Maine Maritime Academy (MMA), Castine, Me. has hired Richard Rosen as its Vice President for Financial and Institutional Services, following a national search.
Rosen brings over 30 years of experience to the position, with a background that incudes small business ownership and a long history of service to the State of Maine. Most recently, Rosen was commissioner of the Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services (DAFS) with responsibility for the state budget,1,200 employees, IT, procurement, and facilities, a role he assumed after spending two decades in the legislative and executive branches of state government. During that time, he also owned and operated a successful business in his hometown of Bucksport, Me..
“Richard brings a wealth of experience to the academy. His sensible approach and his familiarity with the workings of our community – on both local and statewide levels – give him a unique perspective and both our institution and our students have already greatly benefited from his direction,” noted academy president Dr. William J. Brennan.
A graduate of the University of Maine in business and finance, Rosen currently serves as a board member of the Retail Association of Maine, a trustee for Northern Light Acadia Hospital, and a Commissioner on the Maine Indian Tribal State Commission (MITSC).
As Vice President for Financial and Institutional Services, Rosen oversees the financial operations, facilities, human resources, and auxiliary operations for Maine Maritime Academy.