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.

Paul Bortolan 

Vice President, Research & Development and Sustainability, Sappi North America

Monique Claverie 

Quality Manager, St. Croix Tissue

David Colter 

President, GAC Chemical Corporation

Dana Cook 

Vice President, Packaging Corporation of America

Beth Cormier 

Executive Consultant, Sappi North America

Mark Cross 

Principal, Naxos Consulting Group

Heather Dubois 

Senior Vice President, Corporate Accounts, Ecolab

Lois Forde-kohler 

Family Care Sustainability Director, Proctor & Gamble

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

Deece Hannigan 

Vice President, Paper Business, Sappi North America

Robert Harvey 

Director of Municipal Infrastructure, Haley Ward

Kelly Helein 

Vice President, Business Development, Pro-Con

Ray Heuchling 

President, The Heuchling Group, Inc.

Kenzie Karpinski 

UMaine Chemical Engineering Student

Mark Kowlzan 

CEO and Chairman, Packaging Corporation of America

Marco L'Italien 

Vice President of East Operations, BiOrigin

Brian C. Lambert 

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

Scott LeBeau 

Vice President — Mill Division, Graphic Packaging International LLC

Ken Liu 

Group Deputy Chairman and CEO, ND Paper

Chad Martin 

Vice President of Marketing, AstenJohnson

Craig Martin 

Vice President, Sales and Marketing, GAC Chemical Corporation

Andrea McGuire 

Vice President & Assistant Controller, Bar Harbor Bank and Trust

Keith Meyer 

Account Manager, Buckman

Laurence Mott 

Vice President, Technology and Innovation, Tetra Pak

Addie Nadeau 

Principal, Director, Business Development, Kean Project Engineering, Inc.

Justin Pelletier 

UMaine Chemical Engineering Student

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.

Balazs Tolnai 

Vice President, Research and Development, Kruger

Lori Tuttle 

Director Strategic Initiatives, WestRock

Stewart Van Horn 

VP, EHS, JD Irving, Ltd.

Scott Varney 

Vice President of Business Service, Voith Paper

Julie White 

Senior Director, Process Safety Excellence, Georgia-Pacific LLC

John Wolanski 

President, JL Group Inc.

Non-voting Members

Joan Ferrini-Mundy 

President, The University of Maine

Giovanna Guidoboni 

Dean, Maine College of Engineering and Computing, The University of Maine

Michael Michaud 

Trustee, The University of Maine System

Jon Pottle 

Attorney, Eaton Peabody

Peter Van Walsum 

Interim Chair, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, The University of Maine

UMaine Pulp + Paper Foundation


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