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Bruce Wagner
Chief Executive Officer
Finance Authority of Maine
P.O. Box 949, 5 Community Drive
Augusta, ME 04332-0949
(207) 620-3502

Bruce Wagner serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME), having been nominated by Governor Paul LePage and confirmed by a unanimous vote of the Maine Senate in February of 2014. Under his leadership, FAME has aggressively pursued its vision to create good paying jobs for the citizens of Maine by working at the nexus of education and economic development. FAME administers the country’s fifth largest 529 plan and deploys extensive resources into financial literacy, FAFSA completion, and student loan programs that help develop Maine’s future workforce.

Mr. Wagner has a strong and comprehensive background in business management, development, and renewal, having served as W.R. Grace’s President of the Darex Container Products Division, as Chief Executive Officer at Barber Foods, and as Chief Financial Officer at Martin’s Point Health Care. A graduate of Lafayette College, he has completed advanced management programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at INSEAD, the French international business school. Mr. Wagner directed the MIT-affiliated Center for Quality Management, where he worked with companies as diverse as the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Analog Devices, and Martin’s Point Health Care to develop and deploy business strategies and processes that deliver superior business performance. He subsequently founded Traverse CEO, LLC, a business consulting firm specializing in rescuing and renewing businesses. In his role at Traverse, he helped to rebuild Barber Foods in Portland and save Maine jobs, and also helped Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent to create a new operating plan that allowed the hospital to obtain critical financing for a new biomass boiler system. Mr. Wagner has served on the Board of Directors of Woodard & Curran, Mercy Hospital, the Portland Community Health Center, and the Maine State Chamber of Commerce.

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