State Office Staff

Christine (Chris) Long, Administrative Manager

State Office / Advising Center at University of Southern Maine

Location: Portland

Email: clong@maine.edu

Phone: 207-780-4949

Maine SBDC Staff since 1989

Jobs/Roles: Manages the USM business advising center for Cumberland County including assessing client needs, prioritizing and organizing client workloads, client outreach and online client requests for assistance. Report writing, economic impact and client satisfaction surveys, special project work, web content development, marketing and branding, and special project grant activities.

Education: A.A. in Business Administration; B.S. in Education, University of Southern Maine. Certificate in Grant Writing and Project Management, University of Southern Maine.

Professional Background: Over 36 years working at the University of Southern Maine in grant-funded small business and early childhood education programs serving the State of Maine.