received the EPA Environmental Merit Award.
He was recognized for his outstanding contributions and continued efforts to address the implementation of significant local, regional, and national ambient air quality programs.


Todd Keiller

The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development announced the appointment of two new members to its board of directors. The new members are Todd Keiller, director, intellectual property and innovation, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; and Brian Whitney, president, Maine Technology Institute.
Keiller brings 30 years of experience in licensing, business development and marketing. He has managed the technology transfer affairs at Maine Medical Center for the last 13 years and the same for the University of New England for the last eight years.


Brian Whitney

Whitney is president of the Maine Technology Institute. He brings extensive experience in economic development.




Greg Boyd was elected to the board of directors for the Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
Boyd is president and chief executive officer of Alternative Manufacturing, Inc. in Winthrop.
An active Rotarian, Boyd serves on the Kennebec Valley United Way Board and the Central/Western Workforce Development Board.

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