Katie Shorey

Katie Shorey is Director of Engagement of Live + Work in Maine (LWM), and a proud boomerang. She returned to Maine after working in the political, nonprofit and consulting sectors in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA. Prior to LWM, Katie was the Business and Community Liaison for People’s United Bank and then worked at WEX on the New Business Ventures team.

Katie is active in economic development initiatives to help foster innovation and entrepreneurship. She serves as volunteer president of Startup Maine, a nonprofit that serves as a convener, educator, and catalyst of the Maine startup ecosystem. In addition to Startup Maine, she serves on the advisory board of Maine Accelerates Growth and is a board member of the Portland Community Chamber. In 2020 she was named to Mainebiz’s NEXT List, and in 2021 she was honored to receive PROPEL’s award for Maine Ambassador of the Year. Shorey attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY and Fryeburg Academy.