NEW FACES

• Regina Fobes joined the staff at Chiropractic Healing Arts Center in South Portland as a practice manager. Fobes has experience in sales, bookkeeping and retail management in commercial and medical operations.

Lydia Atwood joined BerryDunn’s Valuation & Forensic Services Group. Atwood had served as chief financial officer for Criterium Engineers. She has an extensive background in banking, consulting, and specialized financial analysis.

Nicole Barnes of Gray joined BerryDunn as a data coordinator with the firm’s marketing group. Prior to joining the firm, Nicole worked for DMM in Scarborough.

Sam Parker was named program director for Maine Citizens for Clean Elections.

Bert Mileski joined Putney Inc. as vice president of quality. Mileski’s extensive experience in the human generic industry includes 12 years at Barr Laboratories, overseeing that company’s quality operations.

Maureen Grandmaison joined The Vein Healthcare Center as an office manager. Grandmaison has more than ten years experience of management experience, including managing a dental practice in Maine.

Heather Turcotte joined Diversified Business Communications as a sales administrator. Turcotte was previously employed with Portland Regency Hotel & Spa.

Carrie Greenleaf also joined the firm as a content marketing coordinator. Greenleaf was previously employed with Apple in South Portland.

Annie Young joined Beattie Chicks in Brunswick. She is a certified regular and special education teacher. She is actively involved at Woodside School volunteering, substitute teaching, and running the cub club, a program for incoming Kindergarten students.

Andrew J. Kull joined MittelAsen, LLC, in Portland. Kull will focus his practice on business and commercial law, civil litigation and bankruptcy. He previously operated his own practice in Auburn.

Chris Richmond has joined Allen Insurance and Financial as a commercial insurance producer.

Richmond, of Camden, is a former schooner captain who worked previously along the eastern seaboard. He participated in Allen Insurance and Financial’s in-house education program and has received his property & casualty insurance license.

PROMOTIONS

Benjamin Marcus was named managing director of Drummond Woodsum. Marcus has been with the firm for 25 years, serving on its board of directors for the last 10 years. He is a member of the firm’s business services group.

Peter Jarvis was promoted to vice president of AAA Northern New England’s automotive and emergency road service division. He has been with AAA for over six years as a group manager of the emergency road service division responsible for call center operations, contractor and member relations.

Anne Marie McCoubrey and Jean Libby were promoted to vice presidents at Bath Savings Institution. McCoubrey, of South Portland, is a resident and manager of the bank’s new South Portland branch. She has been with Bath Savings for ten years and previously managed branches in Portland and Falmouth. Libby, of New Gloucester, is a manager of the Yarmouth branch. Libby has been with the bank for 10 years and was recently recognized as “Volunteer of the Year” by the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

Wayne Ross was elected president and Guy Cote was elected vice president of the board of trustees for the Portland Water District.

David Kane was reconfirmed as treasurer, and Donna Katsiaficas was reconfirmed as clerk.

Ross, a former president of the Southern Maine Community College, has been a member of the board since 2009. He represents South Portland and Cape Elizabeth.

Cote, a chief engineer with Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc., has been a member of the board since 2009. He represents Westbrook on the board.

Steve Pound, vice chair of the Maine State Board of Education, and associate director for workforce development at Cianbro, will serve with a national panel of experts examining what students learn, how they learn it and how they demonstrate their knowledge.

Karen Lovell, an attorney with Bernstein Shur, was named the Maine State Chair of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Lovell was appointed by the president of the college on March 11.

Barbara Dresser was appointed by Gov. Paul LePage to Maine’s Gambling Control Board. Dresser is an attorney at Bergen & Parkinson, LLC in Saco. She has also served on the Maine State Harness Racing Commission since 2010.

Carolyn vanBeek-Outwin was elected president of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association. Outwin, of Cape Elizabeth, is the first woman to be elected to the association’s presidency.

Ted McNaught was named president of the Critical Messaging Association. McNaught is president and chief operating officer of Critical Alert Systems in Westbrook, which provides critical messaging and nurse call technology solutions to more than 500 hospitals nationwide.

AWARDS

David Stone, chief executive officer and co-founder of CashStar, was recognized as the 2012 Leader of the Year by MaineBiz. Stone received the award for his efforts to drive innovation in digital gifting, expand a Maine business and foster local economic growth.

The US News & World Reports’ 2012 Best Nursing Homes ranking gave Falmouth by the Sea its highest award for excellence. Nursing homes receive an overall rating from the government based three distinct operational areas: health inspection, nurse staffing and quality care.

CoWorx Staffing Services in Saco was named to Inavero’s 2012 Best of Staffing Client list. Best of Staffing, presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, is the nation’s only award that recognizes staffing firms that receive exceptional reviews from their clients. Less than 1 percent of North American staffing firms have been named to the 2012 Best of Staffing Client List. Participants earned a place on the list by earning an average Net Promoter Score that was nearly double the national staffing industry benchmark for client satisfaction.

The Echo Motel & Oceanfront Cottages and the Moontide Motel Cabins and Apartments in Old Orchard Beach were listed by TripAdvisor as their top small hotels and motels throughout the U.S.

Planet Dog’s popular, eco-friendly ball tosser — the Wood Chuck — was recognized with a Green Spirit Award, which is selected by the editors of PET AGE, the pet industry trade magazine. The Wood Chuck is made from sustainable bamboo and reused cork scraps.

GENERAL

• Camden National Corp., holding company for Camden National Bank and Acadia Trust, N.A., was named to the prestigious 2011 “Bank Honor Roll.” Camden National Bank is the largest independent publicly traded bank headquartered in Maine.