VP Joanne Bean joins the Maine Center for Creativity board of directors

Jean Maginnis, founder and executive director of the Maine Center for Creativity (MCC), welcomed Joanne Bean, vice president and chief advancement officer at Saint Joseph’s College, as the organization’s newest board member at the board’s annual meeting.

Bean recently joined Saint Joseph’s College after serving as the senior director of development for the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor. A registered nurse and having earned an MBA, Bean is a recognized development professional with a reputation for building relationships and clearly communicating between differing constituencies.

“Joanne has been a great ally to the Center and we’re thrilled to have her join the board,” said Maginnis.

This announcement coincided with the selection of Jamie Morin, president of Synchrony Point Consulting, Inc., to serve as the incoming president of the MCC board of directors, succeeding Katherine Greenleaf in the position.

Morin is the former senior vice president of global client operations for WEX, having left the company to found her consultancy earlier this year. Morin has more than 25 years of experience leading service, sales, and marketing teams in B2B, B2C, and higher education organizations and has been an MCC board member for eight years. In her new role as board president, Morin will take on leadership responsibilities including board recruitment, development, and strategic planning.

“Both new additions—Jamie in a leadership capacity and Joanne to the board—are exciting as we look to advocate for the growth of creative industries in Maine through our Maine Network of Innovation & Creativity and our Maine Creative Industries Award.”

“My time as board president has been incredibly fulfilling, and I’m gratified to see Jamie step into this role,” said Greenleaf. “I’m confident her leadership, insight, and experience will continue to shape and forward MCC’s path.”

MCC is currently preparing for the second biennial Maine Creative Industries Award gala, November 15, 2014. Morin and Bean are participating in developing this important celebration of Maine’s creative economy.

About Maine Center for Creativity:

The Maine Center for Creativity (MCC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) led by a volunteer board of directors. Founded in May 2005, MCC is committed to nurturing innovative companies and people in Maine by developing projects and programs that support the growth of creative industries and promote the arts. Among its creative educational and economic development projects are Art All Around®, a creative-placemaking project to paint the South Portland Sprague Energy tanks; the Creative Toolbox Series; Pecha Kucha Portland events; the Community Art Task Force; the recently launched Developing Creative Intelligence business training program; and the Maine Network of Innovation and Creativity, an in-person and digital “network of networks” to spur collaboration. MCC is also the founder and organizer of the biennial Maine Creative Industries Award. For more information, please visit www.mainecenterforcreativity.org.

Source: Bangor Daily News