ASHLEIGH BRIGGS – Business Advisor, Bangor office
Ashleigh is a Business Advisor for the Maine Small Business Development Center, providing one-on-one business counseling in the Bangor area. She has a long history of working for, managing, and owning small businesses and has a passion for helping others fulfill their own dreams of owning their own successful business. Most recently, Ashleigh ran an operations consulting company that focused on helping businesses identify and deploy technology that promotes operational efficiencies and improve bottom lines. She received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and minor in Political Science from the University of Maine.
ANNA BROWN – Resource Development and Strategy Advisor
Anna Brown is CEI’s Resource Development and Strategy Advisor, charged with enabling more effective, well-resourced programs for the organization. Passionate about social and economic justice and environmental stewardship, Anna is an interdisciplinary practitioner with experience in inclusive urban development, resilience building, sustainable development, and philanthropy. Anna brings a decade of work with The Rockefeller Foundation, including seven years in Asia, where she managed the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN), a large, multi-country initiative. Anna also helped shape the Foundation’s approach to advancing more Inclusive Economies, developing a global strategy and leading a portfolio of research and innovation grants. In addition to Anna’s experience in philanthropy, her past work includes research with the MIT-USGS Science Impact Collaborative, a program devoted to improving the use of science in decision-making, leading the sustainable development work of the Quaker United Nations Office, and working with the water and peace unit of UNESCO. Anna serves on the Board of Extra Terrestrial Projects, an innovative equity-oriented organization focused on finding new ways to explore, understand and protect the world that surrounds us, and she runs her own consulting practice. Anna earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Brown University and a master’s in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
RYAN GREEN – Credit Analyst
Ryan joined CEI in 2018 as a Credit Analyst. He assists the lending department to underwrite and review loan requests and perform annual reviews on the existing portfolio. He also supports the financial analysis of incoming deals to CEI’s lending department. Prior to joining CEI, he worked at Seafax, Inc. for over seven years as a portfolio and credit manager within the Seafood department. Ryan has a BA in International Business and Marketing from the University of Maine, Orono.
MICHELLE RIDLON – HR Payroll and Benefits Specialist
Michelle is the HR Payroll and Benefits Specialist for CEI. She is the point person for benefits-related matters and inquiries within all of CEI. She supports the accounting team with post payroll accounting, general ledger, and benefits reconciliation. Prior to joining CEI, she spent over 15 years in HR Benefits and Payroll administration. Michelle has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Maine, Orono.