The 45 North Team

Michael LeVert and Kate deLutio have over three decades of combined experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis across a broad spectrum of industries and sectors. Our work experience includes senior research, economist, and leadership positions at large corporations, non-profits, and educational institutions and in state government. We are former Maine State Economists with advanced degrees in economics and statistics.

Working with you, we develop and promote effective policies and programs by providing exceptional analysis in accessible formats. We don't produce dense, jargony reports. We offer academic quality research in compelling formats that connect with your target audience.


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Michael LeVert
Principal, Chief Strategy Officer

Michael has held leadership positions in corporate America, state and legislative government, and the non-profit sector. He has worked as an economist at Delhaize America; a statistician at LLBean; a health care analyst; and Chief Strategy Officer for Jobs for Maine's Graduates. Michael served as Chief of Staff and Policy Director to the Maine Senate President in the 126th legislature and as Maine State Economist from 2009 to 2011.

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Catherine (Kate) Reilly deLutio
Principal, Chief Research Officer

Ms. deLutio is an accomplished applied researcher with fifteen years of experience in economics and public policy. Prior to co-founding 45 North, she was Senior Research Associate at the University of Maine's Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center. She also served as Maine’s State Economist from 2005 to 2009. Ms. deLutio has served on Maine’s Consensus Economic Forecasting Commission, Revenue Forecasting Committee, and the advisory board to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's New England Public Policy Center. She is a trustee of her high school alma mater, the Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM), and served as President & CEO of the MSSM Foundation.

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