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Cabinet Appointments

William Beardsley
Age: 67
Experience: President of Husson University in Bangor for 22 years. Candidate for Maine governor in 2010; Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development; professor; assistant to the president, Bangor Hydro

David Bernhardt
Age: 50
Experience: Director of engineering and operations, Maine Department of Transportation for which he has worked for 26 years.
Profile: DOT nominee never one to lean on his shovel

Stephen Bowen
Age: 41
Experience: Maine Heritage Policy Center; two-term member, Maine House of Representatives; high school teacher

Darryl Brown
Environmental Protection
Age: 66
Experience: Founder, Main-Land Development Consultants Inc.
Profile: Darryl Brown: Self-described conservationist draws bead on DEP 'attitude'

Philip Congdon
Economic and Community Development
Age: 69
Experience: Engineer, worked for Texas Instruments.
Profile: Commissioner values honesty, common sense

Maj. Gen. John Libby
Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management
Age: 66
Professional experience: Commissioner of Maine Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management; Maine Emergency Management Agency, Maine National Guard

Mary Mayhew
Health and Human Services
Age: 46
Professional experience: Vice president and lobbyist for the Maine Hospital Association
Profile: Health and Human Services gets a real fighter

John Morris
Public Safety
Age: 71
Professional experience: Director of Public Safety, Waterville; chief of police, Waterville, Raymond; U.S. naval captain
Profile: Safety chief seen as thoughtful, fair, forthright

Norman Olsen
Marine Resources
Age: 59
Experience: Diplomat, U.S. State Department; reporter; commercial fisherman

Joseph Ponte
Age: 64
Professional experience: Warden, privately owned prison in Nevada; corrections departments in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Idaho

Walter Whitcomb
Age: 58
Experience: Dairy farmer; six-term member of the Maine House of Representatives

Chandler Woodcock
Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Age: 61
Experience: Executive director, Maine Harness Horsemen's Association; 2006 GOP nominee, Maine governor; former state senator


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