PORTLAND – Bernstein Shur, one of northern New Englandâ€™s largest law firms, announced today that attorney and shareholder Arnold Macdonald has been elected president of the Board of Directors for the Maine Academy of Modern Music (MAMM). Based in Portland, Maine, the academy is a non-profit musical arts school for students of all ages.
In his new role as president, Macdonald will preside over the nine-member board, which governs and supports operations and fundraising for MAMM. He has been involved with the academy since its start in 2007, serving as a board member and helping the school to acquire its nonprofit status.
â€śArnold provided the school with the guidance and assistance that we needed to bring our vision to fruition,â€ť said Jeff Shaw, MAMM Executive Director / Founder. â€śHis dedication to the academy has been invaluable from the start, and we are grateful that he will be expanding his contributions to provide leadership for our programs.â€ť
MAMM is a family affair for Macdonald â€“ both he and his sons have been involved with learning programs at the academy. â€śI have watched my sons and others grow and flourish through the MAMM experience, which now includes not only lessons and performance but opportunities to record and promote their bands,â€ť said Macdonald. â€śI have also been very impressed with the boardâ€™s dedication to the students and to developing scholarship programs to make the school available to a broad range of Maine youth.
Macdonald is a member of the business law, construction, and real estate practice groups at Bernstein Shur. He was elected chair of the Maine State Bar Associationâ€™s Business Law Section for 2005 and 2006, and was the president of the Maine Bar Foundation in 2009.
A resident of Freeport, Maine, Macdonald is a member of Associated Contractors of Maine and a past president of the Freeport Conservation Trust. He received his J.D. from the University of Denver School of Law in 1985 and his B.A., cum laude, from Bowdoin College in 1981.
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