October 26, 2014: At the 107th Annual Meeting of the New England Inns and Resorts Association (NEIRA), Jean Ginn Marvin, Innkeeper at The Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine, was elected President of the Board. Marvin commented, “It is such an honor to be chosen the leader of the most respected, influential hospitality organization in New England. I look forward to furthering NEIRA’s mission of driving awareness, increasing profitability and occupancy for independent properties throughout New England.”
Marvin’s career in hospitality began in 1999, when she was named Director of Sales at The Nonantum Resort. After 5 years in that position, she was promoted to her current job as Innkeeper. She is currently on the Executive Committee of the Maine Innkeepers Association, and on the Executive Committee of the Maine Community College System Board. Marvin is a former Representative to The Maine Legislature, a former Town Councilor in Cape Elizabeth and member of several town commissions.
Marvin has chaired the Southern Maine Community College Foundation Board; Portland Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees; South Portland Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees; Maine State Ethics Commission; Portland Conservatory of Music and The Maine Movers. She has also served as Treasurer on the Maine Heritage Policy Board (MHPC), as well as the Maine Educational Services Board (MES).
Marvin and her husband of over 30 years, Bob, are the proud parents of three and grandparents of one, with another grandchild arriving in January. In her spare time, Marvin enjoys training for triathlons and is a member of the Casco Bay Concert Band, where she plays the euphonium.
New England Inns & Resorts Association (NEIRA) is a collection of more than 275 of New England’s most distinctive independently owned and operated lodging properties. The association’s website (www.newenglandinnsandresorts.com) is a rich resource for travelers to Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island and Connecticut, with area information and a quick reservations widget for one-stop comparison shopping and booking directly from the site.