The USM Foundation Board of Directors comprises a group of community leaders, representing numerous businesses, industries and organizations from across the region. These committed volunteers, many of whom are alumni of USM or its predecessor schools, help advocate for the University and assist with our fundraising efforts in the community.
We are fortunate to have the help and support of these dedicated individuals as we continue to grow the Foundation and strive to achieve our strategic imperatives.
2019 – 2020 USM Foundation Board of Directors
Cyrus Hagge '83, '85
President, Project Management, Inc.
President/Trustee, The Bob Crewe Foundation
Robert Blackwood '78, '82
Robert H. Dodge
Immediate Past Chair
Edward S. McKersie
President, Pro Search, Inc.
President & CEO, USM Foundation
Ainsley Newman Wallace
Co-founder Bayside Bowl, Former State Legislator
Marci Booth '98
CFO, LIHC Investment Group
Senior IT Recruiter, Pro Search, Inc.
President, Gorham Savings Bank
President, Maine Red Claws
Tim Griffin '05, '12 MBA
Portfolio Manager, H.M. Payson
Director, Regional Initiatives, GPCOG
Rebecca McKinnell '06
President, iBec Creative
Chief Human Resources Officer, Martin’s Point Health Care
Bonnie Porta '80
President, Prentice Hospitality Group
Vice President, Ameriprise Financial
John Ryan, PE
President, Wright-Ryan Construction, Inc.
Deanna Sherman, MBA ’96
President, Dead River Company
Ex Officio Members
Glenn A. Cummings, Ed.D.
President, University of Southern Maine
Chief Business Officer, University of Southern Maine
Jeffrey K. Jordan '81
Chair, Alumni Association; Deputy Director, Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority
Linda Varrell '00
Chair, Corporate Partners; President & CEO, Broadreach Public Relations
USM Foundation Partners
Joyce Rowe Cassidy
Roxane A. Cole
Roxane Cole Commercial Real Estate LLC
Christopher W. Emmons
President & CEO, Gorham Savings Bank
James Geary '82
Director of Investments, VP & CFO, Maine Community Foundation
David B. Hawkes ’66, '69L
Owner, Triplehawk, Inc.
Anne O. Jackson
Kenneth M. Nelson
Managing Partner, Linnell, Choate & Webber, LLP
Amanda V. Rand
Vice President, Spinnaker Trust
Philip K. Ryan
Richard J. Vail ’77 – Chair
President & CEO, Mechanics Savings Bank