Steve Weems, Board Member
Steve Weems currently serves as a Board Member on the SCF Board of Directors and has done so since March of 2010.
In 2008, Mr. Weems founded Polaris Associates and is now Managing Director. Polaris Associates is a consulting firm with expertise in project financing; business development and management; economic and community development; human and organizational development.
Prior to founding Polaris, Mr. Weems founded and served as Managing Director of CEI Capital Management LLC (CCML), a for-profit investment management subsidiary of Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI). Coastal Enterprises, Inc. was one of the original New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financial intermediaries which Mr. Weems built starting in 2003 into a leading national CDE. CCML has now received over $750 million of aggregate NMTC program authority and invested in projects from Hawaii to Maine.
Mr. Weems has undertaken other careers in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. These include, being President of Schiavi Leasing Corporation, a turnkey provider of commercial modular space; Executive Vice President & COO of Resource Conservation Services, an organic materials recycling company; Vice President of Corporate Lending for a subsidiary of the Bank of Boston; Co-founder and Executive Vice President of the Maine Development Foundation, a 501(c)(3) statewide economic development corporation; Founder and supervisor of a Division of Economic Planning & Analysis at the Maine State Planning Office.
Throughout his career, Mr. Weems has passionately worked for sustainable growth, consistent with true natural resource conservation, with a goal of helping both people and organizations realize their highest potential.
Mr. Weems is a United States Army veteran, having served as a Captain in the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict. He has served on many for-profit and non-profit boards and commissions, and is a previous municipal elected official. Currently he serves on the Board of Trustees of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA), responsible for the redevelopment of Naval Air Station Brunswick (Maine); and is a Trustee of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.