Eleanor Baker, MP of Baker Newman Noyes, Announces Retirement

Eleanor “Ellie” Baker

Eleanor “Ellie” Baker

Portland, Maine-based Baker Newman Noyes (FY14 net revenue of $29.8 million) announced that Eleanor “Ellie” Baker will be retiring in 2016.

In anticipation of this change, principal Carl Chatto, director of audit was elected successor and will be taking over as MP Jan. 1. As part of this planned succession, Baker and Chatto will work together over the next few months to ensure a smooth transition.

Carl Chatto

Carl Chatto

Baker will be finishing out her career in June 2016 after 39 years of serving individuals and families in all areas of tax and personal financial planning, as well as being a strong voice in the community. She is seen as a role model for young professionals and helped to establish the culture of giving that BNN embraces today.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to see BNN celebrate its 20th anniversary this year and know that the firm will be in the hands of a great leadership team,” says Baker. “Carl is an exemplary leader bringing all of the qualities that the firm is seeking. He really understands how the firm operates. I am confident in his ability to advance our strategy while growing our service offerings to best meet our clients’ needs in this ever-changing environment.”

Chatto is based at the firm’s headquarters, providing audit and advisory services to a broad spectrum of public and non-public clients. This past year, Chatto was instrumental in the merger with Shatswell MacLeod & Company’s external audit and tax practices and continues to support the integration efforts.

Jeffrey Wheeler, audit principal in the firm’s Manchester, N.H., office will succeed Chatto as director of audit, which will also become effective Jan. 1. Wheeler serves on the firm’s audit quality control committee, as well as the audit training and professional development committees.