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Two new members get inducted into Maine Press Association Hall of Fame

September 15, 2020

Posted by Irina Slav

Terry Carlisle and Arthur Guesman have been selected by the Maine Press Association to be inducted into its Hall of Fame on Oct. 24.

The late Arthur Guesman began his career delivering newspapers and then selling newspaper advertising. The next 20 years saw him as a professor of journalism at the University of Maine in Orono advising over 100 students each year.

He was also the faculty advisor of the Maine Campus newspaper, taking the paper from a daily to a weekly.

Terry Carlisle joined The American in 1978, as secretary to former publisher James Russell Wiggins. She then worked in the accounts receivable department before joining the sales department. She was promoted to advertising manager in 1988.

During her time, Carlisle grew the sales team, established territories and pushed for ad reps to get out into the business community, doubling the newspaper’s revenue.

In 1995, Carlisle was promoted to marketing director with added responsibility for circulation. In 2000, she was general manager overseeing business operations.

She is a past president of the Maine Press Association and was honored as Advertising Person of the Year by the MPA in 1996. She has also been a New England News and Press Association board member and served as president of the Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations, the governing board of Woodlawn.

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