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Jason W. Thomas

Director, Financial Development Services

About Jason

Jason Thomas is the Director of Financial Development Services at Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), a Maine-based community development financial institution with a mission to build just, vibrant and climate-resilient futures for people and communities in Maine and rural regions by integrating finance, business expertise and policy solutions in ways that make the economy work more equitably. He is a member of NeighborWorks America’s Financial Capability Advisory Committee, the Northern Regional Management Advisory Committee, and the Midcoast Maine Ca$h Coalition.

As CEI’s Financial Development Services Director, Jason oversees a staff of counselors and coaches who provide HUD-certified and NeighborWorks America compliant assistance in the areas of homebuyer education, pre and post-purchase counseling, financial capability coaching, and reverse mortgage counseling. In addition, Jason is CEI’s primary foreclosure intervention and prevention counselor, assisting Maine homeowners determine and implement plans to help them retain their homes whenever possible. CEI’s FDS area works with MaineHousing in implementation of the Maine Homeowner Assistance Fund and also collaborates with Maine’s ten resident-owned manufactured housing communities on financial capability coaching and a matched savings program.

Prior to working at CEI, Jason filled a number of roles at Bank of America and MBNA America, both in and outside of the State of Maine.


  • St. Joseph’s College (ME)
    • B.S., Communications
    • B.S., Business Administration
Get To Know Jason
What was your first job?

Custodial Services, China Schools

What is something you dislike, but wish you loved?

Futbol (Soccer)

What book, film, tv show or album do you return to again and again?

The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King

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