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Baker Newman Noyes announces five senior promotions in Maine

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PORTLAND — Baker Newman Noyes (BNN), one of the nation’s top 100 accounting and advisory firms, recently shared news of five senior promotions in its Portland office, effective July 1.

Mike Bailey of Saco was promoted to manager in the audit practice. He earned his bachelor’s degree in financial economics, with a minor in accounting, summa cum laude, from the University of Maine and joined the firm in 2014. Bailey specializes in serving financial institutions and employee benefit plans.

Megan Elliott of Portland was promoted to manager in the tax practice. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with concentrations in accounting and finance, from the University of Maine. Prior to joining the firm in June 2015 as a member of the private client services group, Elliott interned in the tax practice during the 2015 busy season.

Kelly Pelletier, JD, of Windham was promoted to manager in the tax practice. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northeastern University in 2012 and her juris doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2015. Pelletier has been with the firm since September 2015 and focuses on serving high-net-worth individuals, with a specialty in fiduciary income, estate, and gift taxes. She serves as a board member for the Maine Estate Planning Council and Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine (SASSMM).

Zachary Porter, CISA, of Scarborough was promoted to manager in the risk and business advisory practice. Porter, an Honors College graduate, earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in finance, summa cum laude, from the University of Maine. He specializes in systems assurance services for both public and private banks and financial institutions. Porter joined the firm in July 2015.

Lisa Varela of Falmouth was promoted to associate director of tax operations. Prior to taking this role, she served as the executive assistant to BNN’s managing principal for 10 years. Varela brings many years of industry and institutional knowledge to this new role.

About Baker Newman Noyes

Baker Newman Noyes is one of the nation’s top 100 accounting and advisory firms with offices throughout New England in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The firm supports a variety of clients with a special focus on banking and financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, not-for-profit, public sector entities and privately held and family-owned businesses. Baker Newman Noyes is an independent member of Baker Tilly International. bnncpa.com