Margaret A. (Meg) Weston, a long time Maine resident and respected leader in higher education, business and consulting in international imaging, was appointed President of Maine Media Workshops + College in February, 2012. Prior to this, Meg served as Vice President for University Advancement at the University of Southern Maine and as President and CEO of the University of Southern Maine Foundation. Meg has an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University with an interdisciplinary emphasis on creative non-fiction and photography. She has taught digital imaging at the University of Southern Maine and workshops in Creativity at the Gestalt International Study Center in Wellfleet, Mass.
Meg brings over 25 years of leadership experience in imaging and communications businesses, including as president of the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram and as president and COO of the U.S. photofinishing operations of Konica Corporation. As president and CEO of PrintLife, an Israeli digital imaging company, she introduced photobooks in the U.S. and Japanese markets in 2000-2001. For eight years, she operated f22 Consulting, Inc., a successful consulting practice focused on helping mature companies make the transition to new global opportunities in consumer digital imaging. Her f22 client list included many digital imaging start-up companies as well as Kodak, Hewlett Packard, and Fuji.
Meg also has a wealth of experience in higher education. She served as Chair of a legislative commission on higher education governance and for ten years on the Board of Trustees of the University of Maine System, including two years as Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Meg commented on her new role as President: “Maine Media is a gem in Maine with a national and international reputation for providing quality education and nurturing creativity in all forms of imaging. This position sits perfectly at the intersection of my experience and my passion for photography and education. I’m excited to work with the faculty, staff, board, students, alumni and community to help the Workshops and College realize its full potential.”
Meg’s passion is photographing volcanoes. Her photography work has been showcased in the solo exhibit, “Lavascapes;” in group shows: “Atelier 2007” and the “Next Step” exhibit of alumni of JP Caponigro, as well as on her website, www.volcanoes.com.