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Kevin Hancock

Kevin Hancock is CEO of one of the oldest companies in America. Hancock Lumber was established in Maine in 1848. Today the company grows trees, manufactures lumber for global distribution, and provides building materials and construction services for contractors. The company has 550 employees and is a seven-time recipient of the ‘Best Places to Work in Maine’ award. Kevin is the recipient of the Ed Muskie – Access to Justice Award, the Habitat for Humanity Spirit of Humanity Award, and the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award. In 2010, at the peak of the national housing and mortgage market collapse, Kevin acquired a rare neurological voice disorder called Spasmodic Dysphonia (SD). When his own voice became weakened he developed a new leadership style based on strengthening the voices of others. He is now a champion of a work culture where everyone leads and every voice is trusted, respected, and heard. Kevin is a frequent visitor to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. His first book, "Not for Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse," won three national book awards. His next book, "The Seventh Power: One CEO’S Journey into the Business of Shared Leadership," was released in early 2020. To learn more, visit

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