Kate Bielinski – Sutherland Weston
Michelle Bonin – Osborne Media
Kalie Boulier – Machias Savings Bank
Jessica Cambridge – Wings for Children
Chris Cosenze – Coffee News
Renee Doble – City of Brewer
Kayla Dunn – Bangor Savings Bank
Travis Estes – Dennis Paper
Lisa Fournier – Maine Savings
Michael Grow – Maine Savings Bank
Jamie Haining – Katahdin Trust
Derek Hebert – University Credit Union
Kirsten Hibbard – Challenger Learning Center
Danielle Koncinsky – Bangor Payroll
Bowen Leary – Barresi Financial
Judy Long – Emera
Brandi Moore – Camden National Bank
David Noto – Darling’s
Lori Ouellette – Dennis Paper
Shane Perry – Northern Light
Evan Sperry – Certified Network Systems
Kelly Stacey – General Electric
James Strout – United Way of Eastern Maine
Sarah Trafton – Habitat for Humanity
Hannah Young – Bangor Public Library
BRLI is designed to give potential and emerging leaders the skills, knowledge, and ongoing support they need to succeed in the greater Bangor community. Classes begin in the fall of each year and run through spring in nine separate, day-long sessions. Each session takes place at a different location within the Bangor Region based on the day’s theme.
Themes include education, healthcare, energy, transportation, and more. BRLI curriculum includes a dynamic array of presenters chosen based on expertise, leadership capacity, community commitment, and communication skills. Throughout the class year, each BRLI class works closely with a local nonprofit to further develop the leadership skills fundamental to the BRLI experience.
Prior year’s nonprofit partners have included Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, Penobscot Theatre Company, Ronald McDonald House of Bangor, and, most recently, Robinson Ballet. The Class of 2020 nonprofit partner will be announced in September.
BRLI is a program of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please contact the Chamber at 207-947-0307.