Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future
Hannah Pingree is the Director of Maine’s Office of Innovation and the Future. Appointed by Gov. Janet Mills at the start of 2019, this office will lead the charge in charting our state’s path forward on critical issues like health care, workforce development, and climate change. Hannah previously served as Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives from 2008 to 2010 (youngest woman ever elected both majority leader of the Maine House of Representatives and speaker of the House at ages 30 and 32!) and also served as the House Majority Leader, Chair of the Committee on Health and Human Services, and a member of the Appropriations Committee. Pingree has also managed several family small businesses, including a farm, restaurant and inn; led several education and housing campaigns in her community; managed the development and implementation of rural housing, energy efficiency, and eldercare projects for a small local coalition of non-profits; chairs the MSAD #7 school board; and serves or has served on several state and local community and non-profit boards. She earned a degree in political science from Brown University and lives in North Haven with her husband and two children.