UMaine Alumni Association Elects New Board Leaders

BOD-Officers-2016Matthew J. Ciampa and Justin P. Labonte have been elected chair and treasurer, respectively, of the University of Maine Alumni Association’s board of directors.

Ciampa, who earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in financial economics from UMaine in 2010 and 2012, is a business analyst at Pingup, a Boston-based startup. He previously worked as a senior economist at CBRE Econometric Advisors, a Boston area commercial real estate business.

Ciampa succeeds Nathan P. Briggs, who served as board chair for two years. A native of York, Maine, Ciampa now resides in Boston.

Justin Labonte of Lewiston was elected to succeed Ciampa as the association’s treasurer. After graduating from UMaine in 2010 with a degree in accounting and business management, Labonte worked as a senior associate at Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Office in Boston. He recently earned his MBA at Harvard Business School and in the fall will be joining Emerson Electric Co., a Fortune 500 company based in suburban St. Louis.

In addition to Ciampa’s and Labonte’s elections, eight other UMaine alumni have been elected to the association’s 20-member board. They are:

  • William M. Beaudoin of Boston (Class of 2008), an attorney with the international firm Ropes & Gray.
  • Danielle Burke Ahern of Bangor (2000), a vice president with Bangor Savings Bank.
  • Gustavo Burkett of Dedham, Mass. (2002 and 2005), director of student involvement at Boston College.
  • John Ferland of Cumberland (1976), vice president of project development at Ocean Renewable Power Co. of Portland and president of its subsidiary, ORPC Solutions.
  • Steven W. Hewins of South Portland (1977), a business consultant and former travel industry executive.
  • Elizabeth Jarrell of Cambridge, Mass. (2005), communications director for Massachusetts General Hospital’s Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds.
  • John P. Lalumiere of Watertown, Mass. (2007), manager of corporate financial planning and analysis for inVentiv Health of Burlington, Mass.
  • Julia Munsey of Bangor (2002), a public relations specialist and partner at Dougherty Project Management of Bangor.

Founded in 1875, the University of Maine Alumni Association is dedicated to advancing and advocating for the best interests of the University of Maine and its former, current, and future students. The association has more than 107,000 members living in 50 states and 112 countries.