NEW HIRES

Four people have joined Clark Insurance.

Melissa Trepanier of Westbrook will serve as a business account analyst.

Jeremy Miller of Gray was hired as a personal insurance assistant.

Robert Eastman of Westbrook was named a personal insurance account manager.

Meghan McDonald of Kennebunk was named an employee benefits account manager.

Dana Baldwin accepted a position as program and communications director at the Maine Philanthropy Center, a regional association of grant-makers working to promote philanthropy and to increase its impact in Maine. Baldwin has been the director of learning and interpretation at the Portland Museum of Art since 1992. Her last day at the museum will be Nov. 27.

Greg Radziszewski was hired as senior director of information technology at Putney Inc. Radziszewski has more than 20 years of experience in delivering and managing strategic IT solutions. He was previously director of technology for Thomson Reuters in Baar, Switzerland.

AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS

Adam Cote, chief executive officer and co-founder of Thermal Energy Storage of Maine, was honored Tuesday at a White House event recognizing 12 local heroes as “Champions of Change.” The event celebrated American veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who are working to advance clean energy and increase climate resilience and preparedness in their communities.

Cote’s company dedicates itself to providing Maine families with affordable home-heating solutions and enhancing Maine’s energy independence through the promotion of electric thermal storage heating systems. Cote lives in Sanford and is currently deployed to Afghanistan with Maine’s 133rd Engineer Battalion.

Six attorneys from Perkins Thompson P.A. were named in the 2013 New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars directories.

Listed as Super Lawyers are Philip Hunt for estate planning and probate; J. Gordon Scannell Jr. for real estate; Fred Bopp III for bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights and business litigation; and David McConnell for business litigation, intellectual property and alternative dispute resolution.

Listed as Rising Stars are Dawn Harmon for civil litigation defense, employment and labor, and business litigation; and Sara Moppin for banking, business/corporate and energy and natural resources.

A number of attorneys from Verrill Dana’s Portland office have been honored by New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for excellence in their individual areas of practice.

Eric Altholz, employee benefits/ERISA, health care; Scott Anderson, projects; Charles Bacall, intellectual property, business/corporate; Robert Brooks, employment and labor, employment litigation: defense, workers’ compensation; Juliet Browne, environmental, energy and natural resources, land use/zoning; Anthony Calcagni, real estate; Chris Caseiro, intellectual property; Roger Clement Jr., bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights; Christopher J.W. Coggeshall, real estate; James Cohen, utilities, banking, government relations; Douglas Currier, employment and labor, employment litigation: defense, immigration; Harold Friedman, personal injury defense: products, business litigation, general litigation; Gregory Fryer, securities and corporate finance, business/corporate; David Galgay Jr., real estate, bonds/government finance, banking; Martha Gaythwaite, personal injury defense: products, personal injury defense: general, environmental litigation; John Giffune, construction litigation, construction/surety, general litigation; James Goggin, intellectual property litigation, intellectual property; Mark Googins, business/corporate, banking, utilities; William Harwood, utilities, administrative law, energy and natural resources; Kathleen Gleason Healy, health care; Kurt Klebe, estate planning and probate, nonprofit; Alan MacEwan, mergers and acquisitions, business/corporate; Christopher McLoon, tax, business/corporate; Suzanne Meeker, employee benefits/ERISA; Richard Moon, employment litigation: defense, employment and labor, immigration; Charles Oestreicher, real estate; James Palmer, real estate; Raymond Pelletier, real estate, land use/zoning, international; A. Robert Ruesch, construction litigation, construction/surety, business litigation; Jeffrey Selser, real estate, land use/zoning, environmental; Elizabeth Connellan Smith, workers’ compensation, employment and labor; and Karen Frink Wolf, personal injury defense: medical malpractice, business litigation, alternative dispute resolution.

The following attorneys were recognized as Rising Stars:

Kelly Boden, environmental; Benjamin Ford, transportation/maritime, employment litigation: defense; Katie Gray, energy and natural resources, administrative law, utilities; Nathaniel Hull, bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights; Charles Katz-Leavy, real estate, land use/zoning, energy and natural resources; Riikka Morrill, business/corporate, health care; Misti Munster, employee benefits/ERISA; Christopher Smith, business/corporate, mergers and acquisitions, nonprofit; Gordon Smith, environmental, land use/zoning; Melanie Stevens, personal injury defense: medical malpractice, general litigation, professional liability: defense.

Chris Neagle, of the law firm of Troubh Heisler PA, recently achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating in Real Estate.

Neagle was included in the 2014 edition of the Best Lawyers in America.

CERTIFICATIONS

Jason Burtchell, a physical therapist at Central Maine Therapy Services in Lewiston, earned his certification in mechanical diagnosis and therapy through The McKenzie Institute.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

Sharon Sudbay was recently elected to a two-year term as chief volunteer officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine’s board of directors.

Sudbay, of Portland, has served on the board for 13 years, including eight as chair of the resource development committee. She is an associate at Mitchell Tardy Government Affairs and provides public affairs counsel, as well as stakeholder communications and outreach planning to businesses and organizations.

Three new advisers were appointed to the Cumberland County Committee of the Maine Community Foundation: Bill Diamond of Windham; Carter Friend of Portland; and Kathryn Schneider Smith of Freeport.

A small-business owner and former teacher and principal, Diamond served six terms in the Maine Senate representing Windham. He is president of Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors, an all-volunteer group that provides heating assistance to those who don’t qualify for other assistance.

Friend is senior vice president of community impact at the United Way of Greater Portland. He was previously the executive director of Legal Services for the Elderly and an attorney at Verrill and Dana.

Smith is a public historian whose career has included work in historical societies, historic preservation, and cultural heritage tourism in Washington, D.C., where she recently retired as the founder and first executive director of Cultural Tourism DC. She is a trustee of the Maine Historical Society and an adviser to the Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation.