Keith Herrick has served as a government affairs specialist for more than 10 years. Prior to joining Dirigo, Keith was a Sr. Government Affairs specialist with Maine Street Solutions the lobbying arm of Verrill Dana and held various positions in Republican politics, including legislative aide to the Senate Republicans, Political Director for the Maine Senate Republican Majority PAC, and campaign manager for the Courtney for Congress campaign. Most recently, Keith served as a senior campaign advisor to the Mason for Governor campaign. In addition, Keith has served as a political advisor to various state legislative campaigns, congressional campaigns, political action committees.
At Dirigo, Keith utilizes his vast experience to lead our grassroots and grasstops advocacy, coalition building, public affairs, data collection, and social media ad campaigns as well as designing and implementing our lobbying efforts.
At the State House, Keith focuses on the workforce development, telecommunications, the medical and recreational marijuana industry, healthcare policy, beverage container recycling, education and the budget process to include state bondingefforts.
In his spare time, Keith serves as a Munitions’ Specialist in the Maine Air National Guard in Bangor. Over his twelve-career, Keith has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal twice and was honored as the 439th Airlift Wing’s Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter in 2012.
In addition, Keith is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and often volunteers in his community as a coach for youth and high school basketball.
Keith grew up in Windham, Maine, and he currently resides in Gardiner with his wife, Leslie, and his son, Maddox.