William J. Ryan, Jr.
William J. Ryan Jr. began his professional career as an attorney, practicing corporate law in Portland. He practiced law for four years before embarking on his career in the sports business at McDougall Sports Marketing. While at McDougall, Ryan primarily worked in sponsorship sales for NASCAR and Indy Car teams. Leveraging the knowledge of the auto racing business gained while at McDougall, he purchased Oxford Plains Speedway in 1998. Ryan was honored for his operation of the Speedway by industry group Racing Promotion Monthly three times, including being named the Northeast Region Promoter of the Year in 2008. He sold Oxford Plains Speedway in the fall of 2012. In 2007, Ryan was approached with the idea of bringing an NBA Development League team to Portland. He and his father, former TD Bank CEO William J. Ryan, Sr., formed a local ownership group made up of leaders from across Maine’s business community. After two years of work, the Maine Red Claws opened their inaugural season in the fall of 2009. Ryan is the Principal Owner and Chairman of the team. Ryan also has investments in real estate, restaurants and early stage technology companies. In addition to his business interests, Ryan has been involved with a number of non-profits. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Portland Museum of Art, the Portland Chamber of Commerce, and Thomas College.
William J. Ryan
The retired Chairman of the Board of TD Bank Inc., a leading banking and financial
services company headquartered in Portland, Maine, with banking operations across the Northeast
and Mid-Atlantic regions. One of the 20 largest commercial banking organizations in the United
States, TD Bank Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TD Bank Financial Group of Canada.
Prior to joining the Bank in 1989, Mr. Ryan served as President of the Bank of New England North in
Lowell, Massachusetts, and as Executive Vice President of Community Banking for the Bank of New
England in Boston. Earlier in his career, he was President of BNE Baystate, a commercial bank
subsidiary of the Bank of New England, and a Vice President of the Bank of New England. Mr. Ryan
began his banking career with Essexbank in Peabody, Massachusetts, where he held numerous senior
management positions of increasing responsibility.
Mr. Ryan serves as a Board Member of TD Bank Financial Group. Previously Mr. Ryan served as Group Head, U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking, Vice Chair of TD Bank Financial Group, and President and Chief Executive Officer of TD Banknorth Inc.
He is a Director of WellPoint, Inc. and of Unum Group, and also serves as an Emeriti Trustee of Colby College and the Libra Foundation. He is also on the Board of Advisors at the University of New England, and participates in various other civic and professional activities.
Mr. Ryan is a graduate of St. Francis College in New York and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University.
Mr. Ryan and his wife, Peg, have four children and make their home in Falmouth, Maine.
Michael E. Dubyak
Executive Chairman of WEX, Inc.(NYSE), an international provider of virtual, digital and physical corporate card solutions to fleet, on line travel and health care providers. Mike joined the company in 1986 and served as President and CEO from 1998 thru 2013. His strong community involvement has included being Chair of USM’s Board of Visitors, Chair of Educate Maine, Co Chairing the Center for Grieving Children’s Building Capital Campaign, Board Member of United Way and The Advisory Council of the Boston Federal Reserve Bank.
Owner of NEPW Logistics, Inc., a Maine-based network of warehouse and transportation companies providing logistics services to the New England forest products industry. Prior to returning to Maine in 1998, Drew was an investment banker with Gleacher & Co. and Morgan and Stanley, both of New York. Drew is originally from Newport, ME, is a graduate of Dartmouth College, and now resides in Cape Elizabeth with his wife Barbee and three children.
Founder & CEO of PowerPay, a Portland based provider of payment solutions to retailers nationwide, and a 2008 Inc 500 company. Attended Gorham High School and the University of Rhode Island. Previously active as a player, coach and GM with the New England and Eastern Football Leagues, as well as the Minor League Football System (MLFS) once affiliated with SportsChannel.
Margaret White is a real estate investor and developer. She and her late husband Stephen Griswold worked on development projects ranging from hospitality to health care, and she is part of the team developing and managing over $300m in mixed use real estate projects in Maine and New Hampshire, including Thompson’s Point in Portland, ME and North End Portsmouth in Portsmouth, NH. Margaret attended Freeport High School, Husson College, and the University of Southern Maine. She has served on the Boards of Trustees for North Yarmouth Academy and Breakwater School. She lives in Portland.
Barry Hobbins serves as the Public Advocate for the State of Maine having assumed the position in June of 2017. Since 1978 and prior to his current position with the State of Maine he was a practicing attorney in his hometown of Saco, Maine. Mr. Hobbins served numerous terms and in leadership roles in the Maine Legislative as both a State Senator and State Representative. A lifelong sports enthusiast, Hobbins played high school basketball at Thornton Academy and played college basketball for St. Michael’s College. He currently resides in Saco with his wife Donna and together they have three grown children.
Began his career in insurance following his graduation from Siena College. He first worked at The Travelers where he handled a number of executive assignments over more than two decades. In 1993, John moved to Maine accepting the position of President and CEO of the start-up company, MEMIC. Today, MEMIC insures approximately 65 percent of the commercial workers compensation market in Maine. In 2001, John led an expansion of the company beyond Maine’s borders. Today, The MEMIC Group holds more than a billion dollars in assets and is licensed across the country. The company maintains offices from Maine to Florida. John has been active in his industry serving on many boards, nationally and internationally. He is also has been a major supporter of nonprofit organizations in Maine, several of which have recognized his contributions to the community. Most notably, he was recognized by the Pine Tree Council of the Boy Scouts with the Distinguished Citizen Award, and by Junior Achievement of Maine as an inductee into the Maine Business Hall of Fame.
Rowland T. Moriarty
Rowland Moriarty is Chairman of Charles River Associates International (CRAI / NASDAQ), and Vice Chairman of Wright Express Corporation (WSX / NYSE). He also serves as a Director of Staples, Inc. (SPLS / NASDAQ – Founding Director) and Virtusa Corporation (VRTU – NASDAQ). Formerly, he served as a Director of the Trammell Crow Company (NYSE) and Capital American Ins. (NYSE). In addition to his public company Boards, he has served as a Director of twelve (12) privately held Companies.
From 1981 to 1992, Rowland Moriarty was a Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. During his eleven years on the faculty he taught a variety of marketing courses in both the Executive and M.B.A. programs.
Rowland Moriarty has authored or co-authored over forty publications on the subject of B2B marketing. Research on the issue of “Going to Market” resulted in the two best-selling Harvard Business Review articles, “Managing Hybrid Marketing Systems,” and “Automation to Boost Sales and Marketing.” His articles have been published in the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Marketing Research, the Sloan Management Review, and the Journal of Business Research. He has authored or co-authored three books on the subject of business-to-business marketing.
Rowland Moriarty received his Doctorate in Marketing from Harvard University in 1980. Prior to entering the Doctoral Program, he held a variety of marketing and sales management positions at Xerox Corporation and IBM Corporation. He also holds a M.B.A. in marketing from the Wharton School and a B.A. in biological sciences from Rutgers University.
Jed worked on Wall Street as an equity trader for 12 years before moving home to Maine in 2008. He founded TLT Capital, LLC a private equity and real estate investment fund in 2009. TLT’s small business investments include Red Mango Frozen Yogurt and Smoothies franchises and Old Nassau Imports. Jed is also a general partner with Thompson’s Point Development Company, Inc. the developer of 26 waterfront acres on Thompson’s Point in Portland. He attended Portland High School, Tufts University and the Washington College of Law, and currently resides in Falmouth with his wife Bonnie, and their 3 children.
Founder and president of NR&C Company, a Sausalito, CA based research firm. Ken is a graduate of Portland High School, Union College and the University of Tulsa School of Law. His favorite Celtic player is Brandon Bass. Ken currently resides in Mill, Valley, CA with his wife, Stacy, and their three children Zoe, Alexander and Max.
Ted Tye is Managing Partner of Newton, MA-based National Development and oversees the firm’s major real estate development projects. He has been involved in developing award-winning projects throughout New England for over 25 years. Prior to selling the team in 2009, he was co-founder and past chairman of the Worcester Tornadoes minor league baseball team (where he built a new 3000 seat baseball park for the team’s use at College of the Holy Cross). In that role, Ted helped to return professional baseball to the Worcester market after an absence of 71 years. Ted received his B.A. from Tufts and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is currently the chairman of the Tufts University Athletics Board of Advisors, serves on many non-profit boards and has been involved as a youth basketball coach/coordinator for more than 20 years.
Theodore V. West
He is the developer/owner of several real estate projects in the Portland Bayside Neighborhood, including the AAA Building, the Gorham Savings Bank Building and the recently completed Intermed/DrumondWoodsum Building on Marginal Way. In 2006 he was honored by the Downtown Portland Corporation with its Economic Development Achievement Award. He is President of Atlantic National Trust, a Texas based investment company.
Stephen M. Woods serves as President and CEO of Sumerian Sports & Entertainment and its parent organization, TideSmart Global. Headquartered on an 8-acre eco-friendly campus in Falmouth, TideSmart Global comprises an industry-leading group of six companies primarily focused on experiential marketing. TideSmart Global’s flagship agency, emg3, is widely recognized as one of the most successful marketing agencies in the country. Throughout his career, Woods has represented a variety of companies and more than 100 professional athletes as an executive in a sports management firm and former NBA & MLB player agent. In addition, he has served as the Tournament Director for many major ATP, AVP and other professional sporting events. Beyond his professional pursuits, Woods also spent a decade as an Adjunct Professor of Sports Business with academic affiliations at four major universities. Woods has also appeared frequently as a commentator/industry expert/guest for various media outlets (USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN, CNN, HBO, MSNBC) on the subject of sports business. Steve Woods, his wife and their three children, live in Yarmouth, where he has served his town’s government in a number of leadership roles over the years. He also currently serves on the Board of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine.