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HR Solutions in Modern Public Accounting

Saturday, January 19, 2019 @10am

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Guests:

Jennifer Harnish
Director of Human Resources
Baker Newman Noyes
JHarnish@bnncpa.com

Jennifer Harnish is the Director of Human Resources at Baker Newman Noyes, one of the nation’s top 100 accounting and consulting firms based in Portland, Maine. Prior to joining BNN in 2011, Jennifer worked in Human Resources for eight years at an international food retailer.

At BNN, she supports all four office locations, handling all human resource functions and responsibilities. Jennifer provides innovative services and programs to support an era of rapid change within the firm. She develops and implements policies that support the culture of BNN, as well as handling all recruiting and staffing initiatives. Jennifer is also a member of the BNN Women’s Initiative.

She is a member of several human resource organizations, including the Society For Human Resource Management, the Human Resources Association of Southern Maine, Seacoast Human Resources Association, and the Manchester Area Human Resources Association.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Seattle University in Washington.

Anna Fincke
Chief Operating Officer
Baker Newman Noyes
AFincke@bnncpa.com

Anna Fincke serves as Chief Operating Officer at Baker Newman Noyes in Portland, Maine. She leads the operations team, overseeing the Marketing, Human Resources, and Reports departments, as well as office support and administration.

She works closely with the principal group to develop the firm’s strategic priorities and ensure that the firm’s initiatives are carried out. Anna specializes in strategy and operations, with experience working in industries from construction to food service, and in highly-regulated environments.

Prior to joining the firm, Anna was a partner at a consulting and advisory firm that specialized in helping nonprofits develop strategic and growth plans, and served as vice president at a large Portland-based nonprofit.

Anna earned her bachelor’s degree in economics, cum laude, from Harvard University and master’s degree in business administration from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Corporate Diversification

Saturday, October 27, 2018 @10am

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Guest:

Brooks Fenno
Author
Corporate Diversification

Corporate Diversification: Opportunities Created by the Winds of Change

Are your core corporate growth opportunities limited? Do you seek new avenues for expansion? Is the timing opportune to consider such a quest? If you are the owner or executive of a small to mid-sized manufacturing or service company then this book is a must-read.
The text includes a broad range of diversification options supported by numerous practical examples of companies of all sizes that have embarked on a strategy involving diversification.

It lists the many and various types of diversification – vertical, horizontal, and tangential – available for growth and explains how they might be identified, evaluated, and effectively pursued. Opportunities and risks of each of the categories are addressed as well

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Janet Mills

Saturday, October 27, 2018 @10am

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Guest:

Janet Mills,
Attorney General
State of Maine
Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate

Janet Mills has spent her life fighting for the people of Maine. From her time serving as a District Attorney and State Representative to her current role as Attorney General, Janet has been a tireless advocate for working families, small businesses, and those who have been left behind.

After the 2008 economic crisis left thousands of Maine families facing bankruptcy, it was Janet who successfully sued financial ratings company Standard and Poor’s, holding them responsible for their role in the collapse. Then, Janet used settlement money to fund programs that helped Mainers avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes.

More recently, Janet has led the charge to fight Maine’s opiate crisis. When the Governor’s office refused to take action, Janet took on the pharmaceutical companies, suing them for lying to patients about their products. Bent on saving lives, Janet went on to use settlement funds from these lawsuits to purchase significant amounts of Narcan and distribute it to police officers around the state, in many cases personally driving shipments to rural Maine police stations.

New DOL Commissioner and Updates

Saturday, September 9, 2017

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Our Guests:

John Butera
Commissioner
Maine Dept. of LaborJulie Rabinowitz

Julie Rabinowitz
Director of Policy,
Operations & Communications
Maine Dept. of Labor

John Butera was sworn in by Governor Paul R. LePage as Commissioner of the Maine Department of Labor on June 14, 2017.

Commissioner Butera served as Governor LePage’s Senior Economic Advisor from the time the Governor took office in January 2011 until taking office as commissioner. In that previous role, he advised the Governor on economic development and job creation issues. His policy responsibilities included economic and community development, business finance, workforce development and employment issues.

Before joining the LePage Administration, Commissioner Butera was the Executive Director of the Central Maine Growth Council for nine years. His nearly 30-year career in economic development includes positions with the Maine Department of Economic & Community Development, a site location consulting firm and public-private economic development organizations.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Commissioner Butera holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Regional Science. He is a former President of the Northeast Economic Developers Association and a past member of the Economic Development Council of Maine and the International Economic Development Council.

Julie Rabinowitz holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied public policy argument, and undergraduate degrees in Communication Arts and History from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

A published author and instructor of college-level communication courses, Ms. Rabinowitz has served as both executive staff and on the boards of numerous non-profits in Maine and beyond. She’s handled internal and external communication as well as managed finances and developed and implemented strategic plans. Ms. Rabinowitz has worked at the FDR and JFK presidential libraries and currently serves as the director of communication for the Maine Department of Labor.