Jeanne St. Pierre Named Director of Legislative and Constituent Services at Maine Department of Labor Bookmark and Share

August 24, 2015

Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009

AUGUSTA?The Maine Department of Labor is pleased to announce the hiring of Jeanne St. Pierre as the Director of Legislative and Constituent Services in the Office of the Commissioner.

In this position, St. Pierre will provide lead response to constituent concerns directed to the department as well as serve as the rulemaking liaison and assist with special projects and operations.

Most recently, St. Pierre served in the Office of Governor Paul R. LePage where she managed the Governor?s schedule.

Prior to joining the Governor?s staff, she worked for the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development for 16 years serving in a variety of capacities including the director of tax incentive programs, policy development specialist, and development project officer within the Office of Business Development. She began her State government career in 1988 with the Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of the Budget. Prior to that time she was employed in the banking industry.

An Augusta native, Jeanne holds an AS in Professional Studies from Thomas College.

?We are pleased to have Jeanne join the Department of Labor,? said Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette. ?She brings with her tremendous knowledge of Maine?s economic development system as well as state government. Her expertise will be an important contribution as we work to make Maine more competitive and address our workforce challenges. ?

St. Pierre expressed her enthusiasm to become part of the team at the Department of Labor. ?I?m excited to join the department. This position will be a challenging and rewarding opportunity for me,? she said. "Through my previous responsibilities at DECD, I had the pleasure of collaborating with the Department of Labor on Maine?s economic and workforce needs. I look forward to serving in this new role, utilizing my experience to assist the agency with its mission and commitment to Maine employers and its residents.?

St. Pierre joined the department Aug. 10, 2015. She will work closely with Commissioner Paquette, Deputy Commissioner Richard Freund, and Julie Rabinowitz, whose responsibilities have been expanded to include the development of legislation as the director of policy, operations and communication.

The mission of the Maine Department of Labor is to promote the safety and economic wellbeing of all individuals and businesses in Maine by promoting independence and lifelong learning, by fostering economic stability and by ensuring the safe and fair treatment of all people on the job.