Baker Newman Noyes Announces Promotions in Maine and New Hampshire

Baker Newman Noyes (BNN), a nationally recognized top 100 accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce five promotions in its Portland, Maine, and Manchester, New Hampshire offices.    

“I am excited to recognize and promote these individuals for their dedication, hard work, and contributions to our team,” said Managing Principal Dayton Benway. “They each embody our core values – delivering exceptionally responsive service, winning as a team, and caring about others. I am proud to work alongside them and look forward to great things from each of them as their careers continue to grow.”  

Gilda Bryand, of Portland, Maine, was promoted to Associate Director of Tax Operations. She joined the firm in 2015, having previously worked for many years in the telecommunications industry. Bryand is responsible for supervising administrative staff assigned to the tax practice and managing the entire administrative tax function at the firm. Bryand earned her bachelor’s degree in human services from the University of Rhode Island.  

Kate Hickey, of Portland, Maine, was promoted to Director of Real Estate and Compliance. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing all real estate and facilities activities within the firm. In collaboration with members of leadership, she is also responsible for risk management and overseeing compliance related matters. Hickey joined BNN in 2022. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Bowdoin College, and a master’s degree in education from DePaul University.  

Jennifer Fontaine, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was promoted to Senior Manager of Office Administration. Fontaine joined BNN in 2011 and is responsible for maintaining office systems, facilities, and supervising office administrative assistants who provide exceptional client service experience in each of our five locations. She is originally from central Maine and has earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and a master’s degree in business administration from Husson University.  

The following employees were also promoted: Justin Eck, has been promoted to Senior in the assurance practice; River Mullan has been promoted to Senior in the information systems and risk assurance practice.   

BNN is ranked as a top 100 firm by Accounting Today and INSIDE Public Accounting and has received a Best of Accounting award for superior client service for six consecutive years. Throughout New England and beyond, BNN is known for their specialized knowledge and experience, award-winning client service, and collaborative approach. The firm is led by 42 principals across five offices in New England. They are an independent member of HLB, a dynamic international advisory and accounting network.