With President Brennan’s recently announced decision to retire in May 2022, Maine Maritime Academy’s Board initiated a process for hiring and transitioning his successor. As the first step in this process, AGB Search has been selected to assist with the national search for MMA’s next President.

The following information is designed to provide you with important context for the search, a timeline, and the means by which you may participate in this important process. As we move forward, updates will be shared with our community on this webpage, on social media, and via email.

Your interest, questions, and feedback will be critical as we begin to write the next chapter of Maine Maritime Academy’s history together, and we look forward to your participation throughout!

Maine Maritime Academy invites nominations and applications for the position of President. The president will work collaboratively with stakeholders to imagine the future of maritime education at MMA.

Presidential Search Profile

For best consideration, applicant materials should be received by September 26, 2021. The expected start date is May 1, 2022.

The Search Committee is comprised of individuals from across Maine Maritime Academy’s diverse community. These include members of our Board of Trustees, faculty, students, and Castine residents.

Bill FullAlumni Association President
Keith WilliamsonProvost
Mark CoteRetired faculty, former Interim Provost, Alum
Shawn BlodgettCastine Town Manager
Sue LoomisDean of Faculty
Kyle WilletteCompany Officer - Regiment of Midshipmen
Tricia CarverAssociate Director of Athletics, Coach
Bob SomervilleTrustee
Carolyn BrodskyTrustee
Earle CianchetteTrustee
Jason OneyTrustee
Miles TheemanTrustee
Morten ArntzenTrustee
Hope ThomasStudent Trustee
Carey FriedmanFaculty
Hank StewartFaculty

Maine Maritime Academy’s Board of Trustees is proud to partner with AGB Search as we search for the next President of Maine Maritime Academy. For more information about our consulting partners, please visit the AGB website.

We look forward to engaging our community as we create a new vision for our future. Listening sessions will provide critical insight into the needs of our community and we look forward to your thoughtful participation.

  • Virtual Zoom Listening Session for MMA Staff
    June 21, 2021 | 11:00 a.m.
  • Virtual Zoom Listening Session for MMA Faculty
    June 22, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.
  • Virtual Zoom Listening Session for MMA Faculty
    June 25, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.
  • Virtual Zoom Listening Session for MMA Board of Trustees
    June 21, 2021 | 4:00 p.m. | 5:00 p.m.
  • Virtual Zoom Listening Session for MMA Alumni
    June 28, 2021 | 5:00 p.m.

Please contact Janet Acker, Executive Assistant to the President, at 207-326-2220 or janet.acker@mma.edu for the session link.

Additional session dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Search Committee anticipates announcing Maine Maritime Academy’s next President in January 2022.

  • June 2021: AGB Search hosts virtual listening sessions with community
  • June 2021: Search Committee announced
  • July 2021: Search is launched
  • September 2021: Application review period begins
  • October 2021: Semi-finalist interviews begin
  • November 2021: Finalists selected and invited to MMA for campus visits
  • December 2021: Search Committee makes final recommendations to Board of Trustees
  • January 2022: MMA announces newly selected President of Maine Maritime Academy

Please note: This timeline is subject to change. Updates to this schedule will be made on this webpage and may be announced via email and social media.

If you have additional questions, please contact:

Janet Acker
Executive Assistant to the President