BANGOR, Maine — Starboard Leadership Consulting has announced that Noreen G. Norton has joined the firm as an Economic Development Consultant.
Norton becomes an integral member of the Starboard Consulting Economic Development Team, which includes Rudman Winchell attorney Erik Stumpfel, Kathryn Hunt and Jeffery Wahlstrom.
With more than 20 years of economic development experience in the public and private sectors, she has led a wide range of projects generating economic growth, advancing community development and creating alliances that benefit both business and public entity interests. Her work has focused strongly on tax increment financing (TIF), downtown development, and economic development strategic planning. Her expertise is also sought regarding organizational structuring, group facilitation, tax impact analysis, marketing and business management.
Noreen has secured approval of tax increment financing (TIF) districts throughout Maine ranging from county-wide projects to small business expansions, including commercial, downtown, and residential projects.
Serving six years on the Maine Downtown Center Advisory Council, Noreen is utilized as an Economic Development expert for new Main Street and Network communities. She also served as Director of Augusta’s Capital Riverfront Improvement District; as Executive Director of the Gardiner Board of Trade and was a charter member of the Augusta Development Commission, chairing its Downtown Committee. Noreen has conducted numerous economic and business development workshops. She is distinguished past-president of the Augusta Kiwanis Club.
Noreen holds an M.B.A. from the University of Maine and a Bachelor’s degree in from the University of Wisconsin. She lives with her husband in Clinton, Maine.