Jill Harlow joined GMRI in 2003 and currently serves as the organizations Advancement Strategist. She works closely with the President, Director of Development, and program staff to articulate the outcomes of GMRIs Science, Education, and Community programs and to identify opportunities for individuals, corporations, and foundations to invest the organization's vision. Much of her work is done behind the scenes, including proposal writing, prospect research, and fundraising strategy.
Jill is a place-based person, with a deep affinity for both Maines natural resources and traditional industries. She brings to GMRI a strong sense for the unique characteristics and personalities that have historically defined Maines communities and excitement about the states potential leverage its connection to the sea in new ways in the 21st century.
While Jill considers herself first and foremost a writer, she has broad range of experience in fundraising, public relations, marketing and graphic design. She has put these skills to work for such organizations as Good Will-Hinckley, Dyer Associates, and Machias Savings Bank. She has also worked as a technician at the Mount Desert Biological Laboratory.
Jill is a Colby graduate and an alumni of the Williams Mystic Maritime Studies Program and the Salt Center for Documentary Field Studies.