NEW FACES

Carl Richardson has been hired at Oxford Networks as central office manager. He has more than 30 years of experience in telecommunications, and previously worked for the University of Southern Maine.

 

Drew Wing of Freeport has been selected as executive director of Boys to Men, succeeding founder Layne Gregory. He currently serves as director of business development for Zachau Construction and will assume his new role June 1.

 

Cathy Melio has joined the staff of the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport as the program and outreach coordinator. She previously served as the education director at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport.

 

Bob Holtzman has added the position of marketing coordinator at the Penobscot Marine Museum to his current role as membership coordinator. While he continues to develop the membership program, he will also improve the museum’s visibility through his communications experience.

 

Chris Quint of Biddeford has been hired as executive director of the Maine State Employees Association. He will direct a union representing 15,000 publicly and privately paid workers in Maine. He was previously senior public affairs director for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.

Charlynn Tschida has joined Soft Trac LLC, a consulting firm specializing in nonprofit and governmental technology, as a project manager. She has 20 years of experience in accounting services and contract management in the computer industry.

 

Matt Dugal has been hired as maintenance sales representative for Thayer Corp. of Auburn. He will work closely with the company’s team of HVAC service technicians to deliver timely and cost-effective maintenance solutions.

 

Bruce Harrington has been hired as a commercial lender for Northeast Bank. He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration and is currently working on his doctorate.

 

PROMOTIONS

Nick Lambert has been promoted to director of sales and marketing at Sunday River. He previously served as the brand manager for Sunday River and Sugarloaf resorts. He started working at Sunday River in 1996 in the sales department.

 

AWARDS and RECOGNITION

Stacy Brenner and John Bliss, who operate Broadturn Farm of Scarborough, were selected as the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District’s 2010 Outstanding Conservation Farm of the Year. Since 2006, they have operated the farm on land owned and protected by the Scarborough Land Conservation Trust.

 

Down East Credit Union, headquartered in Baileyville, received a first-place Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award. The credit union was one of more than 125 entries in the national competition and was recognized for its innovative program providing members with a no-obligation review of their credit reports and opportunity to refinance loans.

 

Carol Colton, Clark Insurance customer service representative, received the Insurance Professional of the Year Award during the Insurance Professionals of Greater Portland’s All Industry Night dinner.

 

Clark Insurance received the first-ever Employer of the Year Award during the Insurance Professionals of Greater Portland’s All Industry Night dinner.

GENERAL

Maine Trial Lawyers Association announced a new slate of officers, including president Peter Clifford of Kennebunk, president-elect John McArdle III of Portland, secretary Jodi Nofsinger of Lewiston, treasurer Daniel Stevens of Augusta, and past-president Daniel Kagan of Lewiston. These officers accepted their positions on March 26 and will serve a one-year term.

 

Youth and Family Outreach of Portland has been re-accredited by the National Association of the Education of Young Children.