Members

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Director - Richard Rosen
Richard Rosen is the former chairman of the Appropriations Committee in the 125th Legislature. He served Senate District 31 as its Senator for four terms and a member of the Maine House of Representatives for 3 terms. Rosen is a Maine native and graduate of The University of Maine. In the fall of 2012, he was honored by the Maine Freedom of Information Coalition, which presented him with their prestigious Sunshine Award. Rosen was also named the Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine Outstanding Legislative Advocate of The Year, named a Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow and Maine’s Merchant of The Year.


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Deputy Director - William Schneider
The Hon. William Schneider previously served as Maine’s Attorney General. He is a graduate of West Point and a retired U.S. Army officer and Green Beret.  After graduating from the University of Maine School of Law, he worked as a Maine Assistant Attorney General and then as the anti-terrorism prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine.  He also served two terms in the Maine House of Representatives.

 

State Economist - Amanda Rector
Amanda conducts ongoing analysis of Maine's economy to inform planning and policy decisions, including performing special research projects undertaken with and for the Governor's office, the Legislature and other state agencies. She also serves as the Governor's liaison to the U. S. Census Bureau, is a member of the Revenue Forecasting Committee, and supports the director of the Office of Policy and Management on economic and tax policy issues affecting Maine. Amanda has a BA in Economics from Wellesley College and a Master's degree in Public Policy from the Muskie School of Public Service. She is originally from mid-coast Maine and now lives in Union.