Board of Directors
Dottie Chalmers Cutter, VP of Operations, Chalmers Insurance Group
Lindsay Skilling, CEO, Gifford’s Ice Cream
Joseph A. Capozza III, President, Capozza Floor Covering Center
Joe is President and part of the 3rd generation now managing Capozza Floor Covering Center. He also oversees the operations of its Commercial Projects Division. Joe graduated in 2005 from Bryant University with a BS in Business Administration. From 2006-2009, he worked for Bentley Prince Street, a Commercial Carpet Manufacturer, as a Sales Representative in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. In 2009, he joined the family business as a Commercial Project Estimator & Project Manager, he was named Vice President in 2014 and President in 2022.
Jacques Santucci, President , Opus Consulting
Jacques Santucci is the President of Opus Consulting, a business performance management firm based in Portland, ME. He also serves as the President of Nucleus One Consulting, a division of Opus Consulting, specializing in the legal cannabis industry. Jacques’s expertise lies within business strategy and management, new business ventures, due diligence, accounting, process improvement, financial systems, planning and analysis, and creating strong relationships with financing partners and major vendors, all with a cross-functional approach to innovation and performance. Jacques brings years of leadership experience in the entertainment, tourism, financial services, and technology industries. Prior to founding Opus Consulting, Jacques worked at Ernst & Young and Universal Pictures in Paris, France as well as in charge of the US operation of an international yacht charter company and CFO of a Maine-based private lender. Jacques holds a degree from EDHEC School of Management in Lille, France with a concentration in Finance. He lives in Falmouth with his wife and two daughter. A music fan, he also enjoys spending time skiing or on his motorcycle.
Deirdre Wadsworth, President, Hardypond Construction
David Ciullo, CEO, CMA Career Management Associates
Reuben Bell, President, Blue Elephant Events and Catering
Joshua Ellis, Vice President, Clark Insurance
Shae-Li Fendler, Manager/Underwriting Analyst, MEMIC
Christopher Lynch, President, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty
Paula Mahony, Founder, Words@Work
Jeffrey Messer, President, Messer Truck Equipment
Shauna Miller, Vice President, TD Bank
Randy Richard, President, Richard Brothers Financial Advisors
Over the course of the past three decades, Randy has studied and applied the fine art of financial management to help families to create sound financial strategies to grow wealth and ensure financial security for current and future generations. As founder and president of Richard Brothers, he is passionate about managing the firm’s clientinvestments and portfolio allocations. Randy is an MBA graduate from Suffolk University and has more than 30 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry, including senior management positions. Randy is a General Securities Principal and Registered Representative with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, a former member of the Financial Planning Association as well as the Investment Management Consultants Association. He holds an insurance license in Maine and an Investment Advisory Representative license. Randy has been actively giving back through his involvement with Doctors Without Borders/MSF, The Home and several community non-profit organizations. He is a speaker and author of “Keeping Wealth in the Family.” In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, traveling, health & fitness, fly fishing and spending time with his family. He has a long history with the IFOB (over 15 years) when their company was nominated for the 2005 Gannett Family Business of the year award.
Christopher R. Smith, Partner, Verrill
Katie Rooks, Charitable and Community Relations Manager, M&T Bank
As Charitable and Community Relations manager, Katie works to support Maine organizations. Katie's previous job experience was a Relationship Manager Business Deposits at Northeast Bank and seventeen years in non-profit raising funds for the American Heart Association’s research, educational programs and advocacy. For hobbies and fun – reading, hiking, water activities plus alpine and Nordic skiing in the winter with her two boys and husband fill any remaining free time.
Lydia Swann, The Roux Institute at Northeastern University, Graduate Student
Linda Varrell, Founder, Broadreach Public Relations
Seth Webber, Principal, BerryDunn