Kevin Hancock is the CEO of Hancock Lumber Company, one of the oldest and best known family businesses in America. Established in 1848, the company grows trees and manufactures lumber for global distribution. Locally in Maine and New Hampshire, the company sells a full line of building materials and construction services from its stores and truss plant. Hancock Lumber, led collectively by its 550 employees, is a five-time recipient of the Best Places To Work In Maine award. The company is also a past recipient of the Maine Family Business of the Year award, the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence, the Exporter of the Year award, and the ProSales National Dealer of the Year award.
Kevin is a graduate of Lake Region High School and Bowdoin College. He is also a frequent visitor to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Kevin’s first book, Not For Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse was featured in the New York Times and won the National Indie Excellence Award.
Kevin is a recipient of the Ed Muskie Access to Justice award, the Habitat for Humanity Spirit of Humanity award, the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen award, and the Timber Processing Magazine Person of the Year award.
Kevin is an advocate of strengthening the voices of all individuals through listening, empowering, and shared leadership.
Kevin lives in Maine with his wife Alison. They have two adult children, Abby and Sydney.
Books by Kevin Hancock
48 Whispers: From Pine Ridge and the Northern Plains
Post Hill Press
The Seventh Power: One CEO's Journey Into the Business of Shared Leadership
Post Hill Press