Jayne Giles for State Senate
Jayne Crosby Giles is a Belfast native who has lived most of her life in Waldo County. Professionally, Jayne has a 30-year career as a small business lender and banker. In recent years, Jayne has devoted herself to non-profit work. From 2010-2016, she was the CEO of MaineStream Finance, a nonprofit community development bank providing loans and financial services in rural Maine communities. Prior to, she held senior management positions at Camden National, Key Bank and Machias Savings Bank. Today, she offers financial and grant writing services to nonprofits.
Jayne is a proven advocate for Maine’s small businesses. In 2016, she was named the Financial Services Champion for Maine and New England by the US Small Business Administration (SBA). She is also a past recipient of the SBA's Women Business Advocate award for Maine. Jayne is a former Chair of the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME), member of the Maine SBA Advisory Council, and President of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce.
Jayne holds a BA in Economics from Wellesley College. She completed graduate work at the University of Delaware/Stonier Graduate School of Banking, graduating with honors. Her thesis titled “Bank Services for the Smallest Companies” won a national writing contest.
A dedicated volunteer, Jayne is a member of the following: Waldo County YMCA Board, Coastal Healthcare Alliance Advisory Council and Belfast Rotary Club. She serves on two state-wide, nonprofit boards: Northeast Delta Dental of Maine and Maine Association of Non-Profits (MANP). Jayne is a past board member for Waldo County General Hospital and the Abnaki Girl Scout Council, plus, she has served on the following City of Belfast Committees: Business Development, Retail Review, and CDBG funding review.
Jayne is married and lives in Belfast with her husband, Mike Giles, the owner of small business, Atlantic Insurance & Benefits. Together, they have three grown children and two grandchildren.
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