NEW FACES

L. Dennis Carrillo, attorney, has been hired at the law offices of Doyle & Nelson. A graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, he has extensive litigation experience, including matters involving construction and commercial disputes, professional malpractice, personal injury and property damage.

Sam Heck of Portland has been hired as development director of Friends of Casco Bay/Casco Baykeeper. He previously worked as director of development and community relations at STRIVE, a nonprofit that supports young adults with developmental disabilities in their transition to independence.

Chris Brann has been hired as commercial credit administration manager for Mechanics Savings Bank. He previously worked at TD Bank as a commercial loan portfolio officer and commercial credit analyst.

Jeffrey Kobrock has been hired as executive director of the Midcoast Council of Governments. He was city manager of Gardiner for the past nine years and previously served as executive director of the Gardiner Board of Trade and economic development director for the town of Bucksport.

Michael Beardsley has been hired as executive director of the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine. He brings an extensive career in business, finance and advocacy.

Leslie Beardsley has been hired as office administrator for the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine.

Elizabeth Postlewaite has been hired as executive director of The Trust to Conserve Northeast Forestlands. She is a licensed Maine forester and experienced educator.

Joan Elizabeth has joined Keller Williams Realty. She is an associate broker, a senior real estate specialist, Lakes Region specialist and an Accredited Buyer’s Representative and has been a Realtor for 16 years.

 

PROMOTIONS

Paul Fournier has been promoted to fire captain at the Lewiston Fire Department. A member of the department since 1983, he was promoted to lieutenant in 1994, with service on Engine 1, Ladder 1 and for many years on Engine 7 at the central station.

Jesus Laurelez of Topsham has been promoted to director of Work Opportunities Unlimited in Portland and Brunswick. He has been with the company since 2007, previously serving as career resource specialist.

Laurie Mooney has been promoted to vice president of business development at Biddeford Savings. She has been with the bank for four years, with a total of 31 years experience in the banking industry.

Jacqui Wheeler has been promoted to theater manager at the St. Lawrence Arts Center. She is a member of the Blue Lobsters Troupe, an open community chorus, and belonged to the Student Activities Board at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

Charlotte Chambers of Gorham has been promoted to store manager of the Goodwill Store & Donation Center in South Portland. She joined the agency in 1994.

Kirsten Broad of Portland has been promoted to assistant store manager of the Goodwill Store & Donation Center in South Portland. She joined the agency in 2003.

• Manny Archibald of Gray has been promoted to store manager of the Goodwill Store & Donation Center on Forest Avenue in Portland. She joined the agency in 2007.

AWARDS and RECOGNITION

• Susan Simkowitz recently celebrated 10 years of employment at Support Solutions. She started as a direct support professional and has played several roles within the organization, currently serving as program manager for shared living.

Mark Hews, coordinator of the Threshold to Maine Resource Conservation and Development Council, has been recognized nationally as “coordinator of the year.” He was honored for restructuring council meetings to bolster participation of sponsors and council members, among other accomplishments.

GENERAL

Joseph Delaney has been elected president of the St. Lawrence Arts Center Board of Directors. He has served on the board since 2003 and is a principal architect with Whipple-Callender Architects.

Nan Cumming has been elected to the St. Lawrence Arts Center Board of Directors. She is executive director of Portland Trails, a historian by training and former assistant director at the Maine Historical Society.