AUBURN – Good Shepherd Meals Financial institution’s board of administrators has named Heather Thompson Paquette as its subsequent president. Paquette will tackle the function of main Maine’s largest starvation reduction group in September.
“We’re excited to welcome Heather to our group,” mentioned Ben Sprague, chair of the Meals Financial institution’s board of administrators. “Heather is a confirmed crew chief and an brisk innovator who will complement our present sturdy crew and take part partnership throughout the state to execute our mission and imaginative and prescient.”
Paquette involves the Meals Financial institution after a dynamic 24-year profession with the businesses of Ahold Delhaize USA, together with 22 years at Hannaford Supermarkets. She most lately served as vice chairman, Retail Innovation Middle of Excellence, with Retail Enterprise Companies, a companies firm for Ahold Delhaize USA manufacturers. Previous to her most up-to-date place, Paquette served as vice chairman, retail operations, for the state of Maine and vice chairman, retail companies, for Hannaford Supermarkets. A passionate chief and learner, Paquette helped champion fairness, range, and inclusion efforts inside her roles at earlier employers, together with serving as the chief sponsor for the PRIDE Enterprise Useful resource Group throughout her time at Retail Enterprise Companies.
“It’s an unbelievable honor, and I’m very humbled to affix a corporation targeted on giving again to our communities and dealing to finish starvation every single day,” mentioned Paquette. “Having labored in meals retailing for greater than 20 years, I’ve seen firsthand the challenges of meals insecurity, the influence on households, and the robust selections households make every single day in feeding these they love. I stay up for constructing on the unbelievable success Good Shepherd Meals Financial institution has achieved below Kristen Miale’s management and dealing alongside our Maine communities to eradicate starvation.”
Along with her skilled expertise, Paquette additionally brings intensive neighborhood service as a past-president of the March of Dimes board of administrators, board member of the Boys & Ladies Membership of Southern Maine, and co-chair of United Manner of Southern Maine Tocqueville Society.
After rising up in Biddeford, Paquette acquired her bachelor of science from the College of Southern Maine in enterprise administration with a focus in finance. She acquired a certificates in govt management from Northwestern College’s Kellogg Faculty of Administration and a certificates within the Meals Government Program at Cornell College. Paquette now resides in Scarborough together with her husband and two kids.