Michael Bourque

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Michael P. Bourque

President & CEO

Laureate 2020

Michael P. Bourque is President and CEO of The MEMIC Group, a leading workers’ compensation insurance carrier with nearly 500 employees in eight offices from Maine to Florida and licensed in 46 states. Mike assumed the position in September 2017 following for more than two decades with the company.
As Senior Vice President for External Affairs and corporate secretary for The MEMIC Group, Mike led the company’s corporate marketing programs, including its advertising and public relations, outbound communications, as well as its government and community relations efforts. He helped position the company as a recognized leader in workplace safety in the insurance industry.
Mike is a native of Maine and graduate of the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. He is Accredited in Public Relations (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America and is an accredited Workers’ Compensation Professional (WCP®) as recognized by AMCOMP. He is also a graduate of the Maine Development Foundation’s Leadership Maine program.
Before joining MEMIC, Mike was an editor for a trade association magazine based in Washington, DC. Previously, he was an award-winning journalist, working for daily newspapers in Maine and Alaska.
Mike serves on numerous boards and committees and has contributed his time and talent in numerous leaderships roles. Currently, he is a member of the board of directors of:
• Maine State Chamber of Commerce
• Maine Cancer Foundation
• United Way of Greater Portland.
He also was the chair of the 2016 United Way of Greater Portland Campaign Committee, which raised more than $8 million. He serves on the FocusMaine Steering Committee, the University of Maine’s Board of Visitors and the Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine (CMTM) Advisory Board.
He is a past chair of the board of directors of the CMTM, the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce and Southern Maine Community College Foundation. Previously, he served as president of the Maine Public Relations Council, and Youth and Family Outreach, a social service agency that provides high quality, low cost childcare.
In 2004, he was named winner of the Edward L. Bernays Award, the top honor from the Maine Public Relations Council for career achievement in public relations. He also has been honored with the Southern Maine Community Leadership Award by Day One, the Rudy Vallée Award from the University of Maine Alumni Association, the Business Leader Award from Crossroads, the Blood Service Award from the American Red Cross and the Baxter Legacy Award from the United Way of Greater Portland.
He is a proud supporter of the American Heart Association and has been an advocate for the training and use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), an AHA program sponsored in Maine by MEMIC.

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