Board Members

FAME’s Board Members

FAME is overseen by a 15-member board of directors:

David Daigler – Chair
President
Maine Community College System
Augusta

Hon. Richard L. Trafton, Esq. – Vice Chair
Trafton, Matzen, Belleau & Frenette
Auburn/Brunswick

Dustin Brooks – Treasurer
AVP, Global Marketing
Unum Group
Portland

Omar Andrews
Wounded Warrior Congressional Fellow
Office of U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree
Portland

Rebecca Asen, Esq.
Associate General Counsel
IDEXX Laboratories
Falmouth

Amanda Beal
Commissioner
Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
Augusta

Hon. Henry M. Beck, Esq.
Maine State Treasurer
Augusta

James Howard – Treasurer
President & CEO
Priority Real Estate Group
Topsham

Heather Johnson
Commissioner
Department of Economic and Community Development
Augusta

Blue Keim
Specialty Paper Operations Manager
ND Paper
Rumford

Timothy Nightingale
Executive Vice President/Chief Credit Officer
Camden National Bank
Camden

Renee Ouellette
President & CEO
University Credit Union
Hermon

Hon. Bettyann Sheats
Auburn

James “Jay” Violette
Vice President and Senior Loan Officer
TD Bank
Waterville

Lee Webb
Union

Board members are appointed by the Governor and reviewed and confirmed by the Maine legislature. Each member, other than the ex-officio members, serves for a term of four years. The board is comprised of:

  • Two members with experience in natural-resource-based enterprises
  • Two veterans
  • One member knowledgeable in the field of student financial aid
  • One member knowledgeable in the field of higher education
  • One certified public accountant
  • One commercial banker
  • One attorney
  • Three members-at-large
  • Three members to include the Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development, a natural resource Commissioner and the State Treasurer