Deanna Sherman
President and CEO of Dead River Company


d-shermanDeanna Sherman
President and CEO of Dead River Company
Portland House of Music & Events
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

As President and CEO of Dead River Company, Deanna Sherman oversees one of the largest energy companies in Northern New England. Founded in 1909, Dead River Company is family-owned with over 1000 employees serving customers in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and northern Massachusetts.

Sherman joined the company in 1986 and has worked in leadership roles including District Manager, Region Manager and Vice President of the Energy Division. She became Dead River’s president and CEO in 2016.

Sherman is active in the community through her present and past Board involvement with United Way of Greater Portland, Educate Maine, Junior Achievement of Maine, the Maine Energy Marketers Association and the University of Southern Maine Foundation.

Sherman holds a B.A. in government-and-public policy and French from Colby College, an MBA from the University of Southern Maine, and is a certified burner technician.


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