NEW FACES

Jane Johnson has joined McClain Marketing Group’s Portland office as an account executive and media director. She brings more than 25 years of experience to the company.

Al Hemond and Kevin Riley were recently appointed as executives on the management team at Professional Disability Associates LLC. Hemond, who will serve as president, previously worked as senior vice president for Prudential. Riley will serve as senior vice president and brings more than 25 years of experience to the company.

PROMOTIONS

Mary Grose has been promoted to store manager for U.S. Cellular’s two Maine Mall stores in South Portland and the Congress Street location in Portland. She has been with the company for nearly three years.

AWARDS and RECOGNITION

Portland’s Public Services Department was honored by the Maine chapter of the American Public Works Association for the construction of the William A. Goodwin Playspace at Deering Oaks. The 2009 Excellence Award for large cities recognizes the hard work and commitment of the department staff for the community.

Marc Motors in Sanford has been named the top volume Nissan dealer in Maine for sales through May 31. The dealership had a record-breaking month in May.

Karen Schlegel, with Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, has been awarded the National Association of Realtors’ Green Designation. The designation comes after 18 hours of course work designed specifically for Realtors.

Wright-Pierce has been selected for the 2010 Circle of Excellence by PSMJ Resources Inc., the premier management consulting firm for the environmental engineering industry. Wright-Pierce has been recognized with this designation for the past five years.

Hammond Lumber has been ranked as the 43rd leading performer in the country by ProSales 100, the premier national report on construction supply companies.

Shipyard Brewing Co. received two awards at the 2010 Australian International Beer Awards in Melbourne. The company’s XXXX IPA received a bronze award for “Class 03-Ale Packaged,” and its Imperial Porter earned a silver award for “Class 05-Porter Packaged.”

York Police Department received a Champion Award from the Maine Transportation Safety Coalition. The department was nominated by Lauren Stewart, director of the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety.

Oak Point Associates, an architecture and engineering firm based in Biddeford, received the Merit Award at the biannual AIA Maine Design Awards for the design of the Foster Student Center at the University of Maine in Orono.

GENERAL

• Friends of Baxter State Park has elected five new board directors: Donna Betts of Scarborough, Linsay Bourgoine of Falmouth, Sally Daggett of Portland, Charlie Jacobi of Bar Harbor, and Mike Stillman of Farmington. Barbara Bentley and Chaitanya York were re-elected to the board for another term.

• The Maine chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society named Scott Miller, director of premium audit services at Acadia Insurance Co., as president of the chapter. He has served as an officer for 20 years in the National Society of Insurance Premium Auditors and received the Betty Gerdes Distinguished Service Award in 2006.

• The Maine Center for Enterprise Development has announced the 2010 Advisory Board for its Top Gun program. The board includes Tony Perkins, Christopher Speh, Ed McKersie, John Burns, Keren Durdag, Kip Moore, Mark Kaplan, Patrick Martin and Roger Brooks.