Yestramski named interim vice president, chief business officer for UMaine

Joanne Yestramski, CPA, recently retired senior vice chancellor of finance, operations and strategic planning at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, has been named interim vice president and chief business officer for the University of Maine and its regional campus, the University of Maine at Machias. This appointment is effective Nov. 4.

Joanne will fill the position of Claire Strickland, who is retiring as chief business officer after a 45-year career at UMaine.

Joanne has more than 25 years of experience in higher education, first at Bentley College as vice president of finance and treasurer beginning in 1996, and as chief financial officer and treasurer for the University of Maine System from 2001–08. She joined UMass Lowell in 2008. 

“I am so excited to be joining UMaine as interim VP and chief business officer,” says Yestramski, who holds an MBA from Texas A&M University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UMass Lowell. “I could never imagine having this opportunity once again — making a contribution to the great state of Maine, my home state, and the alma mater of my father and many other relatives and siblings.”