KEVIN HANCOCK is an award-winning author, speaker, and CEO. Hancock Lumber Company, one of America’s oldest family businesses, is fully integrated across the forest products and building materials industries. Headquartered in Casco, Maine since 1848, the company is represented by its 565 employees who lead the activity of the business across 9 retail stores, 3 sawmills and a truss plant. The company also grows trees on 12,000 acres of timberland.
Hancock Lumber is a seven-time consecutive recipient of the ‘Best Places to Work in Maine’ award. The company is also a recipient of the Maine Family Business of the Year Award, the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence, the MITC ‘Exporter of the Year’ award, and the Pro-Sales National Dealer of the Year Award.
Kevin is a past chairman of the National Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association. Kevin is also 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 Timber Processing Magazine’s ‘Man of the Year’ Award. Kevin is also a member of the Maine Indian Tribal State Commission.
Kevin’s first book, NOT FOR SALE – FINDING CENTER IN THE LAND OF CRAZY HORSE won three national book awards. THE SEVENTH POWER – ONE CEO’S JOURNEY INTO THE BUSINESS OF SHARED LEADERSHIP was published in 2020 by Post Hill Press and is distributed by Simon & Schuster. Kevin’s third published book released in 2021 titled, 48 WHISPERS FROM PINE RIDGE AND THE NORTHERN PLAINS, and is a hybrid book of sorts—part photography and part thoughts for reflection, heightened self-awareness, and human advancement.
Kevin is a frequent visitor to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and an advocate of strengthening the voices of all individuals—within a company or a community —through listening, empowering, and shared leadership. Kevin is also the founder of a non-profit organization called THE SEVENTH POWER dedicated to advancing economic sovereignty for native communities across America.
Kevin is a graduate of Lake Region High School and Bowdoin College. He lives in Maine with his wife Alison.