Matt Burns

Director of Ports and Marine Transportation, MaineDOT
Acting Executive Director, Maine Port Authority

Matthew works in the MaineDOT Office of Freight and Business Services and is responsible for
planning, funding and managing maritime infrastructure projects in Maine’s seaports. Matthew’s
other responsibilities include capital equipment purchasing, managing contracts and projects, as
well as coordinating the MaineDOT Small Harbor Improvement Program and Boating
Infrastructure Grant Program.
Matthew graduated from Maine Maritime Academy (2004) with a B.S. in Marine Transportation
Operations, and spent 13 years as a deck officer before coming to the MaineDOT. Matthew has
experience serving as a deck officer on passenger ships, tankers, dredges and ultra-deep-water
drill ships, and has been fortunate enough to travel and work in seaports all over the world.