Katie Shorey is the Director of Engagement for Live + Work in Maine (LWM), and a proud boomerang. She returned to Maine in 2015 after working in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA. Prior to LWM, Katie was the business & 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 president of Startup Maine – a nonprofit that serves as a convener, educator and catalyst of the Maine startup ecosystem. In 2020 she was named to Mainebiz’s NEXT List for her work as an ecosystem builder. 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. She attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, and Fryeburg Academy.