Meet The People Who Keep The Mission Going Forward

Volunteer Leadership

BRLI Mission Statement: Educate, Challenge, Inspire, Engage, and Connect leaders for the future of the Bangor Region.

BRLI is a proud program of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce’s Community Council. Alumni are encouraged to stay actively involved. In fact, the program is led by a volunteer steering committee made up of alumni. This team works closely with BRLI’s program coordinator to help fulfill and grow its mission, maintain its finances, plan events, and develop the curriculum. Steering Committee members serve three-year terms.

The program has active subcommittees that work to carry out different projects, initiatives, and events. The subcommittees include Curriculum, Marketing, Alumni, Development, and Finance Committees. We’d love to see more alumni get involved. To learn more, please email Shelly Reilly, program coordinator, [email protected].

Steering Committee

  • Kelly Pearson, Chair

    Kelly is the Director of Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ program where she works with… Read More

  • Kristen Card, Vice Chair

    As a native of Wells, Maine, Kristen earned her undergraduate degree in English, with a minor in Political Philosophy, from… Read More

  • Jason Clay, Past Chair

    Jason is the Director of Marketing and IT for Governor’s Restaurant & Bakery, where he oversees the company’s menu development,… Read More

  • Kathleen Shane, Curriculum Co-Chair

    Kathleen is the newest member of the Epstein Commercial Real Estate team. She is coming from the automotive rental industry… Read More

  • Kimberly Stewart, Curriculum Co-Chair

    Born and raised in the Bangor Region, Kimberly Stewart earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of… Read More

  • Jeffrey M. Pangburn, Finance Chair

    Jeff is a 14-year commercial banking veteran with expertise in the agricultural & forestry industries as well as transportation, construction… Read More

  • Cassie Tenan, Marketing Chair

    Cassie Tenan is the Marketing Coordinator at Bangor Savings Bank. She is the lead graphic designer for the BSB Marketing… Read More

  • Michelle Austin

    Michelle is the Billing Supervisor at Versant Power, where she leads employees in both Bangor and Presque Isle.  She focuses… Read More

  • Travis Estes

    Travis was born and raised in Hermon, while spending two and a half years in Nashville, TN upon graduation from… Read More

  • Amy Jones

    Amy is a sole proprietor of her own business as a Licensed Soil Scientist and Site Evaluator.  She primarily designs… Read More

  • Nicole Kelley

    Nicole Kelley is the Campus Operations Director for Northeast Technical Institute (NTI). Before joining NTI in 2017 she spent more… Read More

  • Vanessa Madore

    Vanessa Madore is the President and Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Maine Savings Federal Credit Union, where she oversees the… Read More

  • Lindsay Ouelette

    Lindsay is a 2021 alumni of the Bangor Region Leadership Institute program. She is a content marketing manager for Links… Read More

  • Shane Tatro

    Shane is a graduate of the University of Maine in Augusta with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration –… Read More

  • Emily Tilton

    Emily was born and raised in Corinth, Maine before moving to Holden to attend John Bapst Memorial High School. She… Read More

  • Brianna Woodworth

    Brianna is a certified athletic trainer for Northern Light Health.  She has worked in high school, clinical, occupational, and recreational… Read More

  • Janelle Wuoristo

    A Maine native, Janelle has lived in Bangor for nearly 30 years and can’t imagine living anywhere else, her roots… Read More

  • Shelly Reilly, Program Coordinator

    A BRLI class of 2011 alum, Shelly joined the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce in 2015 as the Program Coordinator.