AUGUSTA, Maine — Maurice “Moe” Dube is stepping down as director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Maine district office, a position he’s held for nearly six years.
Dube is a Lewiston native and Bates College graduate who began his career in public service more than 40 years ago when he joined the U.S. Army. After the Army, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard and worked for the Internal Revenue Service and Maine Department of Labor before joining the SBA’s Maine office in 1987 as a liquidation loan officer.
He eventually was promoted to deputy district director of the Maine office before leaving the state for other posts. He was a SBA district director in St. Louis and Boston before returning to Maine to lead the state’s SBA office in July 2007, according to William Card, SBA’s spokesman in Maine.
As administrator of the SBA’s statewide operations, Dube has overseen the agency’s partners at the Maine Small Business Development Centers, Maine SCORE chapters, and the Women’s Business Center at Coastal Enterprises Inc.
Card said Dube indicated he’s retiring.
In a statement, Jeanne Hulit, acting SBA New England regional administrator, thanked Dube for his service.
“Moe has demonstrated a commitment to service that is truly unsurpassed. … Moe is a role model for us all,” Hulit said. “While Moe’s retirement is well-deserved, we will certainly miss his leadership, skills and personable style.”
Marilyn Geroux, who previously served as deputy district director of the SBA’s Maine office, will become Maine’s acting district director until a permanent selection is made.