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Updated: October 2, 2023 / 2023 NextUp: 40 Under 40 Honorees

40 Under 40: Casey Prentice is a Portland developer and hospitality pro

Photo / Tim Greenway Casey Prentice is a Portland developer who has also given back to the University of Southern Maine community.
Casey Prentice, 37
CEO of Prentice Organization and managing partner of Foreside Development Co. Find profiles of all the 40 Under 40 honorees here.
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Significant professional accomplishment: Being an entrepreneur, my most significant accomplishment is the development of an amazing team of professionals that have allowed the company to grow and develop into what it is today — a dynamic holding company with a range of locally celebrated businesses.

Passion project: My work on the University of Southern Maine Foundation Board and on the Portland Parks Conservancy Board speak to my dual passion projects: One, working to transform USM’s Portland campus to help attract and retain students by making it a complete residential campus instead of just a commuter campus; and, two, working with stakeholders and the city to think about urban parks as revenue centers that can support themselves.

Audacious goal: To build a world-renowned hospitality school in Portland that seeks to educate and train hospitality workers with an emphasis on how hospitality training relates to a multitude of industries.

Favorite quote: “Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.” — Harry Day

Influential book: “Tuesdays with Morrie,” by Mitch Albom

Favorite Movie: “The Big Lebowski”

How do you recharge: Quiet early mornings, summer days on Casco Bay and winter powder days.

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