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Meet Dan Reardon

Dan Reardon is a business executive whose work experience includes roles as President of G.H.Bass and Company, General Manager of the Enterprise division of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Chief Executive officer of H.P. Fairfield, Inc. and as a Consultant to L. L. Bean with primary responsibility for the Retail store expansion program. Mr. Reardon has also served as a consultant to the Muskie Institute, where he was responsible for evaluating and streamlining the distribution of child welfare services provided by various state agencies and as Executive Director of Stone Soup foods, a Social Enterprise in the Portland Public Market.

Over the past 20 years his work has been closely identified with the issues of kids -at- risk throughout Maine. He began his work at the Youth Alternatives Emergency Shelter as a volunteer and worked diligently to foster For-Profit/Not-For-Profit partnerships at a time when few existed. In June 2000, the emergency shelter where he began his work was renamed Reardon's Place in his honor. His focus over the years has been on meeting kids' basic needs; food, clothing and shelter. He has vigorously supported agencies throughout the State, including Halycion House, The Hinckley School, New Beginnings, The Boys and Girls Opportunity Farm, Youth Alternatives Inc., Judge Baker Childrens' program, the YWCA Teen parent program and the Lighthouse Shelter. For the past 10 years Dan has very involved in the Long Creek Youth Development Center, formerly the Maine Youth Center, where he has been part of the transition of the facility from a youth corrections facility to a rehabilitation center.

He served as the Chairman of the Board of Visitors at Long Creek. Mr. Reardon was the first chairman of the then newly-created State Commission for Community Service, and served on the first public board of the Baxter School for the Deaf. He also served as the President of the board for the Mission Possible Teen Center and on the Advisory Board of the Four Square Foundation. Currently he serves on the President's Council of Youth Alternatives Inc., The Board of Portland West Community Development Center, Salvation Army Advisor Board, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and the Good Shepherd Food-Bank. He served on the Transition advisory Board for Corrections, Justice and the Law for the Baldacci Administration's first term in office.

Among the many honors he has received are the Maine Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2007 Child Advocacy Award, the Salvation Army's "Others" award in 2006, the Mary Rines Thompson Award in 2001 and The Jefferson award in 1993.