Maine Connectivity Authority

May 5, 2022

Stephenie MacLagan Named Broadband Impact Director at Maine Connectivity Authority

MacLagan brings more than a decade of experience as a leader in sustainable community infrastructure projects in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

Augusta, Maine - The Maine Connectivity Authority (MCA) — the quasi-governmental agency charged with achieving universal access of affordable high-speed broadband for the state, has named Stephenie MacLagan as its new Broadband Impact Director. MacLagan will start in the position on May 16. As a key member of the new organization’s fast-growing team, MacLagan will provide leadership and oversight of the agency’s broadband infrastructure impact and work with team members responsible for grants management, funding compliance, and data analysis.

“We are thrilled to add Stephenie to the team,” said Andrew Butcher, MCA president. “Her experience and ability to quantify the impact of broadband through data-driven programs is invaluable and a crucial part of our strategy to invest federal recovery funds to ensure affordable, reliable internet service for everyone.”

As Assistant Director of the ConnectMaine Authority, MacLagan facilitated broadband mapping and infrastructure deployment efforts, administered grants, and helped Maine communities strategize solutions.
Prior to ConnectMaine, she worked with a team at the Island Institute to establish its community broadband program. In both positions, she leveraged the skills acquired from working many years at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, where she collaborated with local governments on policy and economic issues. MacLagan has a BS in Environmental Policy from Unity College and an MS in Resource Economics and Policy from the University of Maine. Given Stephenie's work in her prior positions, she is a natural fit for enabling the Connectivity Authority to accelerate impact,” Butcher said.

“I'm excited to join the Maine Connectivity Authority, connect local governments with industry partners, and plan and deploy infrastructure projects,” said MacLagan. "For the past seven years, I’ve been working to bring universal broadband to the entire state, and I'm honored to have the opportunity to work with the MCA as we move forward."

MacLagan has lived in the Bangor region for the past 12 years, where she proudly manages more than 2,000 square feet of fruit and vegetable gardens that generate enough produce to support up to five food-insecure families during the growing season.

The MCA currently has three new open positions, including communications director, operations manager, and data and analysis impact specialist. More positions will be posted in the coming weeks. More information and job descriptions are available at MaineConnectivity.org.

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For more information, please contact: Andrew Butcher - abutcher@maineconnectivity.org.