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Martin’s Point Health Care welcomes new government affairs consultant

Posted Nov. 06, 2013, at 10:52 a.m.

 PORTLAND, Maine – Martin’s Point Health Care is pleased to announce that it has contracted with David H. Brenerman for state and municipal government affairs consulting services.

 As a major employer within Maine, as well as a large health care organization with both health plans and primary care practices, Martin’s Point looks forward to having strong partnerships with the communities it serves. Brenerman, with his long and impressive history in government relations, will help bring the voice of Martin’s Point to important state and local conversations.

“I am delighted to welcome David to Martin’s Point as our government affairs consultant,” said Dr. David Howes, Martin’s Point president and chief executive officer, in a press release. “It is exciting to have someone of his caliber representing us with state and municipal governments.  I know his years of knowledge and expertise will serve us well.”

Brenerman recently retired from UNUM after an outstanding 29 years, during which he held several government relations positions, most recently as Vice President of Government Affairs. Prior to joining UNUM, he served three terms in the Maine Legislature and three years on the Portland City Council, serving one term as Mayor of Portland.  He is now President of Brenerman Public Policy Consulting.

Brenerman will be working closely with Dr. David Howes as well as Jay Menario, Martin’s Point chief marketing officer, to identify the key state and municipal issues on which the organization wishes to actively participate.

“I am looking forward to this exciting opportunity to represent Martin’s Point in the public arena,” said Brenerman. “They are one of the leading health organizations in Maine, and it is important for them to have a voice in public policy discussions.”

Brenerman has been actively involved in the community, having held leadership roles with the Portland Public Library, Maine State Chamber of Commerce, and United Way, to name a few. He is currently involved in the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine (including chair of the 2013-2014 annual fund), United Way, Temple Beth El, and the North Deering Neighborhood Association. For many years, he has served as the Clark University Alumni Admissions Representative for Maine, as well as his Class Agent for the Clark Fund and Alumni-in-Residence volunteer. As Mayor of Portland, he helped found Portland’s Sister City Relationship with Shinagawa, Japan, and still serves on the board of the Friends of Shinagawa.

In addition to his undergraduate degree from Clark University in Worcester, Mass., Brenerman also received his Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Maine. He and his wife and daughter reside in Portland.

Martin’s Point Health Care is a progressive, not-for-profit health care organization committed to providing the best possible health care experience to its patients and members. The organization is comprised of a multi-specialty medical group with nine primary care health care centers and more than 70 health care providers in Maine and New Hampshire, accepting most major insurance plans. Martin’s Point also administers two health plans: Generations Advantage, the largest Medicare Advantage plan in Maine and the US Family Health Plan for military families and retirees throughout New England. For more information, visit www.MartinsPoint.org.

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