Portland, ME, January 30, 2017 – Digital history pioneer HistoryIT announced that Emily Cain will join its senior leadership team as the company’s first Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), beginning February 1. As CSO, Cain will lead the company’s strategic growth and business development efforts nationally and internationally, building on HistoryIT’s innovative technology and service offerings.


Cain made her mark at a young age as an up-and-coming political leader at the state and national level. Cain, who had a strong showing in two competitive races for U.S. Congress, brings ten years of service as a state legislator and caucus leader in Maine, along with more than a decade of work in higher education.


“Emily Cain’s tenacity, vision, and dynamic personality are exactly the kinds of traits HistoryIT needs as we expand our work to make digital history accessible to the public,” said the company’s CEO, Kristen Gwinn-Becker, PhD. “We are excited about the addition of Emily to our team. Her stellar public sector record, national relationships and proven ability to make deep connections in complex environments is a perfect fit for our business.”


Founded five years ago by Gwinn-Becker, HistoryIT is credited with “creating the Dewey Decimal System for the 21st century.” Its partners range from the Osher Map Library and the Connecticut Historical Society to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Utrecht University in the Netherlands.


“I’m proud to join HistoryIT and look forward to amplifying its impact across the country and around the world,” Cain said. “This is an innovative company with important solutions to offer business, government, and non-profit organizations. HistoryIT identified a need, created a solution and is now dominating the market. I am excited to dig in and accelerate the company’s momentum.”


About HistoryIT:

HistoryIT, a leading digital history company, provides a new approach to making historical collections more accessible, discoverable and useful. Headquartered in Portland, Maine, HistoryIT brings industry-leading expertise to preserve historical collections of all types and sizes and to make them easily accessible to audiences ranging from scholars to the general public. Clients include cultural institutions, universities, corporations, professional associations, sports teams and others.