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YMCA of Southern Maine Welcomes New CFO, James Dowd

Published 08.18.15

PORTLAND, ME – The YMCA of Southern Maine has recently added Chief Financial Officer, James Dowd, to its senior leadership team.

James comes to the YMCA of Southern Maine from Washington, D.C. where he was the CFO for a public relations and strategic communications company.  In 2013, he was a finalist for CFO of the year by Washington Business Journal.   James received his BA in Mathematics from Cornell University and has two Masters Degrees, including an MBA from Georgetown University. 

“We are excited to have James join our team and elevate our financial management, supporting our work to execute our long-term organizational goals” said Helen Breña, YMCA of Southern Maine CEO.

“I feel privileged to be working at the YMCA of Southern Maine. The impact the Y has in our community is remarkable and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.  I look forward to using my previous experience and education to help further our work” said James Dowd, YMCA of Southern Maine CFO.

About the YMCA of Southern Maine: The YMCA of Southern Maine is committed to building strong kids, individuals, families, and communities through programs and services that promote a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, regardless of ability to pay. Its four branches and 12 before-and-after-school sites serve over 16,000 individuals. This year, it is expected that over $1,400,000 in financial assistance will be provided to 8,000 youth, individuals, and families to ensure participation in all YMCA programs, with 1 out of every 3 members receiving some form of financial assistance. Last year, 29,000 people, including 6,228 children, were involved in active and healthy living activities at the YMCA of Southern Maine.To learn more, please visit http://www.ymcaofsouthernmaine.org/.

For further information please contact Sarah Leighton at YMCA of Southern Maine at (207) 874-1111