Jeff Marks

ClimateWork Maine has named Jeff Marks as its first executive director. He brings more than 20 years of experience to his role at the Portland-based organization, a network of businesses and business leaders working to address climate change and build a more sustainable economy. Marks’ previous roles include work with E2Tech and most recently, Acadia Center, an organization that develops strategic alliances for systemic clean-energy solutions.

Johnathan Malloy

Johnathan Malloy has been hired as a project manager at St. Germain, an environmental compliance and engineering firm in Westbrook. In his new role, he will lead and design site development projects, working closely with the firm’s clients. Malloy brings a variety of field and project engineering experience to his new role, including urban redevelopment, bridge construction, utility work and accessibility upgrades to public right-of-ways. He is a licensed professional engineer in 40 states and is certified in concrete and asphalt inspection.

The Genesis Community Loan Fund has hired Elyse Tipton as communications director and Gigi Guyton-Thompson as a loan officer/portfolio manager. Before joining the Brunswick-based community development financial institution, Tipton held communications and development director positions in Maine with Defend Our Health, the Center for Grieving Children and Maine Audubon, and also worked for organizations in Washington, D.C. Guyton-Thompson previously served for 14 years with New Ventures Maine, and was the organization’s microenterprise specialist for Cumberland and York counties and later microenterprise development manager. She is a certified business adviser of the New England Professional Development Group.


The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has promoted Nancy McBrady to deputy commissioner. Since 2019, she had served as director of the department’s Bureau of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources. Before joining DACF, she was the executive director of the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine. Craig Lapine was promoted to McBrady’s former role, as director of the bureau. Lapine had served as special assistant to DACF Commissioner Amanda Beal since 2020. Previously, he ran an agricultural education and food access organization for 18 years. Jo D. Saffeir is DACF’s newly appointed special assistant to the commissioner. Saffeir has deep experience in the natural resources and conservation fields and formerly was executive director of the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund. In addition, Shane Miller is Baxter State Park’s new lands manager, leading all aspects of the park’s Scientific Forest Management Area, with a focus on long-term sustainability and scientifically sound silviculture.



Katahdin Bankshares Corp., the Houlton-based parent company of Katahdin Trust Co., has named Benjamin D. Carlisle and Julie A. Libby to the corporation’s board of directors. Carlisle is president of Prentiss & Carlisle, a family-owned forest resource and timberland management firm headquartered in Bangor. Before joining P&C, Carlisle spent 13 years in the Boston area working in the finance, technology and analytics consulting fields. He holds an MBA from Babson College and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Hamilton College. Libby is retired from the asset management industry and a professional career in New York City. Her most recent roles included serving as senior vice president at OppenheimerFunds Inc. and president and chief operating officer of OFI Private Investments LLC. She is a graduate of the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and is also a former certified public accountant.

The newly formed board of directors for ClimateWork Maine will be chaired by Doug McKeown, former CEO and current board chair of Maine engineering and consulting firm Woodard & Curran. The ClimateWork Maine board has named as vice chair Lydia Covert, corporate sustainability director for Unum Group, an international provider of workplace benefits and services.

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