Governor Announces Nominations for University of Maine System Board of Trustees, Maine Maritime Academy Trustees

August 2, 2010

AUGUSTA – Governor John E. Baldacci today nominated two people for appointment to the University of Maine System Board of Trustees and one person for appointment to the Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees.

The Governor has nominated Kurt Adams of Yarmouth for appointment to the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. The Governor also has nominated Marjorie Medd of Norway for reappointment.

Adams is Vice President for First Wind, an independent wind energy company. Before joining First Wind, he was the chairman of the Maine Public Utilities Commission and Governor Baldacci’s Chief Legal Counsel. He received his law degree from the University of Maine School of Law.

In addition to serving on the Board of Trustees for five years, Medd served for 10 years on the State Board of Education and has a long career of public service.

The Governor is also nominating Morten Arntzen of New Canaan, Conn., for appointment to the Maine Maritime Board of Trustees.

Arntzen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Overseas Shipbuilding Group. Before joining his current company, Arntzen was the CEO for American Marine Advisors Inc., a U.S.-based merchant banking firm specializing in maritime industry merger and acquisition advisory work.

The nominations will be considered by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

A Senate confirmation hearing is scheduled for Aug. 25.