Michele Sheppard named first feminine President and CEO of the Granite YMCA

Michele Sheppard

Michele Sheppard

MANCHESTER — The Board of Trustees of The Granite YMCA unanimously appointed Michele Sheppard to the place of President and CEO. “Michele has over 13 years of confirmed management inside The Granite YMCA, and she or he could be very extremely regarded by the workers, members, donors and neighborhood leaders,” stated Rob Glew, CVO of Trustees. “Michele has spent over 30 years within the YMCA community evolving, rising and sharing her immense skills and we’re assured she is the correct chief to take us into the long run,” Glew added.

Michele Sheppard holds a BS in kinesiology from the College of Maryland. She started her YMCA profession in 1986 because the Bodily Director on the Chambersburg YMCA in Pennsylvania and she or he additionally loved time with The Watertown New York YMCA for a number of years as a Well being and Bodily Schooling Director.

Throughout her 10 plus 12 months tenure on the Chambersburg YMCA, she earned her program and senior program director certifications from Y-USA, attended the Indiana College Faculty of Fundraising and was promoted to the Affiliate Government Director function. Michele’s unwavering dedication to well being and wellness is so sturdy, that when she left the Chambersburg YMCA in 2009, they named their youth health facility in her honor.

In 2009, Michele joined The Granite YMCA because the YMCA Allard Heart of Goffstown Government Director. After 5 years on this function, she was promoted to District VP and two years later turned the Chief Working Officer. She is a robust neighborhood convener, believes closely in supporting well being fairness initiatives, teaching and creating workers, and has labored hand in hand with numerous companions and collaborators throughout the state of New Hampshire to enhance the general well being and well-being of the encircling communities .

“I’m honored and humbled by the Board’s vote of confidence in me and I am equally proud to steer as the primary feminine to imagine the place of President and CEO of The Granite YMCA,” defined Sheppard. “I’ve devoted a lot of my grownup working life to the mission of the YMCA, and I imagine strongly in all that now we have completed over time. Our influence is life-altering for a lot of adults, youngsters and households, and I stay up for illuminating new alternatives for development and inclusiveness to each member of the neighborhood wanting to hitch the YMCA motion beneath my management,” Sheppard added.

Companions Financial institution’s Blaine Boudreau has been elected Chair of Maine Bankers Affiliation

Blaine Boudreau

Blaine Boudreau

SANFORD, Maine— Companions Financial institution introduced that on July 1, Companions Financial institution President and CEO, Blaine Boudreau, assumed the function of Chair of the Maine Bankers Affiliation for a one-year time period. The appointment comes after MBA member banks elected Boudreau to the place on the affiliation’s 129th Annual Assembly that commenced the month prior.

Boudreau joined Companions Financial institution in 2003 and beforehand held the positions of Senior Vice President of Industrial Lending and Government Vice President for Industrial Lending and Enterprise Growth. He started his profession in banking in 1983 at Saco and Biddeford Financial savings Establishment the place he spent two years earlier than becoming a member of TD Banknorth (previously Individuals’s Financial institution) in 1985, the place he transitioned into business lending and remained for 19 years.

Patrners Bank President and CEO Blaine Boudreau (right) has assumed the role of Chair of the Maine Bankers Association from 2021-2022 Chair, Curtis Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank and Trust (left).

Patrners Financial institution President and CEO Blaine Boudreau (proper) has assumed the function of Chair of the Maine Bankers Affiliation from 2021-2022 Chair, Curtis Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Financial institution and Belief (left).

“I’m excited to serve the MBA neighborhood all through the approaching 12 months and I stay up for including to the long-standing historical past of advocating on behalf of Maine bankers,” says Boudreau of his function as Chair of MBA.

The MBA represents Maine’s banking business and its 9,000 staff statewide. Maine’s 29 retail banks function 454 places of work in practically each neighborhood all through the state, the place they help Maine’s residents and companies with monetary selections that enhance the standard of life for everybody. The MBA additionally supplies Maine banks with a discussion board to change helpful business info; achieve most illustration in state and federal legislative and regulatory issues; obtain schooling, coaching, and workers certification; and wield higher collective buying energy.

Kevin Kneeland acknowledged as REALTOR of the Yr at Seacoast Board of REALTORS

Kevin Kneeland

Kevin Kneeland

PORTSMOUTH – Kevin Kneeland was awarded the 2022 REALTOR of the Yr of the Seacoast Board of REALTORS at a reception held at Flag Hill Distillery and Vineyard in Lee on June 15.

Kneeland is a REALTOR with Compass New England, Portsmouth, NH He additionally serves as Treasurer for the Seacoast Board. The award was offered by Kathy Ahlin, the 2021 REALTOR of the Yr recipient.

Jeremy Forest, Bridges Brothers Movers, Exeter was acknowledged as 2022 Affiliate of the Yr. Along with REALTORS, Seacoast board membership consists of organizations affiliated with the actual property career, equivalent to movers, title corporations, mortgage lenders, house inspectors, and others that help the actual property transaction.

Pam Chaffee, Higher Properties and Backyard Masiello Group, Hampton was offered with the Board’s Annual Good Neighbor Award by Doreen Andriola, 2021 recipient. Andriola states “Filling my coronary heart with pleasure by giving is extraordinarily rewarding and fulfilling.” Austin 17 Home, Brentwood will obtain $1,000 in honor of Chaffee’s Award.

Two native board Members had been awarded REALTOR Emeritus Standing, which is offered to a REALTOR who has held membership within the Nationwide Affiliation of REALTORS for a interval of 40 years, in addition to a minimal of 1 12 months of service to the Nationwide Affiliation. The 2022 recipients acknowledged are Ann Cummings, Re/Max Shoreline, Portsmouth and Patti Kemen, Nice Island Realty, Portsmouth.

Each year, the Seacoast Board of REALTORS awards three $2,500 scholarships to area graduating seniors.  This year's recipients are Hannah Ritchie, Madeleine Pettis and Paige Bosworth.

Every year, the Seacoast Board of REALTORS awards three $2,500 scholarships to space graduating seniors. This 12 months’s recipients are Hannah Ritchie, Madeleine Pettis and Paige Bosworth.

Every year, the Seacoast Board of REALTORS awards three $2,500 scholarships to space graduating seniors. This scholarship is awarded in reminiscence of Lori Breard-Weeden. This 12 months’s recipients are Hannah Ritchie, graduate of Winnacunnet Excessive Faculty, might be attending UNH to pursue a serious in Enterprise/Advertising. Madeleine Pettis, a graduate of Portsmouth Excessive Faculty might be attending Elon College majoring in Journalism. Paige Bosworth, a graduate of Newmarket Excessive Faculty, will attend UMass Amherst with an anticipated main of Cell & Molecular Biology.

The afternoon concluded with a reside public sale and a drawing for 100 bottles of wine, donated by numerous members of the Seacoast Board of REALTORS. Patty O’Brien of The Gove Group, was the winner. The Public sale and Raffle raised over $6,500 to be shared by the Lori Breard-Weeden Scholarship Fund and St.Vincent de Paul, the Board’s 2022 Charity of Selection.

This text initially appeared on Portsmouth Herald: Names to Know: Meet the brand new professionals on the Seacoast

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