NEW FACES

Marc Cardullo has joined Morgan Realty Inc. as a full-time associate broker. He has a solid background in business development and relationship building, with past experience as a senior loan officer and marketing director.

Kyle Warren has joined the Royal River Conservation Trust and the Town of Yarmouth as stewardship coordinator. He will be managing invasive plants on protected lands in the community and coordinating community outreach and volunteer efforts.

Myranda McGowan has been hired as senior transportation planner for Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission. She has extensive background, having worked as a transportation planner for Strafford Regional Planning Commission.

Michael Bosse has been hired as economic development and marketing director for the Town of Fort Fairfield, and he will also serve as the executive director for the town’s chamber of commerce. He comes to this position after 19 years working for Marketing Advertising Planning, Inc.

Tim Archambault has joined MaineToday Media as the vice president of new media and digital operations. He comes to the position from Lee Enterprises, where he spearheaded digital media efforts for one daily newspaper, 10 weekly newspapers, an on-demand television station, a cable television station and associated websites.

Lynn Earnest has been hired by U.S. Cellular as store manager for the company’s locations in Westbrook, on Forest Avenue in Portland and Topsham. Previously, she served as pharmacy district manager for Walmart in Portland.

Rob Stevens joined iBec Creative as an interactive assistant to help support the various production aspects at the company, as well as handle social media optimization, quality control checks and various design and Web projects.

PROMOTIONS

Ellen Schneiter has been sworn in as acting commissioner of the Department of Administrative and Financial Services. She has been serving as state budget officer since 2006.

Michelle Lavigne has been promoted to assistant vice president at PeoplesChoice Credit Union. She started her career with the credit union in 1987.

Nina Cunningham has been promoted to assisted living manager at Quarry Hill Retirement Community in Camden. She has been with the community since 2002, heading the 24-bed Courtyard program.

AWARDS and RECOGNITION

Technology Association of Maine announced the winners for its seventh awards ceremony for Maine’s technology community. Winners include Tilson Technology Management for the Governor’s Award for Technology Company of the Year, CashStar for Gazelle Company of the Year, Harbor Technologies LLC for CxO of the Year, Ocean Renewable Power Co. for New Technology of the Year and Soren Hansen – Sea & Reef Aquaculture LLC for Technology Innovator of the Year. The association also presented the following Best of the Web awards to www.auroraphotos.com, www.fotovisura.com, www.safepassage.org and www.turtleloveco.com.

Scarborough School’s custodial department was awarded a Green Difference Award by Project Green Schools for 2010. The department was one of three schools presented this award for “excellence in green cleaning.”

Southern Maine Medical Center’s laboratory was recently awarded an accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologist, based on the results of an unannounced, on-site inspection.

GENERAL

Maine Better Transportation recently elected Deborah Dunlap Avashti of Durham as president of the association. Also elected were Randy Mace of Cumberland as vice president; Douglas Hermann of Richmond as second vice president; and Thomas Gorril of Gorham as secretary-treasurer.