October 16, 2014
PORTLAND – The Maine Heritage Policy Center,
Maine’s preeminent free-market think tank,
announced today the election of Mrs. Jinger Duryea,
president, C.N. Brown Company to
Chair MHPC’s Board of Directors.
“Jinger will bring energy and enthusiasm to MHPC at a critical time for the state of Maine. Under her leadership, I am confident that MHPC will continue to grow and advocate fiercely for economic freedom,” said MHPC’s outgoing Chairman Peter Anania.
Anania served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from January of 2012 to October 14, 2014. Duryea joined MHPC’s Board of Directors in May 2007.
“MHPC could not have chosen a more capable Chair, in Jinger Duryea. She is a successful businesswoman, a strong leader, and an eloquent champion of free markets. Mrs. Duryea brings with her a wealth of experience and an intimate knowledge of policy that will be critical for us in leading the conservative movement in Maine,” said Chief Executive Officer Matthew Gagnon.
Duryea retired as the President of C.N. Brown Company, a South Paris, Maine-based family business that operates all Big Apple Stores and CN Brown Heating Oil locations throughout Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont. She has the distinction of having been the first female Chairman of the Maine Oil Dealers Association, and previously served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Convenience Stores.