Casco Bay Island Transit District (Casco Bay Lines) is pleased to announce that Laurie Bowie has been hired as Director of Finance and Human Resources. With her extensive experience in financial management, staff development, strategic planning and human resources, Laurie brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role.
Prior to joining Casco Bay Lines, Laurie most recently served as the Director of Finance & Administration at the Maine Development Foundation, a membership organization that aims to drive sustainable, long-term economic growth for the State of Maine. Laurie has also served in various leadership positions at the Alzheimer’s Association, including Executive Director, Director of Operations, and Director of Finance, HR & IT. In these roles, she oversaw and advised the daily management of the non-profit organization, directed human resources, and evaluated community impact. Her experience in financial management, internal planning, and human resource development will be invaluable as Casco Bay Lines continues to evolve and strengthen its operations.
“Laurie’s extensive experience in finance and human resources, combined with her proven track record of implementing effective, collaborative, and streamlined administrative systems, makes her an excellent addition to the Casco Bay Lines team,” said Hank Berg, General Manager. “We look forward to the contributions she will make in support of our mission to serve our passengers on Casco Bay.”
As Director, Laurie will oversee all financial and human resource functions for Casco Bay Lines, including budgeting, financial reporting, and employee development. She will also work closely with the executive team to identify opportunities for growth, manage employee policies and processes, and support the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors.
“I am thrilled to join the Casco Bay Lines team,” said Laurie. “This transit district has a long history of providing safe, reliable, and vital transportation services to the residents of the Casco Bay islands and the surrounding communities, and I look forward to aiding in its continued success.”