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2016 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient

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Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient Dana A. Saucier Sr.

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2016 Outstanding Alumni Dana A. Saucier Sr.

Dana A. Saucier Sr. graduated from the University of Maine at Fort Kent in 1968 and earned a bachelor of science degree.  Dana began his career as a high school teacher for a few years and then became an adult education director for M.S.A.D. #27.  He earned a full graduate fellowship from the state of Maine to complete a Master of Science at the University of Southern Maine and an advanced International executive education from the Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University. 

Dana entered the business world accumulating more than 35 years of domestics, and global business, as well as hands-on operating experience leading & managing businesses, and advising senior executives in developing strategies, transforming and growing companies across North America, Western and Eastern Europe, and Russia.  He worked for Great Northern Nekoosa Corporation in Millinocket, Maine, then joined the International Paper’s corporate headquarters in New York City, New York.  Dana then spent 28 years with (IP) before retiring in 2008 from the corporate executive staff. In that time, he acquired extensive procurement experience in energy (natural gas, electricity, coal and oil), and wood fiber.

Dana has served as vice president on the executive board of the Forest Resource Association, a national forest industry organization. He has been recognized by the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University for Substantial Contribution to their Industrial Studies Program.  

In 2008, Dana and his wife, Gloria, of 49 years, returned to their home in Eagle Lake. The couple have four children.

He served on the executive committee of Fort Kent’s 2011 World Cup Biathlon event and a past president of the UMFK Board of Visitors. 

Dana continues to be an advocate of higher education by serving on the University of Maine System, Process Organization Commission, which is appointed by Chancellor James Page. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Loring Development Authority, a Governor’s appointment, working to enhance economic development at the decommissioned Loring Air Force Base in northern Maine. He is an active member of the Fort Kent Lion’s Club.   

Currently, he is president and CEO of Pinnacle Management Consulting, LLC, a private consulting company assisting companies with their organization and change management initiatives.