Eliot Cutler - founding chair of One Maine, Muskie School advisory board member, entrepreneur, and public servant - will talk about the challenges and opportunities that public servants and state and local governments will confront during the next two decades in Maine. We need to change Maine's equations. How do we make Maine younger, wealthier, more efficient, and more diverse?
The lecture, sponsored by the USM Muskie School of Public Service, is free and open to the public.
Eliot Cutler has forged a 40-year career marked by success in government service, law, and business. As an aide to Senator Edmund Muskie, he helped craft the Clean Air Act, the Water Pollution Control Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act. From 1977 to 1980, he served as Associate Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and was President Carter’s principal aide in the environmental, natural resources, and energy areas.
A graduate of Harvard College and Georgetown University Law Center, Cutler is Emeritus Trustee of the Thornburg Investment Trust, a family of publicly traded mutual funds. Cutler also was the first American member of the board of directors of the worldwide construction company Skanska AB and a director of the International Law Institute. He was an independent candidate for Maine governor in 2010, finishing second by a margin of 9,000 votes; his 36.3% of the votes was the highest percentage of any independent candidate for major office in the United States in 2010.