USM Foundation

USM Foundation Board of Directors

The USM Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of a group of community leaders, representing numerous businesses and industries 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.


Officers and Directors


 Richard J. Vail ’77 – Chair

President, CEO

Mechanics Savings Bank


James Geary ’82 – Treasurer

Vice President, Finance and Administration

Maine Community Foundation


Jon S. Oxman – Secretary

Managing Partner

Linnell, Choate & Webber, LLP


Robert Blackwood '78, '82

Community Volunteer


Joyce R. Cassidy

Community Volunteer


Daniel Crewe


The Bob Crewe Foundation


Cyrus Hagge '83, '85


Project Management, Inc.


Erin Hurley ’95, '00

Hurley Solutions, LLC

Edward McKersie


Pro Search, Inc.


Tony Shalhoub '77



Ex Officio

David T. Flanagan


University of Southern Maine


Honorary Directors


Roxane A. Cole

Roxane Cole Commercial Real Estate LLC


Christopher W. Emmons

President & CEO

Gorham Savings Bank


David B. Hawkes ’66, '69L


Triplehawk, Inc.


Anne O. Jackson

Community Volunteer


Kenneth M. Nelson

President & CEO

Nelson & Small Inc.


Peggy L. Osher

Community Volunteer


Amanda V. Rand


Spinnaker Trust


Christopher Robinson

First Vice President, Wealth Management

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney


Elaine Rosen

Community Voluneer


Philip Ryan

Community Volunteer