Erik K. Hayward is Vice President at Libra Foundation, a major private philanthropic grant-making institution headquartered in Maine whose grants exceed $175 million. Mr. Hayward started at Libra Foundation as a Financial Assistant in 2004. His primary responsibilities include financial and managerial oversight of the Foundation's investment in Pineland Farms, a diverse business and agricultural campus in New Gloucester, Maine. Pineland Farms consists of 5,000 acres devoted to extensive agricultural operations, including 300 acres of vegetable and berry production, an award-winning dairy herd, a world-class equestrian center, and several hundred acres of forage crops.

Erik serves as a Director of Pineland Farms Potato Company, Inc., an innovative company with annual sales of $45 million, supplying Maine-grown refrigerated mashed and cut potatoes to an extensive national customer list. In addition to potatoes, the company produces 850,000 pounds of award-winning cheese, making it the largest producer of cheese in Maine.

He is President and Treasurer of Libra Future Fund, which awards grants to Maine-based business startups. He co-directs the 'Summer in Maine' internship program, which gathers over two hundred undergraduate interns annually from various Maine employers and recruits them to Maine with numerous social and professional opportunities. Mr. Hayward is a Trustee and Vice Chairman of The Park Danforth, a nonprofit senior living facility located in Portland, Maine, and he serves as a Trustee and Treasurer of the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine.

Erik graduated in 2004 with a B.A. in economics from Yale University where he was a four-year member of the Yale Varsity Sailing Team. He is currently a candidate for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, having passed the Level I exam in December 2013 and the Level II exam in June 2014.

He serves as the Yale Alumni Schools Committee Director for Southern Maine, coordinating candidate interviews on behalf of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Since 2006 he has been a member of the Portland Yacht Club, where he serves on the Finance Committee and is an active competitor in the J24 racing fleet.

Erik is married to Carrie A. Duley and resides in Falmouth, Maine.