Erik Jorgensen of Portland has been elected to the board of directors of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers. Erik is senior director of Government Relations and Communications at the Maine State Housing Authority (MaineHousing). In that role, he serves both on the agency’s senior management team and as its primary legislative and congressional liaison. Prior to joining MaineHousing, he served eight years in the Maine House of Representatives, where he represented Portland and sat on the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee.

Erik has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit and foundation leadership. His other professional background includes service as the Administrative Trustee of the Morton-Kelly Trust and Executive Director of the Maine Humanities Council, Maine’s statewide affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

He holds a BA from Bowdoin College and an MPA from Harvard University.

“Erik will be a great addition to the MEREDA board. He has been active already on MEREDA’s Public Policy Committee, and we look forward to his participation now at the board level”, says Shelly R. Clark, Executive Director for MEREDA.

For further information, please contact MEREDA’s Executive Director, Shelly R. Clark at 207-874-0801 or visit www.dev.mereda.org.