Our Leadership

Meet the team behind the organization’s success. 

Carrie Enos


Meet Carrie

Carrie Enos is a strategic problem solver driven by a passion to make a positive impact. A leader by example, her open mind and a positive outlook inspires all those around her. Respected as an experienced voice within the pulp and paper industry, a nurturing and supportive resource to her students and champion of tomorrow’s leaders, Carrie’s vocation is to make a difference.

Carrie joined The University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation in 2014 as President. A 1999 graduate of the program and 4-year Pulp and Paper Scholarship recipient herself, she knew first-hand the value the foundation provides students, employers and the industry. Although her responsibilities include fundraising and financials, student recruiting, and advising the University on curriculum, she is probably best known for her dedication to mentoring and guiding students so they are successfully prepared for their future careers.

Her ability to lead the partnership between students, the University, the pulp and paper industry, and donors, helped increase the number of recruiting employers from 12 to 30 in over 40 locations nationwide, as well as see a $200,000 increase in award money for scholarships.

Previously, Carrie held the title of Finished Products Business Unit Manager at Verso Paper. There she led 350-plus employees in multiple departments, uniquely positioning her to be able to successfully match students and employers in her current role.

Carrie holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine as a graduate of the UMaine Pulp and Paper Foundation and the Honors College. A member of Tau Beta Pi, she graduated cum laude with highest honors distinction. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (Tappi).

Jennifer Ireland

Program Director

Meet Jennifer

Jennifer Ireland is an experienced project manager and exceptional communicator. Armed with a passion for detail she intuitively sees opportunities where processes can be improved and inspires others to action.

As Program Director for The University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation, Jennifer executes the Co-op program, Consider Engineering summer program, facilitates scholarship application processes and co-chairs the organization’s biggest networking event, Paper Days. She is also an excellent resource in connecting employers with students. Most importantly is her unwavering support and guidance of the students and graduates of the program, helping them to navigate and balance academics and student life.

Prior to her role as program manager, Jennifer was Senior Environmental Engineer at Verso where she worked to improve production processes while reducing the environmental footprint at the mill level and in building strong relationships with the EPA and Maine DEP. She also worked as part of the company’s Corporate Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability Group (EHS&S) managing and analyzing environmental information for multiple production sites. Over the course of her career, she has worked in all aspects of the paper industry. This varied experience coupled with her familiarity as a graduate of the Pulp and Paper Foundation allows her to effectively mentor and guide current engineering students in their educational and career pathways.

Jennifer graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine magna cum laude as a four-year UMaine Pulp and Paper Foundation Scholarship recipient and member of both Tau Beta Pi and Phi Kappa Phi. She is also an active school volunteer, including serving as past president of the PTO and holding Committee chair positions in both Athletics Boosters and Project Graduation.

The board members responsible for guiding and leading our organization.

Monique Claverie 

Quality Manager, St Croix Tissue, Inc.

David Colter 

President/CEO, GAC Chemical Corporation

Dana Cook 

Packaging Corporation of America

Beth Cormier 

Vice President – R&D and Sustainability, Sappi North America

Mark Cross 

Principal, Naxos Consulting Group

Michael Doss 

CEO, Graphic Packaging

Heather Dubois 

VP & GM, Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company

Rick Fortier 

Director, Thru Air Drying, Valmet

Chris Francis 

Area Operations Manager, Sappi North America

Barbara Kerr Hamilton 

Senior Director, Process Technology, Packaging Corporation of America

Jeffrey A. Hamilton 

Principal, J A Hamilton Consulting, LLC

Caroline Hammond 

Student Representative Class of 2024, UMaine

Deece Hannigan 

Vice President Graphics, Packaging and Specialties, Sappi North America

Robert Harvey 

Chief Operating Officer, Twin Rivers Paper Company

Kelly Helein 

VP, Strategic Accounts, Footprint

Ray Heuchling 

President, The Heuchling Group

Eliza Hosford 

Process Engineer, IDEXX

Mark Kowlzan 

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Packaging Corporation of America

Marco L'Italien 

Vice President of Engineering, CleanFiber

Brian C. Lambert 

Sr. Corporate Account Manager, Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company

Scott LeBeau 

Vice President — Recycled Mills Division, Graphic Packaging

Ken Liu 

Chief Executive Officer, ND Paper

Sarah Loner 

Key Account Manager, Solenis

Chad Martin 

Regional Business Leader, AstenJohnson

Craig Martin 

VP of Sales & Marketing, GAC Chemical Corporation

Dan McNally 

Chief Procurement Officer, WestRock

Keith Meyer 

Account Manager, Buckman

Addie Nadeau 

Sr Manager, Business Development, Savage Services

Fritz Paulsen 

Manager, R&D, WestRock

Justin Pelletier 

Student Representative Class of 2025, UMaine

Marty Richard 

VP, US East Operations, IGIC

Mike Ruhle 

Vice President, Industrial, NECI

David Shelmidine 

Manufacturing Excellence Manager, Sylvamo

Tracy Smith 

Chief Financial Officer, Haley Ward, Inc.

Sierra Thibodeau 

Process Engineer, Sappi North America

Lori Tuttle 

Enterprise Solutions Master Black Belt, WestRock

Stewart Van Horn 

VP, EHS, JD Irving, Ltd.

John Wolanski 

President, JL Group Inc.

Stacey Young 

VP of Member Services, University Credit Union

Non-voting Members

Dana Humphrey, Ph.D., P.E. 

Dean, College of Engineering, UMaine

Michael Michaud 

Trustee, The University of Maine System

Hemant Pendse 

Chair, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Department, UMaine

Jon Pottle 

Attorney, Eaton Peabody

UMaine Pulp + Paper Foundation


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