Maine Lobster Promotion Council names acting director

Dane Somers has resigned his post as executive director of the Maine Lobster Promotion Council (MLPC) and Marianne LaCroix has been appointed as acting executive director, according to the group's board of directors.

LaCroix will serve in the interim period until the Maine Legislature weighs a proposal that would create a new lobster marketing entity later this winter. LaCroix has served as director of marketing for the MLPC for the past six years.

Somers had served in the position for five years. “We appreciate the work Dane Somers has done for the Maine lobster industry and wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Emily Lane, MLPC chair. “The lobster industry in Maine is facing many challenges. The Maine Lobster Promotion Council is prepared to face these challenges and move forward with new leadership and positive energy.”


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