Geremy Chubbuck named 2018 Outstanding Professional Employee

Geremy Chubbuck
Geremy Chubbuck

Geremy Chubbuck, associate executive director of facilities management for maintenance and operations, has been named the 2018 Outstanding Professional Employee by the University of Maine Professional Employees Advisory Council (PEAC).

The award is based on a professional employee’s demonstrated dedication to serving others and creating a better campus environment; the highest level of professional services and standards; and community engagement on and off campus.

Award winners receive $1,000 in recognition of their contributions, and are honored at the Employee Recognition and Awards Luncheon, this year being held at 11 a.m. April 2 in Wells Conference Center.

Chubbuck, a UMaine alumnus, has been a member of UMaine’s professional staff since 2008. As associate executive director of facilities management, he is responsible for the maintenance and operations activities of campus buildings, grounds and infrastructure. He oversees a staff of approximately 200 full-time employees and upward of 60 students, depending on the time of the year.

In his multiple letters of support for the award, Chubbuck was cited for his leadership, work ethic, professionalism, conscientiousness and dedication to the UMaine community. He also shares his expertise as a member of many campus committees, including UMaine’s emergency operations center, Commencement committee and snow team.

Chubbuck is recognized for the leadership and support he provides to his facilities management team members, and his commitment to the health and safety of visitors and members of the UMaine community.

“He never makes a decision or recommendation without first thinking of the students, staff and visitors to UMaine,” noted a colleague.

The appearance and functionality of the state’s largest campus and Maine’s research university are due to Chubbuck and the Office of Facilities Management teams. That includes the logistics of events that attract thousands — from prospective student events and Maine Hello to Commencement ceremonies. Because of his experience, attention to detail and problem-solving skills, Chubbuck also is a resource for others on campuses in the University of Maine System. He also serves on the Orono Planning Board.

“He’s really here for all of us, and proves that every day through his public support of our departments or through the quiet actions he and his crew perform,” said another colleague.