John Butera has over 30 years of experience in helping businesses grow and prosper. His extensive background in economic development allows him to make communities a better place to live and work. John previously worked in the LePage administration, serving as the Governor’s Senior Economic Advisor and the Commissioner of the Department of Labor.
John has a strong desire to help grow Maine’s economy – one business and one community at a time. He is proud to have played a role in helping recruit some notable businesses to Maine, such as T-Mobile and Wayfair, and assisting existing Maine businesses grow and expand, such as The Jackson Lab and St. Croix Tissue.
John has a bachelor and master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with him family and following hockey, international soccer and The Who. Having completed more than a dozen marathons and climbed Mt. Whitney, John enjoys challenges and believes that success is a journey, not a destination. He resides in Waterville with his wife and son.