Bettyann Sheats

AUGUSTA — The Finance Authority of Maine recently welcomed Bettyann Sheats of Auburn to its board of directors.

She was nominated by Gov. Janet Mills in late January and confirmed by the Legislature in late February.

Sheats owns a small specialty construction business. She previously served two terms in the Maine House of Representatives, where she served on the Transportation Committee. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she majored in aeronautical engineering, Sheats served her nation in the United States Army, where she achieved the rank of captain and served as a helicopter pilot.

She is a member of the American Legion Post 31. She currently serves as chairwoman of the board of the Auburn-Lewiston Airport and is a member of the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Sheats also is a member and former chairwoman of the advisory committee of Saint Mary’s Food Pantry, as well as a member, former vestry member, and former warden at Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church in Auburn. She occupies a seat reserved for a veteran.

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