News Feature

Blue Hill
Originally published in Community News, February 20, 2014
Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce names executive director

The Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has named Johanna Barrett to succeed Kurt Stoll as its executive director, according to a news release from the chamber.

President Scott Gray said, “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.”

Barrett graduated from Tufts and expects to complete a double major master’s degree from The University of Maine, Orono in May. Her majors are in Global Environmental Policy and Applied Economics. In addition to being a graduate teaching assistant, she 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 bookkeeper for a small business. Her skills include grant writing and journalism.

Barrett will be introduced and welcomed at the chamber’s annual meeting on March 27. She will begin her work with the chamber on July 1 and expects to reside in Brooksville.