NEW FACES

• Kimberly McCall was hired at Bernstein Shur law firms as a marketing director. McCall has 18 years of experience in the marketing industry. She was previously with MaineHealth, where she served as the marketing and communications manager. 

Rick Cormier and Tyler Durkee joined Benchmark Construction.

Cormier joined the company’s estimating staff in June. He was previously with Great Falls Construction. He has seven years of estimating experience in the construction industry.

Durkee joined Benchmark as a project manager and superintendent in August. He was previously with Great Falls Construction. He has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry. 

Jessica Vickerson joined Mercy Health Care System of Maine as a palliative care nurse practitioner. Vickerson is a family nurse practitioner and social worker with more than 10 years of experience working as part of interdisciplinary health care teams. 

Ned McCann joined the Maine Children’s Alliance as vice president. McCann has held leadership positions for four years with the Maine Department of Labor, most recently as deputy commissioner.

GENERAL

The Northcross Group in Portland has joined the Maine Bankers Association as an affiliate member. Since 2006, the company has been working with Maine banks on more than 20 separate initiatives such as data conversions, core mergers and system enhancements, platform migrations and acquisition security. 

PeoplesChoice Credit Union was recently named one of the 2011 Best Places to Work in Maine. PeoplesChoice made the list last year too. 

Kennebec Valley Community College has opened a new enrollment services center in the Muriel P. Frye Building on the college’s Fairfield campus.

Offices located in the new center include academic affairs, financial aid, admissions, the dean of students, the academic dean, and the advising, career and transfer center. About 20 employees work in these offices.

The goal of the new center was to bring key offices and personnel together so they can better serve students.