Erika Gabrielsen Neumann

Erika Gabrielsen Neumann is the assistant dean of the Maine Business School and Graduate School of Business and is based in Portland, Maine. She leads the multidisciplinary collaboration across the University of Maine System to offer world-class undergraduate to graduate level business education.

Gabrielsen Neumann has unique multi-sector expertise, having held leadership positions in the private sector, government, academia, philanthropy, and nonprofits. She has served on various Maine-based Covid-19 task forces, including a statewide initiative to increase vaccine equity. For more than a decade, she worked in technology and biotech in the San Francisco Bay Area. She served as a director with global communications agency Ketchum where she led the San Francisco Corporate Practice, co-founding Ketchum Corporate Social Responsibility. At global biotech firm Genentech, Gabrielsen Neumann led the creation of the Genentech Foundation and was the first executive director. Early in her career, she served as chief of staff to a political science think tank based at Rutgers University after working on Capitol Hill for U.S. Senator Bill Bradley (D-NJ) as deputy press secretary.  

She is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service where she majored in Humanities in International Affairs. Gabrielsen Neumann is a past board member for Conscious Capitalism of Portland, Maine; a member of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance; and co-founder of the Infinite Kindness Project, a national model for post-pandemic recovery and wellness.