154 DEVELOPMENT DRIVE, SUITE F
LIMESTONE, ME 04750-6122
207.328.7005
lda@loring.org

 

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154 Development Drive Suite F
Limestone
ME
04750-6122
Phone:
207-328-7005 Ext 2

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Miscellaneous Information

Miscellaneous Information:
Carl W. Flora is the President & CEO of the Loring Development Authority (LDA) – the organization that owns, manages, and oversees the redevelopment of Loring Commerce Centre. Carl began his service to the LDA in 1995 as the LDA's Vice President & General Counsel. A native of nearby Presque Isle, Maine, Carl understood the economic significance of Loring Air Force Base while he was a practicing attorney in the 1980’s and while subsequently serving the State of Maine as Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture.

As Vice President & General Counsel, Carl was closely involved in the initial stages of the evolution and development of the Loring Commerce Centre, including the many property transactions that placed real estate back into productive use. Carl was also involved in the day-to-day operation of the Loring facilities, and marketing of the facilities for civilian reuse. Carl worked within the complex base closure process to develop agreements with the Air Force that allowed the LDA to obtain title to approximately 3800 acres of real property at Loring as well as a 185-mile underground pipeline and corridor.

Early in his tenure as President, Carl co-chaired Grow DFAS, the group that spear-headed the successful challenge of a Department of Defense recommendation to close Loring’s Defense Finance & Accounting Service Center. Carl’s testimony along with that of the Governor and Congressional delegation members, helped to persuade the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) commission not to close, but rather to expand the facility to nearly double its original size.
Carl serves on the board of directors for Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS) and is the current Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee. He is a former member and past Chair of the The Aroostook Medical Center. Carl also serves on the boards of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, and the Aroostook Partnership (AP). In past years he has served on the boards of Leaders Encouraging Aroostook Development (LEAD), the United Way of Aroostook, Northern Maine Community College Foundation, and the Board of Visitors for the University of Maine Presque Isle. Carl is an alumnus of Leadership Maine.