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University of Maine Foundation Launching Search for President, CEO

The University of Maine Foundation has hired a national firm, AGB Search of Washington, D.C., to manage the recruitment and selection process for the replacement of president and CEO Amos E. Orcutt, who is retiring in 2012.

Jim Lanier, who will guide the search, joined AGB (the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges) as senior fellow for Board Education and Consulting in 2005 to create the AGB Consulting Group.  Working with Lanier will be Jamie Ferrare, senior vice president of AGB and principal of AGB Search.

“AGB Search was chosen from a number of highly qualified firms to assist us with the search,” says Darryl Brown, chair of the search committee. “We are pleased that AGB Search is on board to help our committee with this important undertaking.”

In addition to Brown, the search committee includes University of Maine President Paul Ferguson, UMaine Alumni Association chair Kurt Marston and Foundation board members David Austin, Patricia Dunn, Carroll Lee and John Simpson.

Orcutt, who announced in October his intent to retire in the new year, has been with the Foundation since June 1990. The Foundation plans to have its new president/CEO on board by July 1, 2012.

Contact: Darryl Brown, (207) 581-5100

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