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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
March 27, 2012
 
MEREDA Elects Rickmond McCarthy to Board of Directors
 
Rickmond McCarthy of Winslow has been elected to the board of directors of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers.  Founded in 1985, MEREDA promotes responsible development and ownership of real estate in Maine through legislative advocacy, educational programs and professional networking opportunities.   

In 1986, Rick became a litigation assistant working on complex litigation with Jenner and Block in Chicago and, in 1990, was hired as a litigation assistant with the McLane Law Firm in Portsmouth, NH. He became the Planning Coordinator for the Town of South Berwick in 1996 and in 1997 was hired as a Special Assistant to Senate President Mark Lawrence. He subsequently served in this same capacity for Senate President Michael Michaud, before becoming Michaud’s Chief of Staff. He then served as Chief of Staff to Senate President’s Beverly Daggett and Beth Edmonds. With 11 years in the Senate President’s Office, Rick knows the legislative process and the workings of state government. As a consultant with Eaton Peabody Consulting Group, Rick is recognized in the Statehouse as being a skilled consensus builder who is well versed on the major public policy issues of the day. His experience in state and federal budget and finance is particularly strong along with the topics of economic development and transportation.

Rick is a Director and Fundraising Chair for the Kennebec Messalonskee Trails, which builds and maintains recreational trails in the Waterville/Winslow area. He and his wife Michele own and operate Ledgewood Farm, a small boarding stable in Winslow.

According to Shelly R. Clark, Business & Operations Manager of MEREDA, "Eaton Peabody has been a longtime supporter of MEREDA and we are excited to work with Rick at both the board level and as a participant on our Legislative Affairs Committee.”

For further information, please feel free to contact Shelly R. Clark at 207-874-0801.
 
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