NEW FACES

• Creative Work Systems of Portland welcomes Connie Picard as janitor; Gregory Abbot, Tiffany Crockett, Sara Margo, Margaret Pizzo and Aaron Wallace as life skills coaches; and Alana Foley as operations manager.

Benjamin Carlisle has joined Prentiss & Carlisle, an 85-year-old forest resource management firm. The great-grandson of the firm’s founder, George T. Carlisle, he brings experience in enterprise business systems architecture, management and business analysis, as well as database systems design and reporting technologies.

Rebecca Weinstein has been hired by Growth Management, Inc., to join Robert Chiozzi in leading the professional services group. Weinstein has been a leader of four successful corporate startups. Chiozzi is an entrepreneur and consultant to dozens of startup and fast-growing companies.

Melinda Pray is the new director of firm operations for Worthing & Going, P.A. CPAs and Business Advisors, with locations in Scarborough and Saco. She has an accounting background and managerial experience in the real estate industry.

Derek Hayes of Franklin and Timothy Tunney of Ellsworth have joined Camden National Bank’s commercial lending staff. Hayes previously worked at Bar Harbor Bank and Trust, most recently as vice president of business banking. Tunney also comes from Bar Harbor Bank and Trust, where he was vice president of business banking.

• Camden National Bank has hired Scott Fernald as assistant vice president and commercial lending officer for the midcoast region. He previously worked as a commercial loan officer with TD Bank in Rockland.

AWARDS and RECOGNITION

Sharon Bouchard of South Paris was recently recognized for her many years of employment with the Sun Journal of Lewiston, as well as years of service to the community and the Norway Business Association. She was presented with the association’s Distinguished Service Award.

Ronald Van Gilder has been designated a TAPPI Fellow for 2010. This honorary title is bestowed upon less than 1 percent of the membership of TAPPI, a professional association serving the pulp, paper, converting and packaging industries. It is given to individuals who have made extraordinary technical or service contributions to the industries or the association. Van Gilder has worked for nearly 40 years as a scientist with Dow Chemical Co. and was named a research fellow with Sappi Fine Paper North America Technology Center in Westbrook in 2004.

GENERAL

• The Hellenic Society of Maine has elected its board of directors. They include President Mary Snell of Gorham, Vice President Chris Ziagos of Portland, Treasurer Taxia Paras of Scarborough, Secretary Irwin Novak of Gorham, Despina Deveres of Portland, Christos Gianopoulos of Greene, Dorothea Klimis Zacas of Orono, George Spatoulas of Scarborough, Jim Yalouris of Portland, and Miltos Zacas of Orono.

CompuPay, Inc., one of the country’s leading providers of payroll, tax filing and human resource-related services, has been selected as the preferred outsourced payroll provider for Biddeford Savings Bank’s commercial banking clients.