William J. Ryan, Jr.
William J. Ryan Jr. began his professional career as an attorney, practicing corporate law in Portland. He practiced law for four years before embarking on his career in the sports business at McDougall Sports Marketing. While at McDougall, Ryan primarily worked in sponsorship sales for NASCAR and Indy Car teams. Leveraging the knowledge of the auto racing business gained while at McDougall, he purchased Oxford Plains Speedway in 1998. Ryan was honored for his operation of the Speedway by industry group Racing Promotion Monthly three times, including being named the Northeast Region Promoter of the Year in 2008. He sold Oxford Plains Speedway in the fall of 2012. In 2007, Ryan was approached with the idea of bringing an NBA Development League team to Portland. He and his father, former TD Bank CEO William J. Ryan, Sr., formed a local ownership group made up of leaders from across Maine’s business community. After two years of work, the Maine Red Claws opened their inaugural season in the fall of 2009. Ryan is the Principal Owner and Chairman of the team. Ryan also has investments in real estate, restaurants and early stage technology companies. In addition to his business interests, Ryan has been involved with a number of non-profits. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Portland Museum of Art, the Portland Chamber of Commerce, and Thomas College.
William J. Ryan
The retired Chairman of the Board of TD Bank Inc., a leading banking and financial services company headquartered in Portland, Maine, with banking operations across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. One of the 20 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States, TD Bank Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TD Bank Financial Group of Canada. Prior to joining the Bank in 1989, Mr. Ryan served as President of the Bank of New England North in Lowell, Massachusetts, and as Executive Vice President of Community Banking for the Bank of New England in Boston. Earlier in his career, he was President of BNE Baystate, a commercial bank subsidiary of the Bank of New England, and a Vice President of the Bank of New England. Mr. Ryan began his banking career with Essexbank in Peabody, Massachusetts, where he held numerous senior management positions of increasing responsibility. Mr. Ryan serves as a Board Member of TD Bank Financial Group. Previously Mr. Ryan served as Group Head, U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking, Vice Chair of TD Bank Financial Group, and President and Chief Executive Officer of TD Banknorth Inc. He is a Director of WellPoint, Inc. and of Unum Group, and also serves as an Emeriti Trustee of Colby College and the Libra Foundation. He is also on the Board of Advisors at the University of New England, and participates in various other civic and professional activities. Mr. Ryan is a graduate of St. Francis College in New York and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. Mr. Ryan and his wife, Peg, have four children and make their home in Falmouth, Maine.
Michael E. Dubyak
Executive Chairman of WEX, Inc. (NYSE), the leading provider of information and payment solutions to commercial and government fleets in North America. Dubyak joined the company in 1986 and became the company's CEO in 1998. He is a member of the University of Southern Maine Board of Visitors, a member of the board for the Portland United Way and serves on the Governor's Council on Competitiveness and the Economy and the Federal Reserve of Boston's New England Advisory Council.
Owner of NEPW Logistics, Inc., a Maine-based network of warehouse and transportation companies providing logistics services to the New England forest products industry. Prior to returning to Maine in 1998, Drew was an investment banker with Gleacher & Co. and Morgan and Stanley, both of New York. Drew is originally from Newport, ME, is a graduate of Dartmouth College, and now resides in Cape Elizabeth with his wife Barbee and three children.
Founder & CEO of PowerPay, a Portland based provider of payment solutions to retailers nationwide, and a 2008 Inc 500 company. Attended Gorham High School and the University of Rhode Island. Previously active as a player, coach and GM with the New England and Eastern Football Leagues, as well as the Minor League Football System (MLFS) once affiliated with SportsChannel.
Stephen L. Griswold - In Memoriam
He had extensive experience in real estate including the development and ownership of in excess of 1,000 dwelling units, nursing units in excess of 500 beds, several commercial buildings with bank and other appropriate long term tenancies. He developed and owned and operated the Sheraton Harbor side Portsmouth Hotel and the Auburn Hilton Garden Inn/RiverWatch among several hotel ventures. He was involved as an officer, trustee, or financial supporter in numerous civic cultural and professional organizations including Chairman of the Maine Development Foundation. Additionally, he owned and operated one of NASCAR's leading Busch East stock car programs. Originally from Litchford, CT, Steve attended Bates College.
A Saco Native serving in his third terms representing Senate District 5, which includes the communities of Buxton, Dayton, Old Orchard Beach, Saco and a part of Biddeford. He previously served six terms on the House of Representatives and an additional term as State Senator. Senator Hobbins is a practicing attorney and the founding member of a firm in Saco. A lifelong sports enthusiast, Hobbins played high school basketball at Thornton Academy and played college basketball for St. Michael's College. He lives in Saco with his wife Donna and their three children.
Began his career in insurance following his graduation from Siena College. He first worked at the Travelers in Hartford,Ct. where he handled a number of executive assignments over more than two decades with that company. In 1993, John moved to Maine accepting the position of President and CEO of MEMIC which now insures approximately 65% of the commercial workers compensation market in Maine. In 2001, he expanded the reach of this company with the creation of MEMIC Indemnity of New Hampshire which is licensed in 45 states and the combined entity is now the 5th largest workers compensation company in New England. John has been very active in his industry serving on many Boards, nationally and internationally, and also has been a major supporter of several not for profit organizations through Maine.
Rowland T. Moriarty
Rowland Moriarty is CRA International (CRAI / NASDAQ), and Vice Chairman of Wright Express Corporation (WSX / NYSE). He was Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School from 1981 to 1992. During his eleven years on the faculty he taught a variety of marketing courses in both the Executive and M.B.A. programs. His primary focus was B2B marketing. He also serves as a Director of Staples (SPLS / NASDAQ) and Virtusa Corporation (VRTU ï¿½ NASDAQ). Rowland Moriarty received his Doctorate in Business Administration from Harvard University in 1980. He also holds a M.B.A. in marketing from the Wharton School and a B.A. in biological sciences from Rutgers University.
A Partner with First New York Securities, a proprietary trading firm. He attended Portland High School, Tufts University and the Washington College of Law. Jed currently resides in Falmouth with his wife Bonnie, and three children, Jared, Jessica and Samantha.
Founder and president of NR&C Company, a Portland, Maine based research firm. Ken is a graduate of Portland High School, Union College and the University of Tulsa School of Law. His favorite Celtic player is Ray Allen. Ken currently resides in Falmouth with his wife, Stacy, and their two children Zoe and Alexander.
Managing Partner of National Development, a major real estate development firm based in Newton Massachusetts. He is also a founder of the Worcester Tornadoes minor league baseball franchise which plays in the CAN AM League. In that role, Tye helped to return professional baseball to the Worcester market after an absence of 71 years. Tye is a graduate of Tufts University and Harvard Business School and a long time basketball player, coach and fan.
Theodore V. West
He is the developer/owner of several real estate projects in the Portland Bayside Neighborhood, including the AAA Building, the Gorham Savings Bank Building and the recently completed Intermed/DrumondWoodsum Building on Marginal Way. In 2006 he was honored by the Downtown Portland Corporation with its Economic Development Achievement Award. He is President of Atlantic National Trust, a Texas based investment company.
Stephen M. Woods serves as President and CEO of Sumerian Sports & Entertainment and its parent organization, TideSmart Global. Headquartered on an 8-acre eco-friendly campus in Falmouth, TideSmart Global comprises an industry-leading group of six companies primarily focused on experiential marketing. TideSmart Globalï¿½s flagship agency, emg3, is widely recognized as one of the most successful marketing agencies in the country. Throughout his career, Woods has represented a variety of companies and more than 100 professional athletes as an executive in a sports management firm and former NBA & MLB player agent. In addition, he has served as the Tournament Director for many major ATP, AVP and other professional sporting events. Beyond his professional pursuits, Woods also spent a decade as an Adjunct Professor of Sports Business with academic affiliations at four major universities. Woods has also appeared frequently as a commentator/industry expert/guest for various media outlets (USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN, CNN, HBO, MSNBC) on the subject of sports business. Steve Woods is also a partner in The Forefront at Thompsonï¿½s Point project. Steve Woods, his wife and their three children, live in Yarmouth, where he has served his townï¿½s government in a number of leadership roles and he currently serves as the Chairman of the Yarmouth Town Council. He also serves on the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine.