Jesse Moriarity is the owner of JM Innovates, a consulting firm headquartered in Bangor, Maine focused on creative approaches to fundraising including capital campaigns, management coaching, board development, marketing, and more.
Before starting her own company, Jesse spent nearly eight years at the Heart of Maine United Way, most recently as the Chief Operating & Experience Officer. Her responsibilities included fundraising, marketing, events, daily operations, and donor experience. Under her management United Way raised $15.8 million, elevating the brand and reputation of the organization including a complete name change and rebranding, surprised and delighted donors, delivered awesome one-of-a-kind experiences like Wingfest Maine and helped to build an incredible team. She completely overhauled operations and set them up for successful expansion and growth. Jesse's passion has even brought the HOPEFUL message to Bangor and points far beyond with even more Hopeful signs on the horizon.
Prior to United Way, Jesse worked for the University of Maine running their incubator programs and helping thousands of entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground. Jesse is an Innovation Engineering Black Belt, a member of the Bangor Rotary and Treasurer of its Board, and a founding member of Story Slam Bangor. When not at work she enjoys staying fit, skiing both downhill and cross country, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family including her husband and three sons.