AUGUSTA — Edmund J. Cervone, of Hallowell, has been named president and CEO of the Maine Development Foundation, its board of directors said in a news release Thursday.

The foundation supports economic, work force, leadership and community development across the state, according to the release.

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Cervone has served as interim president since June.

He joined the foundation as the senior program director and operations officer in 2007.

Cervone is a graduate of the foundation’s Leadership Maine Xi Class and has served in related leadership roles in other states, including Colorado, New Jersey and Delaware, the release said.

Cervone received a bachelor’s of arts degree in geosciences from Princeton University and master’s of science in ecology and environmental sciences from the University of Maine.

He also serves on the Hallowell City Council.