WavesMeet the DPS Leadership

Joe Reese, QPFC, AIFA®

President

Joe Reese, QPFC, AIFA®

President

Joe has been President of Downeast Pension Services since 2019. Prior to DPS, Joe was the Regional Sales Director for the Mid-Atlantic Region at Pentegra Retirement Services. He has held various management and sales positions during his 20+ years in the retirement plan industry. Joe received his BA from St. Lawrence University and holds the Qualified Plan Financial Consultant designation through the Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) and Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst designation through the Center for Fiduciary Studies.

A Bit About Joe:

What is your favorite place in Maine?

There are so many beautiful places in Maine that it’s difficult to decide. But if I had to pick one place, for now it would be in a tent, under the stars on Warren Island.

Do you have any pets?

My wife Amy and I have a 6 year old Goldendoodle named Bo.

Denise Randall, RPA

Vice-President

Denise Randall, RPA

Vice-President

Denise is VP and Director of Operations for DPS. She has been with DPS since 1998. Prior to that she worked at Key Trust Company for eight years. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and she has earned the Retirement Plans Associate designation through the Certified Employee Benefits Program. Denise is a member of the Maine Employee Benefits Council.

Phone: (207) 688-4219 ext. 12104

Email: [email protected]

A Bit About Denise:

What is your favorite place in Maine?

I have so many favorite places, it’s hard to choose one! But I have family on Little Sebago Lake in Windham, and that is one of my favorite places to be in the summer. The lake is big enough to have room to roam, but small enough that it warms up nicely in the summer. It’s a great paddle boarding lake, too!

Do you have any pets?

I am an animal lover, but currently have no pets.

Managers:

Mark Charest, RPA

Manager

Mark Charest, RPA

Manager

Mark has been with DPS since 2002. Prior to DPS, he worked in trust operations at H.M. Payson. He received his MBA at the University of Southern Maine, and earned the Retirement Plans Associate designation through the Certified Employee Benefits Program. Mark is a member of the Maine Employee Benefits Council.

Phone: (207) 688-4219 ext. 12113

Email: [email protected]

A Bit About Mark:

What is your favorite place in Maine?

My favorite place in Maine would be Mount Kineo on Moosehead Lake where I vacation with family and friends every summer.

Leander MacVane, APA

Manager

Leander MacVane, APA

Manager

Leander has been with DPS since 2009. Leander has 20+ years of experience in the retirement plan administration field. She has earned her Accredited Pension Administrator designation through National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA). Leander is a member of both NIPA and the Maine Employee Benefit Council.

Phone: (207) 688-4219 ext. 12111

Email: [email protected]

A Bit About Leander:

What is your favorite place in Maine?

My favorite place in Maine is almost anywhere along the seacoast. My favorite beach is Pine Point which provides a great flat sand packed surface for walking while taking in the ocean air - just good for the soul!

Do you have any pets?

I’m a proud owner of a young golden retriever named Zoe.