Gray Harris is the senior vice president of food systems at Coastal Enterprises. She is responsible for the strategy, development and implementation of action-oriented business initiatives in the agriculture, food systems, and aquaculture and fisheries sectors. In her role, Ms. Harris assesses sector needs and identifies sources of specialized technical assistance and financing for start-up and expanding food businesses; this includes spearheading the development of funds for sector-specific lending and investing at CEI. In the past ten years she has led financing of over $30MM into food businesses, creating over 1,000 jobs and keeping 8,377 acres of farmland in working production. She participates on the boards of Wolfe’s Neck Center and the Maine Harvest Credit Union, and the Tech Board of the Maine Technology Institute. Ms. Harris holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.A. from the Muskie School of Public Service at USM.