Beardsley to advise governor on natural resources

AUGUSTA — Governor Paul LePage has named Michael Beardsley senior policy advisor in the area of natural resources policy.

“I am pleased to welcome Mike to our team,” LePage said in a statement. “His work experience will be an asset to our efforts this session.”

A former Ellsworth resident, he worked at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and served on the board of the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA.

Prior to joining the Office of the Governor, Beardsley served from 2013 to 2018 as the national director of marketing and sales for Santee Risk Managers, which provides insurance products to logging contractors nationwide. He previously served as the executive director of the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine.

He has also held several positions in the fields of banking, insurance and financial services, including time with TIAA, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, MBNA and Chubb.

A graduate of Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a minor in history, Beardsley lives in North Monmouth with his wife. He is the son of former Husson University President Bill Beardsley of Ellsworth.

He began his new position on Jan. 16._

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