DANA CONNORS: President Maine State Chamber of Commerce

Dana Connors is the President of Maine State Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Connors began his career as the city manager of Presque Isle for 16 years, and then spent 11 years as commissioner of the Maine Department of Transportation. He has been president of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce since 1994.

A Maine native, Mr. Connors received a bachelor’s degree in public management from the University of Maine in 1965. He has been appointed by the Governor to serve on the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority and the State of Maine Governor’s Business Roundtable for Early Childhood Development. Other boards on which he currently serves include the Maine Economic Research Institute; Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership; and Maine & Company. Additionally, he has been a member of ReadyNation since 2009.

Founded in 1889, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce is Maine’s largest business association, serving as The Voice of Maine Business on behalf of thousands of employers of all sizes and sectors across the state. The Maine State Chamber focuses on three pillars – Advocacy, Access, and Awareness – to advance a positive business climate and secure a strong state economy in which Maine businesses can compete and succeed.

As the state’s most influential business advocate, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce works to ensure a business climate in which Maine State Chamber members, large and small, can compete successfully in the local, regional, national, and world marketplaces. The organization promotes a positive business climate in the state of Maine, by focusing on Advocacy, Access, and Awareness. As the state’s premier business advocacy organization, we work to empower the state’s business community to collaboratively advance a proactive agenda for economic growth and prosperity in Maine.