Blaine Grimes, GMRI Chief Development Officer, has led the development and community relations department since 2005.
Blaine's primary responsibility is leading GMRI's strategic fundraising initiatives to ensure that GMRI has the resources in place to maximize its impact and achieve its ambitious program goals in the coming years. She is also responsible for GMRI's marketing and public relations efforts, as well as its burgeoning volunteer program. Blaine spends most of her time keeping in touch with the community that is so vital to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute's future.
Blaine came to GMRI with more than twenty years of business leadership and strategic marketing experience in a wide range of industries, with career concentration in the fields of healthcare and biotechnology. She has a lifetime interest in both science and technology, as well as a passion for the ocean and is delighted to feed those interests in service to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.
Blaine received her undergraduate BA from Amherst College and her M.B.A. with Distinction from Harvard University.
She has served on the board of the Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation and currently serves as vice president for the HBS Club of Maine.