Kevin D. Hancock

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Kevin D Hancock

KEVIN HANCOCK is an award-winning author, speaker, and CEO. Established in 1848, Hancock Lumber Company operates ten retail stores, 3 sawmills and a truss plant. The company also grows trees on 12,000 acres of timberland in Southern Maine and is led by its 550 employees.


Hancock Lumber is a six-time 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.

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’s first book, Not For Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse won three national book awards.  His second book, The Seventh Power – One CEO’s Journey into the Business of Shared Leadership releases February 25, 2020 and is being distributed by Simon & Schuster.    


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 a graduate of Lake Region High School and Bowdoin College.  He lives in Maine with his wife Alison. 

Upcoming Appearances

Date Venue Address
March 13, 2020
8:30am - 10:30am
Greater Portland Conscious Capitalism Community Meeting Rising Tide Brewery | 103 Fox Street
Portland, Maine
The Greater Portland Conscious Capitalism Community Meeting hosts Kevin Hancock, CEO of Hancock Lumber. Kevin will speak about his leadership philosophy and his new book, Seventh Power! $10/pp tickets limited to first 100 people. RSVP link coming soon!
April 14, 2020
Conscious Capitalism, Inc 2020 Annual Conference The Westin
Jersey City, New Jersey
The 2020 Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference is designed for anyone looking to level-up their practice of Conscious Capitalism in community to join the movement changing the practice and perception of capitalism as a powerful force for good in the world. This April, hundreds of Conscious Capitalists from around the world will convene to learn from each other’s experiences, best practices, and win-win-win solutions for businesses through experiential and collaborative learning sessions. Immersive experiences will take participants to the next level of their practice by immersing them in relevant, real-world case studies; surrounding them with knowledgeable peers; and inviting them into a collaborative learning environment where they will explore practical applications to help them uncover new solutions to old problems.
May 6, 2020
9:00am - 11:00am
National Hardware Show - Keynote Speaker Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
The 2020 National Hardware Show will be celebrating its 75th anniversary! For 75 years, the National Hardware Show has been the place you'd find everything you need to move your business forward including new buying opportunities, merchandising ideas & solutions, money-saving deals & face-to-face networking opportunities. This year will be no different! As the hardware and home improvement industry grows and evolves with the times, so are we. The future of home improvement is here.
September 24, 2020
LBM Strategies 2020 Conference Keynote Speaker Hilton Boston Logan Airport
Boston, MA
LBM Strategies is the premiere event for lumber and building material distribution owners, executives, managers and sales pros. Dealers from across the U.S. meet to share and learn from each other while hearing from some of our industry’s leading voices. The agenda is forged directly from the key challenges and opportunities facing our industry today: Leadership & Culture Sales Management Margins & Profits Attracting & Retaining Talent Lean Processes Mergers & Acquisitions And much more
October 8, 2020
NLBMDA ProDealer Industry Summit Keynote Speaker Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, TX
ProDealer Industry Summit is an exclusive three-day educational and networking forum designed to promote the growth of lumber & building product dealers, distributors, wholesalers, and the manufacturers who supply them. LBM dealers will benefit from sharing insights and best practices from leaders in the industry in a relaxed format that encourages business and social networking.

Recent Appearances

Date Venue Address
November 2, 2019
12:00pm - 6:00pm
TEDxDirigo: The Power of X: 12 Live TED Talks UNE: Innovation Hall, Stevens Avenue
Portland, Maine
X. It marks the spot. It blows kisses. It’s exponential, experimental...unknown. This Fall, join us for TEDxDirigo’s tenth (X) annual event as we explore the power of persistence, creativity, and community through The Power of X. WHAT: 12+ Live TEDx Talks and Performances, Opening & Closing Receptions WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 2019 || 12:00 - 6:00 pm WHERE: Innovation Hall, University of New England, Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine SPEAKERS: Gracia Bareti, Maulian Dana, Kings Floyd, Kevin Hancock, Craig Lapine, Laura Ligouri, David McLain, Dan Ryder, Anna Siegel, Melissa Smith, Tom Weis, Tim Wilson
October 3, 2019
7:30am - 10:30am
MaineBiz CEO Breakfast Forum 88 Spring Street
Portland, Maine 04101
You're invited to the 2019 Mainebiz CEO Breakfast Forum! The Mainebiz CEO Breakfast Forum will bring together a panel of Maine CEOs to share their personal stories of success and learning experiences. This Year's Topic: 60 Ideas in 60 Minutes - Six Maine CEOs will each share 10 ideas on their keys to success in business and in life. The discussion will cover everything from how to successfully run and operate a business, to effective ways to motivate and manage people. PANELISTS Sean O'Leary | Vice President of Sales & Marketing of Hussey Seating Company Don Oakes | CEO of Sea Bags Dajuan Eubanks | President & CEO of The Maine Red Claws Kevin Hancock | CEO of Hancock Lumber Richard Cantz | CEO of Goodwill of Northern New England Patricia Weigel | CEO of Norway Savings Bank