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Adam Cote

Vice President

Adam Cote is a lawyer with Drummond Woodsum and serves on the Portland law firm’s Energy and Utilities Practice group and as a member of Drummond Woodsum Strategic Consulting. His legal practice focuses primarily on renewable energy providers, start-ups, and regulated utilities.

Adam is a combat veteran, who served as a member of the Maine Army National Guard for twenty years and deployed to Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In Iraq, he created the “Adopt an Iraqi Village Program” which distributed toys, school supplies, and household items to Iraqi villages. In Afghanistan, Adam served as a company commander in Maine’s 133rd Engineer Battalion. He is a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Action Badge, along with numerous other awards and distinctions.

In 2018 Adam ran as a candidate for Governor in Maine, placing a close second out of seven candidates in the Democratic primary.

Adam was a cofounder and CEO of Thermal Energy Storage of Maine, a company that worked closely with utilities and renewable energy providers to promote thermal energy storage in New England. Adam also worked as an energy attorney at Pierce Atwood in Portland, where his practice included advising countries such as Albania, Bosnia, and Croatia on behalf of USAID on ways to restructure their energy sectors and encourage outside investment. In 2014 Adam was named a White House “Champion of Change” by the Obama Administration as one of twelve veterans nationally recognized for “advancing clean energy and climate security.”

Adam was born and raised in Sanford and lives there with his wife and five young children. He has served on numerous local and statewide boards and is active in coaching youth sports.

Adam Cote
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