Jeanne Shorey Paquette of North Yarmouth has focused her career on “finding good people good jobs.” She brought her previous experiences as a business owner, human resources professional, and Labor Commissioner for the State of Maine, to her new role as Executive Director of Auxiliary Services at the University of Southern Maine, on July 11, 2017.
With more than 20 years’ experience in human resources management, Paquette specialized in both training and management development. She first began her career in HR while living in San Diego. After returning to Maine, she held the position of vice president, human resources at Androscoggin Bank based in Lewiston, and served as the director of human resources at Creative Work Systems, a non-profit serving people with disabilities. Her background in human resources led her to found an industry-related media business in 1999, which published Employment Times, HR Times magazine and MyJobWave.com and later merged with Sun Media Group.
Paquette is a past member of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Maine’s Community College Board, Maine Development Foundation and several non-profit boards.
In June 2012, she was inducted into the Society for Human Resource Management Maine State Council’s HR Hall of Fame, which honors individuals who helped set the stage for the evolution of the human resources profession in Maine. She holds an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Dean College, Franklin, Mass., and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Kean University, Union, New Jersey.