Learn about FAME’s board members, how members are appointed, upcoming meetings, and minutes from past meetings.

FAME’s Board Members

FAME is overseen by a 15-member board of directors. We are thankful for each and every one of them.

David Daigler – Chair

President
Maine Community College System
Augusta

Richard L. Trafton, Esq. – Vice Chair

President
Trafton, Matzen, Belleau & Frenette
Auburn/Brunswick

Dustin BrooksTreasurer

AVP, Global Marketing
Unum Group
Portland

Omar Andrews

Wounded Warrior Congressional Fellow
Office of U.S. Representative 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

President and CEO
Priority Real Estate Group
Topsham

Heather Johnson

Commissioner
Department of Economic and Community Development
Augusta

Blue Keim

Director of Manufacturing Services
Sappi North America
Portland

Timothy Nightingale

Executive Vice President/Chief Credit Officer
Camden National Bank
Camden

Renee Oulette

President and CEO
University Credit Union
Hermon

Hon. Bettyann Sheats

Auburn

Lee Webb

Union

One Vacancy

Upcoming Board Meetings

Feb
17
Mar
17

Board Appointments

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

Board Meeting Minutes

The FAME board meets monthly. Meeting minutes are posted after they have been approved by the board of directors. Minutes do not include material discussed in executive sessions.

Minutes of FAME Board Meetings