• Alina Burke joined Thayer Corporation in Auburn as a sales manager. She had served as vice president, mortgage loan originator, at Northeast Bank for the past 10 years.

• Michelle Collay was hired by the University of New England as a professor and director of the new online doctoral program in educational leadership. Collay was previously the curriculum coordinator for California State University East Bay’s doctoral program: Educational Leadership for Social Justice.

• Corey McGovern joined iBec Creative as its news online marketing assistant. McGovern, of Portland, will specialize in marketing services, primarily search engine optimization and social media.