NEW FACES

• Kelly Brown of Portland has moved her window coverings business, A Shade Better in Scarborough, to Classic Flooring, 429 U.S. Route One in Scarborough. 

• Meaghan Arzberger joined the United Way of York County as manager of volunteer engagement. Arzberger’s role will be to staff the volunteer center and to connect residents with opportunities to serve the community. 

• Nancy Forster-Holt was named executive director of entrepreneurship and executive education at Husson University’s College of Business. She was previously on the faculty of the School of Business at the University of Maine in Orono. She also is a co-owner of Shaw and Tenney, a 150-year-old manufacturing company in Orono. 

• Susan Cygan has rejoined the Kathie Hooper Team at RE/MAX By The Bay. Cygan of Yarmouth has 18 years of experience in real estate, mostly serving buyers and sellers in the Greater Portland area. For the past two years, she worked in Cape Cod. 

• Craig Brett, M.D. joined Mercy Health System of Maine to lead the new cardiology practice at Mercy Hospital in Portland. Dr. Brett completed his fellowship at Maine Medical Center and is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology. His clinical interests include echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and preventative cardiology. He also has advanced training in treating lipid disorders.

• At Rinck Advertising in Auburn:

Jessica Cote joined the agency as a web marketing manager and account coordinator. Cote of Auburn has more than eight years of integrated marketing experience.

Lauren Mavian joined the advertising agency as a junior art director and graphic artist. Mavian of Auburn works with Rinck’s art directors and web developers on website design, production and execution. 

• Christy Hillman joined Career Management Associates as director of client services.

Hillman is one of only 400 dually certified placement consultants and certified temporary specialists in the United States. She has more than 15 years of experience in recruiting and staffing solutions.

• At Kennebunk Savings Bank:

Justine Webber joined the bank as a vice president and lending quality control manager. Webber worked for another bank for the past 15 years, most recently in a compliance risk management role.

Russell Robidoux joined the bank as assistant vice president and commercial underwriter.

Robidoux previously worked as a senior credit analyst for TD Bank in Andover, Mass. He has 25 years of experience in commercial lending and commercial credit. 

• Bruce Ruben, Carol Binette and Roxanne Demers, formerly of Ruben Insurance, joined P&C Insurance in Biddeford. The three joined the company after the July 1 merger between P&C Insurance and Ruben Insurance, a Biddeford firm founded in 1955. Ruben joined his father’s insurance agency in 1969.

Binette of Biddeford began her career at Ruben in 1974.

Demers of Biddeford joined Ruben in 2004, working in the personal lines division. 

• Laura Killebrew joined BerryDunn, CPAs and Management Consultants as a senior consultant in the firm’s government consulting group. Killebrew will focus on working with state government clients on health care reform, Medicaid transformation, and health policy and administration issues. 

• Dr. Stephen Fitzmeyer and Patricia McKenzie joined National Sleep Therapy in Scarborough. Fitzmeyer was hired as chief medical informatics officer. He has more than 25 years of computer programming and medical informatics experience.

McKenzie was hired as vice president of operations. She has more than 15 years of experience in strategic operations of rapidly growing companies. 

• John Wolanski joined GAC Chemical Corporation in Searsport as vice president of sales and marketing. Wolanski of Cape Elizabeth has over 30 years of industrial sales, marketing and business development experience. He serves on the board of directors of the Maine International Trade Center and serves as president of the University of Maine’s Pulp and Paper Foundation. 

• Anne Gabbianelli, a broadcast journalist, has joined the Zone Corporation. Gabbianelli has recently taught journalism, communications and English at area colleges. She came to the Bangor area 23 years ago from Mutual Radio News, where she anchored network news. She has served as a TV assignment editor and news reporter for WKSQ and WQCB radio. 

• David Anderson joined E.S. Boulos as a utility division safety specialist. Anderson will be handling overall safety and environmental inspections for the overhead transmission line project, which will run from the substation in Rumford Falls to the Roxbury substation. He has more than 35 years experience in the industry. 

• Richard D. Bois joined Gorham Savings Bank as a mortgage loan officer. Bois has more than nine years of mortgage banking experience. Most recently, he was a mortgage manager for KeyBank Mortgage in Yarmouth. 

• Jeffrey Thaler, a Portland lawyer, joined the University of Maine as a visiting professor of energy law, policy and ethics. Thaler also will serve as the University of Maine System’s associate counsel, focusing on UMaine’s energy, environmental and sustainability projects and initiatives. He previously taught environmental law at the University of Maine School of Law. 

• Laurie Pelletier joined Community Credit Union in Lewiston as the new branch operations supervisor of their Auburn location. Pelletier of Litchfield has more than 18 years of experience, previously working for a local credit union. 

PROMOTIONS

• At Custom Disability Solutions in South Portland:

Shawn Dutremble was promoted to vice president of underwriting. Dutremble was promoted to vice president of underwriting. He joined the firm in July 2006 and has 15 years of underwriting experience.

Tony Michaud was promoted to vice president of client support services. He joined the company in April 2006 and has 20 years of experience in the industry. 

• Laurie De Camilla was recently promoted to independent senior director at the Pampered Chef. De Camilla of Brunswick joined the sales team as an independent consultant in 1998. 

• Steven Gagnon, a senior vice president at KeyBank, was named Aroostook County market leader. Gagnon, a 33-year veteran at the bank, will now oversee its eight branches in Aroostook County. He was recently a business banking sales leader for KeyBank’s northern Maine district. 

• Stephen Bostic of TD Wealth Management, a subsidiary of TD Bank N.A., was promoted to a team leader of the Northern New England region. Bostic of York joined TD Bank in 1999 and most recently served as a small-business market manager for Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He has 32 years of experience in wealth management, financial services, lending and retail banking.

AWARDS

• Gary Eckmann of Hampden, an owner and operator of McDonald’s, was recently honored by the Portland Ronald McDonald House with its prestigious Heart of Gold award.

Eckmann was recognized for more than 20 years of service to the Maine Ronald McDonald Houses. He is a longtime president of the board of trustees for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine and eastern New Hampshire. He owns and operates seven McDonald’s restaurants in Maine. 

• David Hodgkins, founder of David Wood in Portland, was honored by the menswear industry earlier this week at MR magazine’s annual Uptown Downtown awards for retail innovation. 

• E.S. Boulos Co. in Westbrook was recognized with a safety award from the National Electrical Contractors Association. The association honored E.S. Boulos as the only electrical contractor in Maine to be awarded NECA’s Zero-Lost Time Injury Award for District 1. The company’s zero-lost time safety record dates back to December 2008. 

• Main Street Bath was recognized by the Maine Downtown Center with an Outstanding Image Campaign award. The award recognizes Main Street Bath for excellence in marketing Bath’s downtown through a 32-page supplement in Down East magazine. Last winter, Main Street Bath collaborated with Down East to build support for the special section featuring Bath. 

• Maine Medical Center placed seven specialties in the high-performing category in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals. A high-performing ranking means the care in these areas scored in the top 25 percent among the nation’s hospitals. The specialties that earned that ranking are cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, orthopedics and urology. The report also ranked Maine Medical Center No. 1 in the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford metro area. 

GENERAL

• Maine Center for Enterprise Development is moving from its space at the University of Southern Maine to 120 Exchange St. in Portland. 

• L.P. Furniture and Appliance, a family-owned business in Westbrook, has expanded with the launch of a new branch, L.P. Appliance Service. Mark Luthe was named the service manager and Shawn Sage will be the service technician. 

• Pale Morning Media, a public relations and strategic communications firm specializing in the outdoors, recently moved its Portland satellite office to a new location, 81 West Commercial St. 

• Peapod Jewelry has relocated to U.S. Route One in Edgecomb. The gallery had been located on Route 32 in Bristol. For more information, go to www.peapodjewelry.com

• Betsy Levine joined the Maine Potters Market in Portland, a co-operative gallery featuring fine pottery, handmade in Maine. Levine is a professional potter and has extensive experience in graphic arts. 

• Patricia Ryan, founder and director of the Compass Project, retired on July 11, the day after the 8th annual Boat Building Festival. In the past nine years, the Compass Project has served more than 2,000 young people and worked with more than 17 public schools, as well youth in residential treatment programs. 

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

• Claire Kiedrowski, president of Kappa Mapping Inc. in Bangor, joined the board of directors for MAPPS, a national association of private sector firms specializing in aerial surveys, remote sensing, spatial data and geographic information systems. 

• The Portland Downtown District board of directors elected the following officers:

Doug Fuss, owner of Bull Feeney’s, president of the board; Nicholas Morrill of Jensen, Baird & Gardner, vice president; Catherine Lamson, vice president of MEMIC, treasurer.

Josh Benthien of Northlands LLC, Alan Labos of Akari and June Usher of Bangor Savings Bank were elected to the board for three-year-terms.