The Maine Lobster Festival has announced the new officers for 2020.

President: Celia Knight (pictured top left). Celia has been involved with the Maine Lobster Festival her whole life, learning all about it from her mother, Alice, who was a director of the Festival for over 50 years. Celia is part of the third generation of her family who have actively volunteered at the Festival. She has helped out in many areas of the Festival over the years, and she currently is the chair of the Marine Tent and Seafood Cooking Contest. She also assists with all children’s contests and the Great International Crate Race. Celia is the President of Knight Marine Service in Rockland. This will be her second term as president.

Vice President: Peter Beal (pictured top right). Peter is returning for his second term as Maine Lobster Festival vice president and grounds chief. He lives in Rockport with his wife, Avi Good. Peter is self-employed as a marine fiberglass specialist and helps run his family business, the Michael Good Gallery in Rockport.

Treasurer: Daniel Flaherty (pictured bottom left). Dan resides in Warren with his wife, Michelle, and two daughters, Kaia and Aria. Dan is a senior manager onsite advisor with  Athena Health, where he has spent the last 11 years working in health care. Living in Rockland as a child, volunteering and attending Maine Lobster Festival was a yearly event for his family. Dan joined the board of directors five years ago and assisted the treasurer and other areas to learn more about the organization. This will be his second term as treasurer.

Secretary: Laurie Smith (pictured bottom right). Laurie grew up in Owls Head and now lives in Rockland. She has been a volunteer at the Maine Lobster Festival for more than 15 years. Laurie was elected a director in 2006 and previously served as secretary from 2012 to 2015. She has also helped with volunteer scheduling and coordinating Steins & Vines.

About the Maine Lobster Festival

Five days of fun and feasting on the fabulous coast of Maine. The Maine Lobster Festival attracts thousands of people to Maine’s Midcoast region and has a long tradition of giving back to the local community. The 2020 Maine Lobster Festival will be held July 29-Aug. 2, 2020 at Harbor Park in Rockland. For more information about the Maine Lobster Festival, visit our website at and be sure to “like” us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @MELobsterFest.