Meet Our Team

Dr. Vicki Rusbult

Director of Re-Engineering the Region and Planning
vrusbult@emdc.org |  207.942.6389

Dr. Vicki Rusbult is the Director of Re-Engineering the Region & Planning at Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC), a private, non-profit organization designated as the economic development department serving four counties in Eastern Maine. Dr. Rusbult has over 37 years' experience in project and grants development and management in the fields of transportation, economic development, community planning, cancer research, primary care research, and healthcare. She has a Doctorate of Education/Educational Leadership from the University of New England (2016) and a Masters' in Public Administration from the University of Maine (2010).


Joshua McIntyre

Regional Economic Development Specialist
jmcintyre@emdc.org | 207.942.6389

Josh McIntyre is a Regional Economic Development Specialist for Eastern Maine Development Corporation. Through a collaboration with Our Katahdin and The Nature Conservancy, half of Josh's effort is committed to the Katahdin Region. He is a 10th-generation Mainer from Ellsworth who received his B.A. and MBA from Boston College and began his career working for U.S. Senator George Mitchell in Washington, D.C. He also spent time as a stock and bond analyst in New York and Boston, and most recently worked in the loan department of a New Jersey community development corporation before returning home to Maine.


Michael Ludwig

Economic Development Specialist
mludwig@emdc.org | 207.942.6389

Small businesses in our region have a commitment to the Maine way of life that makes this such a special place to live, work and play. They run the day-to-day operations, hire, train, pay the bills and set time aside to focus on markets, efficiencies and opportunities. Mike's role is to help them identify and prioritize their challenges, barriers and opportunities. He connects them with resources and encourages partnerships and collaborations to help them thrive, add meaningful jobs and strengthen our communities and our region. Mike also coordinates the EMDC Brownfields program. This program focuses on redeveloping vacant or abandoned properties that were previously built-on or have environmental contaminants. Common examples are service stations, dry cleaners and manufacturing facilities. This attracts new businesses and encourages existing businesses to stay and expand. The result is an increased property tax base, job creation and retention and further community development.