NEW FACES

Katie Bell was hired as production manager of the Portland based branding company Pulp+Wire.

Bell has written and designed for publications in Portland, New England and London. She most recently worked as production artist and journalist at Current Publishing in Westbrook.

PROMOTIONS

Matthew Stein became a partner of Pierce Atwood LLP.

Stein, of North Yarmouth, joined the firm as an associate in its Intellectual Property & Technology practice group in 2006.

He practices in the firm’s Portland office and focuses his practice on three areas: structuring and negotiating complex commercial agreements relating to information technology, intellectual property and big data; trademark protection and prosecution; and privacy and data security.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

Community Partners Inc. welcomed six new members to its board of directors in 2013:

Lisa Boucher, a vice president at Cross Employee Benefits; Louise Bernier, a self-advocate at CPI; Jim McCarthy, a financial adviser at Prudential Financial; Remi Caron, a director at GWI Business Services; Dave Morneau, an actuarial at Actuarial Designs and Solutions; and Jason Sulham, the founder of North Public Affairs.

Attorney Don Briggs of Briggs & Wholey LLC in Rockport was elected to the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice.

Briggs, of Camden, is a board-certified civil trial lawyer and member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He had an extensive experience in medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death litigation.

AWARDS

Hammond Lumber Co., with 12 locations in Maine, was recently recognized by ShoreMaster waterfront products with the top Platinum Dealer Award, as well as awards for all-star service and marketing.

Hammond is Shoremaster’s largest dealer in the U.S.

GENERAL

DMM Inc., formerly Direct Mail of Maine, a direct marketing and digital document solutions provider in Scarborough, recently celebrated 30 years in business with an anniversary event at Bruno’s restaurant in Portland that included family, friends and business partners.

Specialty Solutions announced Casco Bay Surgery as the newest member of the organization.

Specialty Solutions is an association of independent physician practices formed in 2011 by Spectrum Medical Group OA, Centers for Orthopaedics, Chest Medicine Associates and Portland Gastroenterology Center to promote strong, independent specialty physician practices. Other members include Allergy & Asthma Associates of Maine, Coastal Women’s Healthcare, Eyecare Medical Group, Maine Nephrology Associates, Maine Center for Cancer Care, and Plastic and Hand Surgical.