Bookham joins Allen Insurance and Financial
Camden — Dan Bookham of Rockland has joined Allen Insurance and Financial's business insurance department. He will be based in the company's Camden office.
Born, raised, and educated in Britain, Bookham moved to Maine in 1995 and has spent his working career in the Pine Tree State, living or working in Bar Harbor, Camden, Belfast and Rockland.
Bookham was the executive director of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce January 2009 to September 2012.
"For all of his business career, Dan has developed a special expertise in a wide range of areas. His skill in building collaborative relationships and in small business development will allow him to serve our business clients well," said Michael Pierce, Allen Insurance and Financial president, in a news release. "We are glad to welcome him aboard."
In the community, Bookham serves on the boards of the Penobscot Bay YMCA, Lifeflight of Maine Foundation, United Mid-Coast Charities, the Camden Windjammer Festival and the Penobscot Bay Rendezvous Power & Sail Regatta; as a Coastal Mountains Land Trust Fundraising Pathfinder; as a member of the Advisory Board of the Camden Conference; on the Dragon Cement Community Advisory Panel, Pen Bay Health Care Strategic Planning Committee, as a Pen Bay Healthcare Ambassador, and as a member of America's Edge (a nationwide organization advocating for investment in early childhood development and education).
Bookham holds a bachelor's degree in modern history from the University of North London, England and is a graduate of the inaugural Midcoast Leadership Academy class (2006-2007) at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center.
In 2010, Bookham was the first serving executive director of the chamber to be recognized with its community service award, and in 2011 was named the Maine Chamber Executive of the Year and was awarded the University of Maine Midcoast Leadership Academy Jim Patterson Award for outstanding performance by an MLA graduate.
At Allen Insurance and Financial, Bookham is participating in the company's education program as he studies for the Maine licensing exam for property and casualty insurance.
When not working, Bookham, his wife Jessie, daughter Scout and their two rambunctious dogs enjoy making the most of all the cultural and outdoor activities the Midcoast has to offer.