NEW FACES

Deborah Wentworth joined Clark Insurance as the director of business insurance services. Wentworth of Falmouth has worked in the insurance industry for more than 20 years.

 

Rosemary Presnar was hired at Northcross Group as a senior project manager. Presnar’s experience spans from military service to industrial engineering, program management, business development and information systems consulting for Fortune 50 corporations.

 

T.Y. Lin International in Falmouth added the following individuals to its staff.

Norman Baker was hired as a senior project manager — bridge and multi-modal. Baker was previously with the Maine Department of Transportation for 32 years.

Jim Ferguson was named a construction services manager. Ferguson also worked for the Maine DOT for 33 years.

Shane Amoroso was hired as a resident inspector. Amoroso was previously with the Maine DOT, where he worked on projects ranging from highway reconstruction to bridge replacements.

Daniel Myers was hired as a structural engineer. Myers previously worked for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in the bridge division as a structural designer.

Lynda Richards-Stocks was hired as a marketing manager. She has an extensive entrepreneurial and advertising agency background.

 

Sean K. Lando joined Hurley Travel Experts as director of technology and corporate travel solutions. Lando has more than 27 years of experience in corporate travel management and technology.

 

Jessica May was named curator of contemporary and modern art at the Portland Museum of Art. May will be responsible for overseeing the interpretation and development of the museum’s contemporary and modern art collection. May will join the staff in June. Most recently, May was associate curator of photographs at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Forth Worth, Texas.

 

Dr. Philip Villiotte, a spectrum radiation oncologist, took over as medical director at the Cancer Care Center of York County in January. The cancer center is a collaborative effort of Maine Medical Center, Goodall Hospital and Southern Maine Medical Center to provide comprehensive cancer care to residents of York County and surrounding areas. Villiotte practiced in Bangor before joining Spectrum in 2008.

 

Suzanne Pillsbury Lacognata joined Northeast Laboratory Services as a business development officer in its environmental and food safety division. Lacognata was previously with Seligman Mutual Funds of New York. She has more than 15 years of territory sales experience.

 

Sarah Ruef-Lindquist was named chief executive officer of the Maine Women’s Fund. Ruef-Lindquist has served on 18 boards in Maine, including the Maine Philanthropy Center and Maine Bar Foundation. She currently serves on the boards of Friends of Midcoast Maine and the Maine Planned Giving Council.

 

Anne Krieg was hired as director of planning, economic and community development for the town of Bridgton. Krieg has 25 years of experience in planning and development. She was the director of planning and development for nine years in Bar Harbor.

 

Susan Greenwood joined The Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness as the executive director. Greenwood was previously the communication director for Maine Adoption Placement Services.

 

Daniel Potvin was named a quality assurance and quality control manager for Northeast Laboratory Services’ microbiological prepared media production department. Potvin was previously employed at Nordx Laboratories in Scarborough.

 

Sophia Mendoza joined the Portland Museum of Art as a database administrator and information strategist. Mendoza was previously the education coordinator at the General Henry Knox Museum in Thomaston..

 

Kelly Flagg joined CCB Inc. in Westbrook as manager of safety, human resources and employee development. Flagg of Scarborough previously owned and operated a successful landscaping business, worked as a health and fitness consultant and was general manager of a fitness center.

 

PROMOTIONS

Lee Ramsdell of Scarborough, Jeffrey Lind of Limington and Gregg Ritter of Portland were named vice presidents of Clark Insurance, an employee-owned independent insurance agency. Each is a commercial insurance agent with more than 20 years of experience in the business.

In addition, David Hamilton was named a stockholder. Hamilton of Gorham is a life and health insurance agent with more than 25 years of industry experience.

 

Runyon Kersteen Ouellette promoted the following individuals on its staff.

Megan Hamilton of Gorham, Chris Albert of Scarborough and Josh Kochis of Portland were promoted from assistant accountants to staff accountants.

Chris Gauvin of Arundel was promoted to an in-charge accountant. Tim Gill, of Westbrook; and Rory O’Brion, of Cape Elizabeth, were promoted to supervisors. Jennifer Conners, of Falmouth, was promoted from a supervisor to a manager.

 

Scott Dakers, Allen Livingood, and Lori Whynot were promoted to vice president at Unum Group.

Dakers was named vice president of Integrated Underwriting. He has been with Unum for more than 30 years and has held leadership positions in several areas, including underwriting, customer service and benefits.

Livingood was named vice president of group valuation. He joined Unum in 1989 and has held various roles in long term and individual disability financial planning, corporate actuarial, risk analysis and investments.

Whynot is vice president of long term disability regional benefits operations. Whynot joined the company in 1990 in the customer services area.

AWARDS

Verrill Dana in Portland was recognized as a Top Ranked Law Firm by Fortune magazine. Results were published in the magazine’s Dec. 26 “Investor’s Guide” issue.

 

Bonney Staffing Center was nationally recognized by Inavero, an Oregon-based satisfaction firm, as Best of Staffing for 2012.

 

Bruce Jones, a business development manager at Creative Office Pavilion, was recently honored by the Maine Real Estate & Development Association with the President’s Award. Jones has played an active role in MEREDA for the past four years.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

Anthony Fratianne and Alfine Nathalie joined the board of directors for PORTopera. Fratianne is an attorney at Drummond Woodsum in Portland. Nathalie of Falmouth has devoted a majority of her life to serving her greater community. She is also an avid singer and dancer. Both are participants in the Institute for Civic Leadership Emerging Leaders Program.