BLUE HILL, Maine — The Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has announced that Johanna Barrett has been named to succeed Kurt Stoll as its executive director.
“Johanna was chosen from a strong list of applicants and she brings an outstanding perspective that can build off of the solid foundation created by Kurt. Her education and work experience give her an unusually deep understanding of Maine and its business environment. We believe that she will help our Peninsula members maximize their opportunities,” said President Scott Gray in a press release.
Johanna graduated from Tufts and expects to complete a double major Master’s degree from The University of Maine at Orono in May of 2014. Her majors are in Global Environmental Policy and Applied Economics. In addition to being a graduate teaching assistant, Johanna has been a researcher at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and was a Future Global Leaders Intern at The Maine International Trade Center. She also brings practical experience in many ways, having run her own small pottery business, managed at Whole Foods in Portland, taught, and performed as a book keeper for a small business. Her skills include grant writing and journalism.
Johanna will be introduced and welcomed at The Chamber’s Annual Meeting on March 27th. She will begin her work with the Chamber on July 1, 2014 and expects to reside in Brooksville.