Ellie Baker (LL.M. '80) honored with the American Heart Associationís 2013 Crystal Heart Award

03.13.13

Source: Baker Newman Noyes

PORTLAND, ME  –  Baker Newman Noyes’ managing principal, Ellie Baker, and her husband, Tom Saturley, president and owner of Tranzon Auction Properties, were honored earlier today with the American Heart Association’s 2013 Crystal Heart Award for their continued support and promotion of the organization’s mission.  
 
The 8th annual Go Red for Women Luncheon and Educational Forum was hosted by the American Heart Association at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland. The goal of the luncheon was to educate the local community about women’s heart health and to raise funds in support of awareness, research and community programs to combat cardiovascular diseases among women.   
 
Baker and Saturley are both very involved in the community and with many charitable organizations, including the American Heart Association. Saturley has served as auctioneer for the American Heart Association.
 
“Tom and I are honored to receive this award, especially here in our own backyard.  We love Maine and strongly support all efforts to keep our neighbors healthy and to prevent heart disease, which is still the leading cause of death for women,” said Baker.
 
The Go Red For Women Luncheon is presented nationally by Macy’s and Merck and locally by Maine Goes Red statewide partner Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.
 
“Ellie and Tom are dedicated to their own heart health and to promoting healthier lifestyles within our communities, and we could not have been more proud to present this award to them today,” said Carrie Fortino, executive director for American Heart Association of Maine. “Women - mothers, sisters, friends - are dying at the rate of one per minute due to heart disease. We applaud Ellie and Tom for their efforts in combating this devastating disease.”
 
Photo Caption
Saturley (right) and Baker (left), husband and wife, are seen here at the American Heart Association’s 2013 Crystal Heart Award ceremony. Baker is co-founder and managing principal at Baker Newman Noyes, and Saturley is president and owner of Tranzon Auction Properties.  The couple lives in Cape Elizabeth and was chosen for the award thanks to their commitment to fighting heart disease, which is the leading killer of women in the United States. Photo courtesy of American Heart Association and Michael Berube of Good Photos.

About the Award Winners
Community activists Tom Saturley and Ellie Baker, husband and wife, were honored with the American Heart Association’s 2013 Crystal Heart Award for their continued support and promotion of the organization’s mission.  The couple is committed to fighting heart disease and, in addition, is involved in numerous charitable organizations within the State of Maine.  The couple and their daughter, Hannah, live in Cape Elizabeth; they make frequent visits to Colorado to visit Tom’s daughter, Samantha, her husband Brendon Kelley and son, Liam.

About Ellie Baker
Ellie Baker co-founded the accounting and advisory firm Baker Newman Noyes. She has served as vice chairman and director of the firm, and is currently the managing principal. She serves as trustee of the University of Maine System, the University of Maine Law School Foundation and the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.  She is also a trustee, finance chair and member of the executive committee of the Portland Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Board of Governors at the Portland Country Club.  Baker earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Maine, a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law.

About Tom Saturley
Tom Saturley is the president of Tranzon Auction Properties and serves as chairman of the management committee of Tranzon, LLC, a national auction firm. He is an entrepreneur, real estate broker and investor as well as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maine.  In addition, Saturley currently chairs the board of The Opportunity Alliance as well as the board of directors of the National Auctioneers Association. He has served as an auctioneer for many successful local charitable fundraisers, such as American Heart Association, Center for Grieving Children, Multiple Sclerosis Society and Shalom House. Saturley received his bachelor of arts degree from Gettysburg College and J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

About Baker Newman Noyes
Baker Newman Noyes is known regionally and nationally as a leader in the accounting and consulting profession, with offices throughout New England in Boston, Manchester, Portland, and Portsmouth. The firm supports a variety of clients with a special focus on healthcare, banking and financial services, not-for-profit, public sector entities, privately held and family-owned businesses, and high net worth individuals. As an independent member firm of Baker Tilly International, Baker Newman Noyes works with clients and other independent member firms around the globe.

About Go Red For Women
Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement, created by women, for women, dedicated to uncovering the truth about women and heart disease: heart disease can kill you or a woman you love. With more women dying of cardiovascular disease than all forms of cancer combined, we are committed to fighting this No. 1 killer that is preventable. For more information visit www.GoRedForWomen.org.

About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases – America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. The organization funds cutting-edge research, conducts lifesaving public and professional educational programs and advocates to protect public health. To learn more, visit www.americanheart.org.