NEW FACES

Sterling Kozlowski has been appointed president of KeyBank’s Maine district, replacing retiring president Dick Lucas. He previously worked as president of the bank’s western New York district.

Edward Oliver has been hired at Northeast Bank as the new mortgage loan officer for central Maine’s market. He has more than 30 years of experience in financial services and has been an active member of his community.

Tammy Farthing joins the staff at C.E. Carll Insurance Agency at its Standish location. She will be responsible for sales and management at the office.

Jill Valley-Orlando joins Knight Vision International as special projects manager. She previously worked as the divisional marketing manager for Centex Destination Properties.

Brian Hodges has been appointed the Department of Economic and Community Development’s deputy commissioner. He has worked in Maine state government for 18 years.

AWARDS and RECOGNITION

Brunswick Naval Air Station has received an award from the chief of naval operations for the third year in a row for its work on environmental restoration. The 2009 Environmental Restoration Installation Award recognizes the base’s work in environmental cleanup as it moves toward the May 2011 BRAC-mandated closure date.

Tom Jones, a Brunswick photographer, has received numerous awards for his entries at the Maine Professional Photographers Association Print Competition. He received recognition for all eight entries, including two blue ribbons.

Selby Shoes Etc. has been selected as the New England Retailer of the Year by Boston Shoe Traveler’s Association. 

MaineHealth, the state’s largest integrated healthcare delivery network, has been ranked among the nation’s best performing health care systems for the fourth year in a row. Ranked at 26, the network has moved up the listing from 59 in the 2009 survey.

Danny Lafayette, president of Lafayette Hotels in Bangor, was presented the Award for Tourism Excellence at the Governor’s Conference and Tourism Awards Dinner. The award recognizes his business savvy and commitment to Maine communities.

Stanley Cohen, Medicare advocate volunteer for Southern Maine Agency on Aging, assisted his 1,000th client at Bridgton Hospital earlier this month. He has had more than 2,000 sessions over the past 5 years to reach this unprecedented number.

GENERAL

Maryanne Ward, Liam Riordan and David Richards have joined the Maine Humanities Council board of directors. Ward, of Pittston, is a former professor with special interest in 19th-century British literature. Riordan, of Bangor, is an associate professor of history at the University of Maine. Richards, of Skowhegan, is the assistant director of the Margaret Chase Smith Library.

Andrew McLean of Gorham was appointed to a two-year term on the Maine Commission for Community Service. He is a resident director at the University of Southern Maine.

Susan Bowden, of Maine Center for Cancer Medicine, has been named the chair of the ninth annual Cure Breast Cancer for ME luncheon to be held Oct. 4. She began her nursing career in 1983 and has worked in oncology for nearly 20 years.

Martina Duncan has been named director of the Harriet P. Henry Center for the Book by the Maine Humanities Council. She is currently the assistant director of the council and works primarily with its teacher enrichment programming.

Kristen Avery, Deborah Whitworth, Robert Smith and Jodie Griffith began terms as  directors to lead the Human Resources Association of Southern Maine for 2010. Avery, president, has served on the board for five years. Whitworth, president-elect, is managing director of Lebel & Harriman LLP. Smith, treasurer, also is marketing chair and has been the human resource manager at D&G Machine Products since 2003. Griffith, re-elected secretary, is the branch manager for Manpower’s Portland office.

Brad Wise, senior vice president of human resources at Hannaford, has been appointed to Gorham Savings Bank’s board of directors. At Hannaford, he is responsible for retail, corporate and distribution human resources, as well as compensation and benefits and strategic organizational development.