Board Director, Central Maine Healthcare
VP, Finance & Administration and Treasurer, Bates College – Strategy – Higher Education – Nonprofits
Geoff Swift joined the Bates staff in 2014 to oversee the finance, facilities, dining and human resource functions at the college, including oversight of the annual budget process and the production of annual audited financial reports. He came to Bates after 10 years at Harvard University where he spent five years as the budget director at the Harvard Business School before moving to Harvard Law School for more than five years as the associate dean for finance and the chief financial officer. In roles outside of higher education, Geoff worked in economic consulting and merchant banking. He earned his B.A. from Amherst College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
In addition to time with the CMH board, Geoff is also on the investment committee of a local foundation improving the lives of people in Maine. Several of Geoff’s family members work in healthcare, and he has developed a deep appreciation for caregivers throughout any healthcare organization from his father’s 30-year experience with a traumatic brain injury.
As a Central Maine Healthcare Board Director, Geoff has strong essential competencies including: Experience governing or leading an organization through financially challenging environment/industry in transition, financial/accounting expertise and leadership experience in larger not-for-profit or public sector entity.