Adam Burk Joins Maine Development Foundation Team

HALLOWELL, Maine – December 3, 2019 –  Maine Development Foundation (MDF) is thrilled to announce that Adam Burk has joined our team as a Program Director. In this role, Burk will help design and execute the various functions of MDF’s Economic and Community Development team, which encompasses the Maine Downtown Center and the FOR/Maine (Forest Opportunity Roadmap) programs.

“With Adam’s diverse background and breadth of knowledge, he will be a true asset to the Economic & Community Development team at MDF,” says Rosie Vanadestine, Senior Team Leader of Economic and Community Development.  “We are excited to have Adam join the MDF team and look forward to utilizing his knowledge to benefit Maine and our local communities.”

Burk brings to MDF extensive experience with public engagement, design thinking, community visioning, leadership development, project management and building relationships. He has served  as Executive Director of Treehouse Institute, Chief Experience Officer at Adam Burk + Co, and was the lead consultant for the Katahdin Gazetteer, a regional vision and action plan. He is the producer of TEDxDirigo, which recently celebrated 10 years of ideas a worth spreading, and a role he will continue.

“It’s an exciting time at MDF,” says Burk. “I look forward to working and learning with my new colleagues as we work with people and communities across Maine to design a future where the state thrives economically, ecologically, and socially.”

Adam Burk began his work with MDF on November 12th and can be reached at