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  • Baker Newman Noyes announces promotions in Maine and New Hampshire

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


    About Baker Newman Noyes

    Baker Newman Noyes (BNN), one of the top 100 tax, assurance, and advisory firms in the nation, fosters strong, personal relationships through timely advice that helps clients achieve their goals. BNN’s professionals are entrusted by organizations and individuals to deliver effective accounting and financial solutions with diligence, vision, and responsiveness. The firm draws on deep experience and fosters collaboration between practice groups to find solutions to any situation, with a focus on banking and financial services, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing and commercial, nonprofit, professional services, real estate and construction, public sector entities and privately held and family-owned businesses.

    With a Net Promoter® Score of 80, BNN has received the Best of Accounting™ Award from independent research firm ClearlyRated for providing superior client service for the past six consecutive years. BNN serves clients globally from its headquarters in Portland, Maine, and full-service offices in downtown Boston and Woburn, Mass., and Manchester and Portsmouth, N.H. BNN is an independent member of HLB – the global advisory and accounting network. Follow BNN on
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