Former Maine governor to head Chamber's charitable foundation

Prior to serving as the governor of Maine, McKernan also was a member of Congress, representing Maine’s first congressional district.

“It is a privilege to join the nation’s preeminent business organization that is fighting for jobs and leading the way on the critical need for improvement in education and workforce training,” McKernan said in a written statement.

The Chamber’s foundation features several programs, including ones that aim to help veterans find jobs, empower women in corporate leadership and improve effective job training systems.

“I know there is nothing more important to the next generation of American workers than ensuring they have the education and skills needed for the jobs that will allow them to succeed in the future,” he said.