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Karen Gordon Mills Appointed to Governor's Council

Story posted December 07, 2006

Karen Gordon Mills has been appointed chair of Governor John Baldacci's Council on Jobs, Innovation and the Economy. The council was formed by executive order and is charged with developing an action plan for implementing recommendations set forth in a report by the Brookings Institution.

The Brookings Institution is a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. Its report, "Charting Maine's Future: An Action Plan for Promoting Sustainable Prosperity and Quality Places," was released last month. It was commissioned by GrowSmart Maine, which lobbies for better land-use planning and against sprawl.

Mills chairs a bi-partisan group that includes Kevin Hancock of Hancock Lumber and a member of the Bowdoin class of 1988, Julia Brady of Via Group, a marketing and communications firm in Portland, John Oliver of L.L. Bean, Kevin Mahaney of Portland's Hilton Garden Inn, Miles Theeman of Affiliated Healthcare Systems in Bangor and Sarah Standiford of the Maine Women's Lobby.

Karen Gordon Mills is a founder and managing director of Solera Capital, a venture capital company based in New York.

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