Maine’s Credit Unions Announce Top 3 Young & Free Maine Spokester Candidates

June 9, 2014

Maine’s Credit Unions have announced the top three candidates in their fourth search for a creative, tech-savvy individual to represent Generation Y (ages 18 to 25) as the “Spokester” (spokesperson) for their Young & Free Maine program. The finalists are: Alexis Albert, a 24-year-old from Old Orchard, Andrew Soucy, a 20-year-old from Biddeford, and Mallory Lavoie, a 24-year-old from Orono.

These finalists have now entered into the "If I were a Spokester" phase, during which they will produce a short video based on their application written statement, and provide a sample blog on a financial specific topic. These will be posted on the web site for the public vote phase, which will help determine the winner, and will take place from June 16-27 on   Upon selection, the Young & Free Maine Spokester will participate in events throughout the year, write daily blog entries and post weekly videos to the website.

“We have once again been impressed with the talent, creativity and insight from Maine’s 25-and-under crowd,” John Murphy, President/CEO of Maine Credit Union League, said. “While the competition from our field of applicants was fierce, these three candidates truly demonstrated their potential to fill this unique role, and we look forward to seeing how they apply these talents to the next phase of the competition.”

From April 2 to May 19, creative people between the ages of 18 and 25 were invited to apply for the “ultimate job” as the Young & Free Maine Spokester.  To enter, applicants were asked to write a statement describing how they would bring their creativity and skills in the Spokester position, including what personal goals, vision and expectations they would set for their term as Young & Free Maine Spokester. The program’s third Spokester, Lauren Reeves, will complete her one-year term in July.  

The search for the Young & Free Spokester is part of a greater initiative for 18 to 25 year olds called Young & Free Maine. It includes a financial headstart with an account called the Free4ME Account, designed with 18 to 25 year olds in mind. Maine is the only New England state to offer this program, which has proven successful in connecting with Gen Y in regions throughout North America.  For more information, visit