Maine Revised Statutes

§945-C. Board of directors and officers

The Board of Directors of the Maine International Trade Center, referred to in this chapter as the "board of directors," consists of 7 directors elected from the membership and 5 directors appointed by the Governor. Each director is entitled to one vote. Board members' terms must be staggered as determined in the bylaws of the center. [1995, c. 648, §5 (NEW).]

The state representative of the United States Department of Commerce and the state representative of the United States Small Business Administration may serve as nonvoting ex officio directors. [1995, c. 648, §5 (NEW).]

1. Elected directors.  The members shall elect 7 directors from among the center's dues-paying membership.
[ 1995, c. 648, §5 (NEW) .]
2. Governor-selected directors.  The Governor shall select 5 directors, one of whom must be the International Trade Director at the Department of Economic and Community Development. The other 4 directors must have international business or professional experience.
[ 1995, c. 648, §5 (NEW) .]
3. Chair; vice-chair; treasurer.  The board of directors shall elect the chair and the vice-chair of the board of directors and the treasurer of the center from among the directors.
[ 1995, c. 648, §5 (NEW) .]
4. President.  The International Trade Director at the Department of Economic and Community Development shall serve as the president of the center upon confirmation by a majority of the board of directors. Once every 2 years, the Governor shall submit the International Trade Director's name to the board of directors for reappointment. Reappointment is subject to confirmation by a majority of the board of directors.
[ 1995, c. 648, §5 (NEW) .]
5. Duties of president.  The president shall:
A. Serve as the liaison between the board of directors and the center; [1995, c. 648, §5 (NEW).]
B. Manage the center's programs and services; [1995, c. 648, §5 (NEW).]
C. Ensure that the center's programs reflect the policy and management decisions as described in the strategic plan for the State concerning international trade; [1995, c. 648, §5 (NEW).]
D. Coordinate all services to continually meet the needs of the center as described in the strategic plan for the State; [1995, c. 648, §5 (NEW).]
E. Play a leadership role in coordinating, facilitating and helping to prioritize both the short-term and long-term recommendations of this strategic plan; [1995, c. 648, §5 (NEW).]
F. Serve as the State's diplomat, providing leadership in the area of international trade and advocating within the State and abroad on behalf of the State's international trade community; and [1995, c. 648, §5 (NEW).]
G. Perform such other duties as the board considers appropriate. [1995, c. 648, §5 (NEW).]
[ 1995, c. 648, §5 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 648, §5 (NEW).