At their annual meeting on Nov. 17, members of the Finance Authority of Maine elected new officers for 2022-2023.

This year’s officers, whose terms will run from November 2022 through November 2023, are:

Chair: Richard L. Trafton, a resident of Brunswick, is a partner with the law firm of Trafton, Matzen, Belleau & Frenette in Auburn, where he has lived from childhood. He was educated at Phillips Academy, Dartmouth College and the University of Maine School of Law. Trafton served in the Maine Senate from 1982 through 1986, chairing the Joint Standing Committees on Judiciary and Legal Affairs. He also served as mayor of the city of Auburn from 1989 through 1994. Trafton served as president of the Auburn Public Library board of trustees for six years and on two charter commissions for the city of Auburn, rewriting its charter. Married with three adult children, Trafton is an outdoor enthusiast and has served as chairman of the Outdoor Sports Institute’s board of trustees. Trafton previously served as vice chair of the FAME board.

Vice Chair: Dustin Brooks is the vice president of market strategy at Unum Group, where he leads market research and growth initiatives. He holds an MBA from Stanford University and, prior to multiple roles at Unum, worked in marketing and public relations at the law firm Preti Flaherty. Originally from Island Falls in Aroostook County, he now resides in Portland with his wife Jessica, a small business owner and Oxford County native, and their two daughters. He earned his undergraduate degree at Bowdoin College and is a George J. Mitchell Scholar alumnus. Brooks most recently served as treasurer of the FAME board.

Treasurer: Rebecca Asen is director of attorney recruiting & professional development at Bernstein Shur. After growing up in Casco, she graduated with honors from Barnard College and Georgetown University Law School. Asen previously worked at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. as associate general counsel and in the capital markets group at Sidley Austin LLP, where she represented a broad array of clients that ranged from the large financial institutions to regional real estate companies in registered deals and private placements. Asen also serves on the board of directors at Preble Street. She lives in Falmouth with her husband, Taylor, and their two daughters and son. Asen also serves as chair of FAME’s risk management and audit committee.

Maine Community College system president David Daigler, who served as board chair for the past two years, will remain on the board and continue as a member of FAME’s executive committee in his capacity as immediate past chair.

Richard L. Trafton was elected chair of the board of the Finance Authority of Maine.

Dustin Brooks was elected vice chair of the board of the Finance Authority of Maine.

Rebecca Asen was elected treasurer of the board of the Finance Authority of Maine.

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