NEW FACES

Joe Cardella of Brunswick was hired as a web developer for iBec Creative, a provider of web site and traditional design services, based in Portland. 

Bill Richardson has joined Berry Dunn McNeil & Parker, CPAs and Management Consultants, as a senior consultant. Richardson will work within Berry Dunn’s government consulting group, specializing in Medicaid systems and project management. Richardson formerly worked with Affiliated Computer Services, a Xerox Co. 

Jeffrey Allen Hinderliter of Wiscasset has been named Old Orchard Beach town planner. Hinderliter formerly served as Wiscasset director of planning and development, Gardiner department head of planning, code enforcement and plumbing administration and Harpswell code enforcement officer. 

Joyce Beckley has been hired as director of employee services at the Portland Water District. Beckley has more than 12 years of human resources experience, including with The Portland Press Herald and S.D. Warren. 

Greg Beckwith has joined the Agren Appliance & Television sales team at its 40 Minot Ave., Auburn, store. Beckwith, of Brunswick, brings a background in retail sales, product knowledge and customer service expertise to his new role. He was recently a sales representative at Lowe’s. 

Kevin Rheaume has joined CBE Technologies LLC as a commercial account team executive. A veteran in business-to-business sales, Rheaume will focus on CBE’s small to midsized business markets. 

Preti Flaherty bankruptcy attorney Joshua Menard was appointed to the panel of private bankruptcy trustees by the United States Trustee’s Office, a division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Menard will serve as a Chapter 7 trustee for the District of New Hampshire. His primary duties will involve taking control of and liquidating nonexempt assets and distributing funds to creditors during bankruptcy proceedings. 

Marc Gold has been appointed director of business development for the Eastland Shoe Corp. of Freeport. Gold has more than 25 years of experience in the footwear industry, serving in top-level executive positions at Vans, The Frye Boot Co., Skechers and Vida Group International. He will be responsible for expanding distribution of Eastland’s men’s brands. He will also will be responsible for major accounts in New York City and New England regions. 

AWARDS and RECOGNITION

Carrie Burgin, a volunteer program coordinator for Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, has been awarded the credential, Certified in Volunteer Administration, by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration. The credential is recognized internationally. 

Marine toxicologist Dr. Susan Shaw, director of the Marine Environmental Research Institute, has received the 2011 Gold Medal award from the Society of Woman Geographers. The award recognizes original, innovative or pioneering contributions that are of major significance in understanding the world’s cultures and environment. Previous winners include Amelia Earhart, Margaret Mead, Jane Goodall and Sylvia Earle. Shaw was honored for her research on the toxic legacy of man-made chemicals in the ocean. She is credited as the first scientist to show that flame retardants in consumer products have contaminated marine mammals and commercially important fish stocks in the northwest Atlantic Ocean. 

Gorham Home Instead Senior Care business owner Bill Jenks was recognized for outstanding business performance at the Home Instead Senior Care annual international meeting in Omaha, Neb. Jenks received a Presidential III Award and a Hallmark I Award for superior sales and service satisfaction. 

The Maine Civil Liberties Union Foundation recently presented career attorney and mediator Cushman Anthony with the 2011 Justice Louis Scolnik Award for demonstrating outstanding commitment to the protection of civil liberties. Anthony, of North Yarmouth, helped operate a student-run legal aid clinic while a student at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; served as a professor and director of the Clinical Practice Program at University of Maine School of Law; founded the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic for low-income legal services and served as president of the MCLU. Anthony specialized in family law throughout most of his career, working for various law firms and as a solo practitioner. He also was director of advocacy at Portland’s Community Counseling Center, served in the Maine House of Representatives, on the Friends Committee on National Legislation and as chair of the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission. 

Bill Watson, an educational technician at The School at Sweetser in Saco, has been named the 2010 Garland Award recipient for exemplary service to Sweetser and his community. Watson began at Sweetser in 2001 as a youth and family counselor relief worker. 

Sweetser Medical Director Marc Kaplan, DO, has been named to the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare’s Psychiatric Leadership Program, Class of 2011. Kaplan will join other medical directors across the nation on a psychiatric leadership development program to design, implement and improve innovative treatment and support services addressing the industry’s work force challenges to improve the quality of care for people with mental illnesses and addictions on a national level. Kaplan has been a member of the Sweetser medical team for more than 14 years, and its medical director since 2009. A clinical instructor in family medicine at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kaplan has provided expertise in medical educational programs on a regional and national basis for numerous medical education organizations.   

Bank of America of Belfast, Delta Ambulance of Waterville and Two Bridges Regional Jail of Wiscasset have been selected as semifinalists for the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the Department of Defense’s highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. The three Maine employers distinguished themselves from a pool of 4,049 nominations, submitted by service members, as semifinalists that support their military service employees through a variety of formal and informal initiatives, including providing salary during deployments, continuation of full benefits, sending care packages and supporting the families of employees fulfilling military obligations. A national review board will cull 15 finalists from this group of 148 semifinalists. Those finalists will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 22. 

GENERAL

Maine Association of Nonprofits board of directors has appointed the following new board members for three-year terms: Preti Flaherty attorney Leonard Cole; Coastal Enterprises Inc. Senior Vice President for Development Ellen Golden; former state legislator and senior program officer of the Bingham Program Lisa Miller; Unum Assistant Vice President of Marketing Communications Julia St. Germaine; and Hardy Girls Healthy Women Executive Director Megan Williams.

Appointed to a second three-year term on the board are Genesis Community Loan Fund Executive Director William Floyd; Maine Crafts Association Executive Director Tracy Michaud-Stutzman; and Friends of Casco Bay Executive Director Cathy Ramsdell. Elected as board officers for a one-year term are executive director of the Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance and Creative Portland Jennifer Hutchins, as president; president of the United Way of York County Kathryn Davis as vice president; executive director of Friends of Casco Bay Cathy Ramsdell, as treasurer; and director of operations for The Nature Conservancy Jane Richmond, as secretary.

  Windham Raymond Adult Education Director Thomas Nash of Falmouth was elected a Region One Representative to the National Leadership Board of the Commission on Adult Basic Education for a three-year term. The region encompasses New York and all of New England. Nash has been elected or appointed three times to the Maine Adult Education Association board.
 
Aaron Pratt has been elected to Drummond Woodsum’s board of directors for a three-year term. As a member of the firm’s Business Services Group, Pratt’s clients include businesses, financial institutions and nonprofit organizations in Maine and New Hampshire and Indian tribes and businesses and institutions that do business with Indian tribes across the country.

Langston Snodgrass of Lewiston has been elected president of the Maine State Ballet board of directors. Snodgrass, who succeeds William McKinley in the position, is the co-founder of Androscoggin Dance in Lewiston-Auburn. Also joining Maine State Ballet as directors are Steve Carter and Jeffrey Thomas, both of Falmouth, and Judith Kimball of Biddeford.

Robert Clark, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, was appointed to serve on the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northern New England Subcommittee to promote a youth in philanthropy initiative in northern New England. Clark will help to publicize the AFP-NNE Demont Scholarship Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy and participate in the final selection process.

PROMOTIONS

Camden National promoted the following individuals : Joanne Campbell was named executive vice president of risk management. Campbell is in charge of risk management, information security, internal audit, compliance and regulatory relations.

Peter Greene
was named executive vice president of operations and technology. He is responsible for information technology and technology planning and the operations of the organization.

Deborah Jordan was named executive vice president and chief financial officer. Jordan is in charge of overseeing the bank’s financial and regulatory reporting, asset and liability management, investments, strategic planning and forecasting.

Timothy Nightingale
was named executive vice president and senior lending officer. He is responsible for the commercial lending division, the loan production center, and corporate services.

June Parent
was named executive vice president of retail banking. She oversees the bank’s retail branch network, mortgage and consumer loan origination, branch administration, and security for their 38 branches across the state.