Search on for New President and CEO of Aroostook Partnership

Aroostook County — Due to retirement, the Aroostook Partnership (AP) is embarking on a search for its next President & CEO. This crucial role will play a pivotal part in advancing and ensuring the economic survival and growth of Aroostook County. As the President & CEO, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape the future of Aroostook County’s economy by implementing strategies, fostering collaborations, and driving positive change. With a strong focus on economic development, the President & CEO will work closely with industry leaders, community stakeholders, and legislators to create a thriving environment for businesses, attract and retain a talented workforce, and stimulate regional growth.

“We greatly appreciate Paul Towle’s efforts in building strong foundations and new initiatives since taking on the President & CEO role in 2018. Finding the right leader to help steer the economic future of Aroostook County is of paramount importance to us. We are excited to engage in the process of selecting a visionary President & CEO who will drive economic growth, foster collaboration, and make a positive impact in our region,” says Sam Collins, President of S.W. Collins Company and AP Board Chair. “We are committed to finding a dynamic individual who possesses the strategic thinking, leadership experience, and passion for economic development that will propel Aroostook County forward. Together, we will shape a thriving future for our community.”

“This investor-sponsored collaborative is unique in Maine, found only in Aroostook County, and the Partnership has become truly inspirational to nearly every other region of Maine,” says current President and CEO, Paul Towle.

If you would like to apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to

Are you a strategic thinker with a passion for economic development and making a positive impact in our region? The Board of Directors of Aroostook Partnership (AP) is seeking a dynamic leader to join our team as the President & CEO. As the President, you will play a vital role in advancing and ensuring the economic survival and growth of Aroostook County, Maine.

Required Position Competency & Skills:

● Business acumen from extensive business experience

● Strong strategic thinking abilities

● Excellent communication skills (oral, written, comfortable in media or legislative situations)

● Demonstrated leadership experience and confidence

● Motivator with a desire and passion for affecting change

● Educator with the ability to explain complex issues using everyday language


● Proven experience as a business leader or in economic development

● Strong understanding of the region’s economy and demographics

● Excellent networking and relationship-building skills

● Ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders

How to Apply:

If you are ready for a unique and challenging opportunity to lead economic development in Aroostook County, please submit your resume and a cover letter highlighting your qualifications and your interest in this position. Email your submission to the search committee via with the subject line “AP President & CEO Application.” The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All candidates will receive notification of the status of their application.