The Aroostook Partnership is proud to announce and welcome Paul Towle as new CEO and President of the economic development organization.

Towle grew up in The County, graduated from the University of Maine and later worked and lived in the Boston and southern New Hampshire areas. After successful military and private sector careers, he and his family relocated back to Aroostook County and has spent the last 8 years as COO of the successful I Care Pharmacy in Fort Fairfield.

"The Search committee was looking for someone with a broad background and work history,” said AP Chairman Jason House. “We coveted someone with great interpersonal skills, a solid reputation and private sector work experience. We needed a critical and strategic thinker who already had or could build a strong network of key stakeholders to continue to move the Partnership forward. We were fortunate to find someone in Paul that possessed all those things.”

 

Vice-Chair Matt McHatten, who also served on the search committee, is also excited about Towle’s leadership as it relates to continuing the success of the collaborative efforts of the Aroostook Partnership.

Search committee member and public Vice-Chair Robert Clark said the Partnership is in good hands and remains a needed player in economic development in the region.

The economic vitality of The County has always been foremost on my mind so, when I learned of the leadership position becoming available with the Aroostook Partnership, I jumped at the opportunity,” said Towle. “By working and living away, I have developed a greater appreciation of all the advantages The County has to offer, and I am eager to use this as a foundation to promote the tremendous work and lifestyle opportunities inherent to our region.”

Towle resides in Presque Isle with his wife Jane, Broker/Owner of Remax County. He has played an active leadership role for the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle, including president for four years, where his efforts have helped secure long-term financial support as well as continued regional, national and international event hosting opportunities.  Towle also remains an active member of the Fort Fairfield Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus and Military Officers Association of America.

Towle’s first day as CEO/President was Sept. 24. He replaced Robert Dorsey, who retired in August, after almost seven years with the Partnership.

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