Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce Announces New Board Members

Kimberly Nadeau Lindlof, president and CEO of Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, has announced that the organization’s governing board of directors has three new board members for the coming year.

For 2022, Joy McKenna will continue to serve as board chairperson. Other changes in the slate of board officers include Michelle Joler-Labbe who will serve as first vice chair and Mike Guarino who will serve as second vice chair. Bruce Harrington continues as treasurer, Greg Zimba will serve as director-at-large, and Gary Levesque as past chair for the board.

New board members include Chuck Hays, Karen Normandin and Gary Poulin.

MaineGeneral Health President and CEO Chuck Hays has served in his position for 27 years. Born in Boston, MA, Chuck attended Newton North H.S. Upon graduation he received a BSME for Massachusetts Maritime Academy and an MBA from Thomas College.

Chuck currently serves on the boards of Alfond Youth & Community Center and Maine Dartmouth Family Practice as well as Kiwanis.

His prior service includes the boards of Waterville Opera House, KV Chamber, Healthy Communities of the Capital Area, TOGUS VA, Work Force Investment, United Way of Kennebec Valley, Augusta Board of Trade and Granite Hill Estates.

Chuck enjoys hunting and fishing and is proud to join the Chamber board as he believes it is critical to enhancing a positive business environment for our community, helping it to prosper.

Chuck resides in Manchester with his wife Maria. They have two children.


Serving as the Interim President of Kennebec Valley Community College since June 1, 2021, Karen Normandin has been with the College for 33 years. Karen has served in a variety of roles including adjunct faculty, director of a federally funded grant program (TRiO), Assistant Dean of Students and finally, the Dean of Student Affairs. Each of these roles has provided her with the opportunity to impact many student journeys.

Karen feels that her experience with workforce development and training will serve the area well as the Chamber continues to work with businesses to retain and train employees.

Having been born and raised in Portland, Maine has always had a very special place in her heart. She holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH; a master’s degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and is a Doctoral Candidate at Capella University.

Karen lives in Augusta with her husband of 41 years, Denis and has 2 children and a granddaughter.


Gary Poulin graduated from Lawrence High School and has completed numerous professional development courses. He is a Media Consultant for Mix Maine Media, where he has been employed for 7 years.

Gary formerly served on the Mid-Maine Chamber Board of Directors and currently serves on the Main Street Skowhegan Skijor Committee. He also chairs the Festival of Trees Committee for the Chamber and serves on the Taste of Waterville and Waterville Works promotion committee.

His past service includes positions with United Bikers of Maine, Waterville Opera House Board of Directors, Co-Chair of United Way of Mid-Maine campaign for small business, former Chair of Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce Taste of Waterville Committee, Waterville Main Street and Skowhegan Chamber of Commerce boards.

Gary believes in the purpose of the Chamber regarding growth and development of the region and looks forward to continuing to serve in a capacity that works to enhance the mid-Maine area as a whole.

Gary resides in Clinton with his wife, Jean. They have six children and ten grandchildren. His hobbies include golfing and ice fishing.


About Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce: It is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and advocating for business prosperity and regional economic improvement.  Its region includes the towns of Albion, Belgrade, Belgrade Lakes, Benton, Branch Mills, Burnham, China, Clinton, Fairfield, Hinckley, Norridgewock, Oakland, Rome, Shawmut, Sidney, South China, Thorndike, Unity, Vassalboro, Waterville, Weeks Mills and Winslow.  For more information on the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, including how to become a member, call (207) 873-3315 or visit www.midmainechamber.com.

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